Joshua is a lonely child. With only his imagination to keep him company, he invents epic adventures in his mind. He leads armies and builds magnificent tumbleweed forts in his desert home. When a trip to his fort goes awry due to a dust storm, Joshua’s adventure really begins.
As he huddles in his fort, he is rescued by a mysterious girl named Zeleen. She takes him on an even more amazing adventure than those of his own making.
Many of the events depicted in the novel came from Ferry’s own life. By his own admission, he is Joshua. Ferry is the son of an Air Force test pilot, as is Joshua. Though Joshua’s description of his father’s job is much more elegant and majestic. He calls him a “knight of the sky” – his plane is a “thundering airship”.
Daniel Ferry’s novel, “Tumbleweed Forts”, is a fantasy as fascinating and magical as the desert itself. The reader is drawn into the world of Joshua’s imagination, seeing the wonders through his eyes. We go with him as he journeys with Zaleen.
Intended for middle grades and up, “Tumbleweed Forts” is a must read for anyone who loves a good fantasy/ adventure.
Five Golden Acorns
© Dellani Oakes