My family are a bunch of fantasy nerds. We love Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Narnia, Harry Potter, etc. This book fits right into that style. We’ve enjoyed the adventure and lore of it. Looking forward to the next book in the series coming out! -Amazon Review
After the mysterious disappearance of their parents, the Sanctus children are assigned to the Tradium Boarding School, where magic is studied but never truly practiced.
Paul discovers a mystic book and his own magical gift which may save the school and his younger siblings lives. When a deadly plague breaches the castle walls, will his sister Hope use her own unique gifts to save the school, even if her own family must pay the ultimate cost?
The Sanctus Chronicles: The Plague of Tradium is a tale full of unique supernatural gifts and the wisdom of great literature that children of all ages will delight in, and the whole family can read together.
*Praise for The Sanctus Chronicles*
“In a world of two hundred and eighty character social media posts, we desperately need to cultivate again our holy imaginations through good reading; especially with our children. In The Sanctus Chronicles: The Plague of Tradium, Dustin Leimgruber takes us into a world of fantasy where a mystical book and supernatural powers are real and the journey is the cost of daring to believe. This is an inspiring fictional world the whole family can enjoy. As I read the Chronicles of Narnia with my children, I look forward to reading the Sanctus Chronicles with my grandchildren.” Rev. Dr. D. Dean Weaver
The Sanctus Chronicles: The Plague of Tradium is a thought provoking page-turner through and through. It possesses the allegorical depth and complexity to challenge and entertain even the most advanced readers, yet the magical fairytale-like plot that captures and delights the imaginations of children. The short stories and poems within the book are true masterpieces, beautifully crafted and worthy of their own accord to be stand-alone tales. In a fun and light hearted manner, Leimgruber manages to convey deep spiritual truths of enough gravity to sober those who pause to ponder them. This book is a rare gem to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. –.Anna Gehring
About the Author
D. P. Leimgruber is the author of The Sanctus Chronicles: The Plague of Tradium, the first in a planned series of middle grade fantasy novels. It is the ideal read aloud story for the whole family, and an enchanting solo read for adults who love classics like The Chronicles of Narnia.
When he’s not writing classic tales, he is pastoring in the First Presbyterian Church in Ossian, Indiana (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) and an adjunct teacher at Three Oaks Christian School in Decatur, Indiana.
He lives in the middle of cornfields with the wife of his youth and five children.