Cage and his sister seek their dad in ancient China, give life to ancient statues, and raise the dead, but they also bring forward evil. Historical fiction, time-travel, martial arts, and romance unite in this epic story of intrigue, ancient prophecies, and justice. More
Historical fiction, martial arts and romance unite in this epic story of intrigue, good and evil, ancient prophecies and justice.
When George Fleener is mysteriously kidnapped, his teenage children Cage and Mia are left with nothing except a backpack full of his junk—an old-looking notebook, a broken flashlight, a cracked mirror, and a strange metal orb that quickly reveals itself as the key to a time-travel portal. Cage and Mia are suddenly transported from present-day Seattle to the Forbidden City of medieval China, where they are captured by the fourteen-year-old Ming emperor. Cage uses his wits and his years of martial arts training to prove their innocence, save the Emperor, and evade conspirators, and in the process learns the frightening truth about his family—he and Mia are part of a royal lineage that has been battling evil for a thousand years. For teens become adults as they learn that to survive the past and move forward through time, they must confront an invading army, command the dead, and bring sacred statues to life, all without altering history and changing the course of human events forever.
CHAMBERS has been published by mainstream publishers in Poland, Indonesia and Thailand will arrive in 2017. This is the first installment of Sarah Gerdes’ five-book series, has a multi-million dollar budget and is now in preproduction, with Lucas Foster of Warp Entertainment producing.
CHAMBERS, the first installment of Sarah Gerdes’ five-book series, has a multi-million dollar budget and is now in preproduction, with Lucas Foster of Warp Entertainment producing.
“Sarah masterfully weaves the major and minor storylines with real, historical characters that literally changed the face of China alongside her unique, fascinating and multi-dimensional, fictional characters," said Foster. "In this first installment, she takes the time necessary to establish the foundation for a saga. It's great book and we're going to make a great movie franchise out of it.”
—Lucas Foster, Warp Entertainment, producer of films including Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Law Abiding Citizen, Bad Boys, Jumper, Man on Fire, Crimson Tide.
"It is like Indiana Jones, the Magic Tree House and the Age of Empires all rolled into one." Teri Ann Berg Olsen, Syndicated Columnist and reviewer, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine.
"Even reluctant readers get hooked on Chambers." Mary Harris, owner, Park Place Books, Kirkland, WA
"Anyone who enjoys discoveries, mysteries and adventure will love this book." Chauni Haslet, Owner, All for Kids Books, Seattle, WA
"It will be hard to top this 'eye popping' 'rib cracking' adventure." Lisa Everitt, Teacher Librarian, Kirkland, WA