He is not without allies. With the help of his grandmother, Elizabeth, and his best friend, Michelle, he learns the origin of his familys strange history straight from Mary Shelleys Frankenstein. He learns how that story continued with the surprising journey of the monster and his monster-bride to America. And finally, he learns about the end of making monsters on earth. But there are elements in this history about which even those closest to it are unaware. Wonders abound and dangers lurk for Victor and his loved ones in unexpected places.
Monster Talk is a poignant tale about the power of reading, the complexity of love, the wonder and terror of growing up, and the moral ambiguity of the species, human and monster both.
Michael Jarmer holds an MAT from Lewis and Clark College and an MFA in Creative Writing from Warren Wilson College. He teaches high school English and is the lyricist, singer, and principal percussionist in the Portland pop band Here Comes Everybody. Michael lives with his wife and son in Milwaukie, Oregon.
To defeat the evil of the Seven Swords, Ridmark must learn the secrets of their making. But the creator of the Swords is imprisoned within the dungeons of Urd Maelwyn, once the stronghold of the dark elven tyrant called the Sovereign.
And those who enter the dungeons of Urd Maelwyn never return...