Guild of the Blue Dragon by Christopher Fulbright
Approx. 65,850 words.
Published on August 3, 2012 by
Kody Warren has more experience with death than any 13-year-old should -- he lost his father in the war and now his mother’s dying of cancer. When Kody and his friend Angel take a secret trip into the city, they're swept into a realm of worlds within worlds. Searching for a miracle to save his mother, Kody and Angel are caught in an ancient war of mythical creatures, and magic alone can save them.