Malcolm Chester’s new novel takes readers to magical land of ‘Elysia’

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Protagonist Courtney struggles with adolescence finds solace in mystical realm

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Author Malcolm Chester invites readers to experience this story of adolescence and the troubles one faces when coming of age in his new book “Elysia: The World in Children’s Dreams”

Courtney, a 12-year-old girl, dreads the thought of growing up. While her life was once normal, it is now a shell of its former reality due to her father’s absence. Luckily for her, the realm of light, goodness and beauty – Elysia – offers her refuge from the plights of everyday life and her depression. Unfortunately, Courtney may not be able to enjoy Elysia; only children are allowed in the mysterious realm.

Author Malcolm Chester invites readers to experience this story of adolescence and the troubles one faces when coming of age in his new book “Elysia: The World in Children’s Dreams” (published by Trafford Publishing).

Shortly after her father goes missing, Courtney discovers she can visit Elysia when she dreams. A land brimming with mounds of candy, colorful creatures and the boy of her dreams, she never wants to leave. Her connection to the land grows even stronger when the kingdom elects her as its new queen.

Maelstrom, the nearby evil land, plans on destroying Elysia. With Elysia’s magic crystal now in their possession, Maelstrom looks as if they may succeed. Courtney and her friends must quickly find the missing crystal and restore balance to the land, as time pushes Courtney closer and closer to becoming an adult.

“Elysia”
By Malcolm Chester
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781426975837
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 280 pages | ISBN 9781426975844
E-Book | 280 pages | ISBN 9781426975851
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Malcolm Chester earned a bachelor’s degree from Brown University in political science, a master’s degree in child study from Tufts University and a juris doctor from IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. A former public affairs executive, he continues to consult while also practicing law. He currently lives in Illinois. “Elysia” is his second book.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.
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