grow tall. He believes that would help him gain lots of adoring
friends and even impress Charlene, the girl of his dreams. He
tries all tricks and tips to increase his height, but to no avail.
Finally, he pins all his hopes on a miracle by writing to Santa
and stays ‘good’ through the year. Christmas arrives, but Alfie’s
wish doesn’t get fulfilled. Hurt and deeply disappointed, Alfie
runs away from his orphanage to look for Santa. That is only
the beginning of a fantastical journey that takes him across
mythical lands where he meets creatures straight out of fairy
tales. With a wicked wizard out to dominate the universe and a
worried Santa with his share of woes, Alfie has his hands full.
Will he be able to achieve his dream? With the help of his best
friend, Bullet, a pug and Pedro, an owl, he just might!
Shaiju Mathew is known for his bestselling book Knocked Up (2010). Shaiju Mathew is a lover of stories, be it books or films. He loves them. Though he has an entrepreneurial bent and heads the PR & social media marketing departments for one of India’s leading startups, his talent lies in the creative side. He’s
known for his bestselling book, “Knocked Up” released in 2010 and it’s all set to be released as a feature film soon. He enjoys writing stories and reviewing movies. Owing to the
success of “Knocked Up”, Shaiju is all ready to release his next book, “Alfie The Elf”. A story for every ‘child at heart person’, about the magic of Christmas.
Ted Dekker’s bestselling and most beloved series—together in one volume.
It's the story of a man named Thomas Hunter, an unlikely hero who finds himself pulled between two worlds. In our reality, he works in a coffee house. In the other, he becomes a battle-scarred general leading a band of followers known as the Circle. Every time he falls asleep in one reality, he wakes in the other. The fate of both worlds now rests on his ability to shift realities through his dreams—and somehow, find a way to change history.
Four novels. Two Worlds. One Story.
Praise for the Circle series:
“Put simply: it’s a brilliant, dangerous idea. And we need more dangerous ideas . . . Dekker’s trilogy is a mythical epic, with a vast, predetermined plot and a scope of staggering proportions . . . Black is one of those books that will make you thankful that you know how to read. If you love a good story, and don’t mind suspending a little healthy disbelief, Black will keep you utterly enthralled from beginning to . . . well, cliffhanger. Red can’t get here fast enough.” —FuseMagazine.net
“As a producer of movies filled with incredible worlds and heroic characters, I have high standards for the fiction I read. Ted Dekker’s novels deliver big with mind-blowing, plot-twisting page-turners. Fair warning—this trilogy will draw you in at a breakneck pace and never let up. Cancel all plans before you start because you won’t be able to stop once you enter Black.” —RALPH WINTER, Producer—X-Men, X2: X-Men United, Planet of the Apes, Executive Producer—StarTrek V: Final Frontier
“Black has to be the read of the year! A powerful, thought-provoking, edge-of-your-seat thriller of epic proportions that offers great depth and insight into the forces around us.” —JOE GOODMAN, film producer, Namesake Entertainment
The Paradise War
Lewis Gillies is an American graduate student in Oxford who should be getting on with his life. Yet for some reason, he finds himself speeding north with his roommate Simon on a larkùhalf-heartedly searching for a long-extinct creature allegedly spotted in a misty glen in Scotland. Expecting little more than a weekend diversion, Lewis accidently crosses through a mystical gateway where two worlds meet: into the time-between-times, as the ancient Celts called it. And into the heart of a collision between good and evil that's been raging since long before Lewis was born.
The Silver Hand
The great king is dead and his kingdom lies in ruins. Treachery and brutality rule the land, and Albion is the scene of an epic struggle for the throne.
Lewis is now known as Llew in this Otherworld and has become a threat to the usurper Meldron. Exiled and driven from the clan, he must seek the meaning behind a mysterious prophecyùthe making of a true king and the revealing of a long-awaited champion: Silver Hand.
The Endless Knot
Fires rage in Albion: strange, hidden, dark-flamed, invisible to the eye. In the midst of it, Llew must journey to the Foul Land to redeem his greatest treasure. As the last battle begins, the myths, passions, and heroism of an ancient people come to life . . . and Llew Silver Hand will face a challenge that will test his very soul.