Hamelin Stoop: The Eagle, the Cave, and the Footbridge

Hamelin Stoop Series: Book 1

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Pub Date 15 Nov 2016 | Archive Date 13 Nov 2019
12 Gates Publishing, Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles

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Afraid of being caught by trackers from another world, a young mother abandons her baby boy in a tomato box inside the screened porch of a children's home. The staff at the orphanage name him Hamelin Stoop, but he grows up longing to learn his real name, find his parents, and thus discover his true identity. Life is not easy for Hamelin. He belongs to everyone, though in some ways to no one fully. And the people he is closest to leave him one by one. A letter from an older friend advises Hamelin to "keep waiting and keep hoping." Bitter experiences force Hamelin to wait, but he has to learn how to hope. When the children's home forgets his eighth birthday, he sneaks away at night. He soon discovers that he isn't just running away -- he is being summoned by the Ancient One. Guided by the Great Eagle through a mysterious cave, Hamelin must pass a dangerous test of courage before he can find his parents. Hamelin's failures, fears, and hopes become part of a larger story, a story of a great struggle between worlds and kingdoms where the old myths of magic, evil contracts, and enslaved children turn out to be real.

Afraid of being caught by trackers from another world, a young mother abandons her baby boy in a tomato box inside the screened porch of a children's home. The staff at the orphanage name him Hamelin...


A Note From the Publisher

Hardcover - 978-1495619724

Ebook - 978-1-4956-1974-8

Hardcover - 978-1495619724

Ebook - 978-1-4956-1974-8


Advance Praise

"Hamelin Stoop offers all the best qualities of the young adult fantasy novel: a fast-paced narrative that seamlessly mixes the wondrous with the everyday; a careful juggling of diverse characters who appear and disappear at just the right moment; a slow, organic unfolding of secrets and mysteries. And something more. In the tradition of George MacDonald, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien, Robert Sloan offers three things that have been lacking in modern fantasy: a deep and nuanced understanding of the true nature of good and evil; an equally nuanced understanding of the true nature of masculinity and femininity; a thoughtful meditation on the nature of providence and free will that takes seriously the consequences of our choices . . . even, and especially, when they are made by children."
- Louis Markos, C. S. Lewis Scholar

"Hamelin Stoop offers all the best qualities of the young adult fantasy novel: a fast-paced narrative that seamlessly mixes the wondrous with the everyday; a careful juggling of diverse characters...


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Author is available for blog tours, interviews, giveaways, book club participation, and speaking engagements. Book 3 in the series will release December 3, 2019.

Author is available for blog tours, interviews, giveaways, book club participation, and speaking engagements. Book 3 in the series will release December 3, 2019.


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