Canterbury, Kent (PRWEB) June 16, 2006
Jasper Cooper's first book, Candara's Gift, rose to number 1 on the Amazon.co.uk Best Seller List following it's launch yesterday. Within a few hours it was outselling 'Harry Potter', Dan Brown, and even 'Pele: The Autobiography' during the World Cup. It hovered at number 2 for a few hours before rising above the 'Dangerous Book For Boys.'
This new fantasy adventure is the first book of a trilogy called The Kingdom of Gems and is gripping the imagination of children from 9 upwards. As with Harry Potter, adults are enjoying it too. It is illustrated with original and exquisite drawings and maps as well as a beautiful oil painting of the magical kingdom. All these are also produced by the author, who did everything himself except the printing.
The dramatic meteoric rise of Candara's Gift up the Best Seller List has the hallmark of a book that will soon be enjoyed on a world-wide scale with the further books in the trilogy being looked forward to with eager anticipation. The second book, 'The Silver Well' is expected to be released later this year, with the third, 'The Glass Prison' in 2007.
Harry Potter and the Narnia stories have been translated successfully into films, and now it seems inevitable that Candara's Gift will follow.
Jasper Cooper, 53, is also well known in tennis circles as a professional tennis player. He has played for England and won the British Veteran Championships held at Wimbledon in 1999.
Due to the sudden popularity of Candara's Gift, inevitably publishers are showing great interest in the book and trilogy. Jasper is currently in talks with some of them.
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