Who Comes to Remake the World?
A New King
Like No Other Before...
The Dramatic Conclusion of
The Year of the Red Door
The world teeters on the brink of destruction. There is only one hope. Only one chance to keep old promises, to heal old wounds, and to end, once and for all, the conflicts that torment the world.
There is only one way to do it.
And only one person who can bring it all to pass.
He has been called many names.
Robby Ribbon. Hidden One. Bellringer. Dreamwalker. Philawain. King.
There is yet one name that he must earn. And he is determined to do so. But even he cannot conceive the consequences.
For if he succeeds, all the world and every living thing within it will be forever changed.
About The Year of the Red Door
244 Days Remain.
That is all.
The Year of the Red Door has begun, and four months have already passed by. This is the story of the last 244 days.
Uncanny things are taking place in the world, mysterious powers are stirring, and there are signs of coming change. Like pieces on a gameboard, ancient forces are moving into position, gathering strength. Many sense the portents and see the signs, but few know their meaning. Fewer still understand what must be done. But who is there to do it?
In only 244 days, six intrepid travelers must cross thousands of miles, to the far edge of the world, to find a place that may not even exist. A legendary place called Griferis where a new king may be prepared, trained, and judged for worthiness. It is their bid to find that place, to discover the secret Name of the King, and to make one of their companions the new King. But hope is thin, and time runs out. Can the Name be found? Can the Usurper use it to take the throne? And will it make any difference? It already seems too late.
In the spirit of J.R.R. Tolkien and Charles Dickens comes a new heroic tale, a story of ageless love and brave determination, of tragic loss and the hope of redemption. During this quest, mythic powers arise from the ancient past, fate collides with destiny, and the world edges swiftly to its final destruction or to its ultimate fulfillment. Only the Bellringer can tip the balance of fate, but the world is almost out of time...
Publisher's Note: This electronic version of To Touch a Dream not only contains all of the text of the Second Edition (print), but also a Reader's Reference Glossary with new and revised maps not included in the print version.