Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed

Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed
Matthew David Brough
Del Ryder and her friends stumble through a portal into mystic Azdia. There they meet Crimson, a shapeshifter who believes Del is their awaited savior. Captured by trees and slammed by storms, the evil force of Azdia keeps them from their goal. Still, Del and her friends persevere, following the clues of a riddle in the hope that it leads to home.

About the Author

On a road trip across western Canada, a boy and his two older sisters listened as their mother read them The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Although he knew he loved the story, and as a teenager went on to fall even more in love with The Lord of the Rings, it wasn't until the year he was turning 40 that Matthew David Brough felt the full force of these books. That was when he sat down to write a story and out came Del Ryder and the Crystal Seed, the first book in a fast-paced fantasy adventure series for ages eight and up.

Matthew is also the devoted husband of Cheryl, loving father of Juliet, and the pastor of a small Presbyterian Church in Winnipeg, Canada. In both his reading and writing, he avoids books that moralize or "preach," but loves stories of hope.