"With Utomia , Caitlin Scholl and Neil Mullins have crafted a marvel. I tore through this book like it was on fire, and when I finished I was heartbroken to leave this world of lizards and bats and meerkats, with its strange concoction of magic and science. I hope they hurry up and finish the next one, because I can't wait to see what happens next." –Jimmy Cajoleas, author of Goldeline
Utomia: The Legend Beyond is the story of Laoch, a talented young lizard uninspired by the slow pace of his small farming community. Laoch spends his time building a secret fort with his brother and two best friends and daydreaming about life in the fabled city of Utomia.
But everything changes when Laoch leads his friends through a series of scientific experiments and something goes drastically awry. A plume of magical purple smoke begins to rise from their village and the greatest powers of the worldincluding the Utomian Armytake note, quickly mobilizing toward the boys’ small town.
In the first book of this incredible series, Laoch and company venture through a planet of strange beings, secret societies, and time warps enacted by the giant Water Clock that protects the magical city. The boys’ individual journeys bring them closer to the understanding of bravery, love, and the true meaning of friendship as they struggle to save not only their families, but one another.
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
CAITLIN SCHOLL holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Naropa University. She’s published two books, Mocemoce , Na Vanua (The Land Abiding) , and Makebelieve. Caitlin currently co-produces and directs The Space We Make, a Brooklyn-based performance collective. She lives in Portland, ME, with her husband and baby daughter.
NEIL MULLINS is a Creative Technologist born in Dublin, Ireland, and living in New York City. He works for a digital studio producing compelling, story-driven digital experiences. He holds a degree in Pharmaceutical Engineering and a Masters in Business & Entrepreneurship. Neil’s background in technology, science, and traditional Irish culture created a new world to explore.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Beginning of Something Great! For anyone looking for a little adventure, I'd highly recommend Utomia. From the get-go, you feel fully immersed in the story and the world the authors have built. Each and every chapter has you coming back for more. I think I read it in 3 days. This has the makings of a great series - I can't wait for book 2!
I love this book and cannot wait for an inevitable sequel! While I grew up reading Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, I hadn’t read a fantasy book in at least a decade. I picked up Utomia intending to give it to my younger cousin but ended up completely absorbed in the book and finishing it in less than a day. While it’s technically YA Fantasy, the writing is not just for a younger crowd; the character development and overall narrative is mature and engaging while maintaining the fun of a fantasy novel, not unlike the Harry Potter series. Highly recommend!
I read Utomia: The Legend Beyond in about four days and I am only 10! I think Utomia is an easy read chapter book for readers of any age. It’s about a lizard named Loach and his friends and the adventures they have. I liked it so much I stayed up past 10 pm reading it and I can’t wait to give a copy to all of my friends. I rate it a ten outta ten and recommend it to all readers who like adventure, mystery, and fiction. It's the best book I've read so far! :) Cooper Gagnon