In the year before being abducted and all communications with family cut off, Eli (Elliot), an 11-year old had been waking up each morning at 6am and earlier to work on his book while he had coffee and breakfast with his father, before his brother and sister got up for school. Since his father had written a book, Eli figured he would too, only he planned to write a blockbuster and sell millions of copies.
Eli’s goal was to be published at 12, an age he has reached since his abduction. But it is a dream his father is helping him make real by assembling and editing together all the materials his son left behind in his notebook and on his computer. Eli’s close friend at the Masaccio middle school, Edoardo, is acting as the book’s Senior Editor, by ensuring that the completed story is faithful to the ideas that Eli often described to him late at night during sleepovers.
Here is the beginning of Chapter 1 of ‘The Half Elf’.
For the rest, you’ll have to buy the final version, to be published later this year since Eli’s goal was not only to be published, but to sell a million copies, or certainly more than his father’s book!
“It was another beautiful spring morning in Astengurt, a small city known for its peacefulness, and the inhabitants had just started planting their plants in the farms.”
My grandfather took a puff from his pipe and continued with his usual Tuesday extremely long bedtime story.
“While the whole city was laughing, joking and listening to the music made by the birds, even the walls knew someone somewhere near the farms was not and never was happy. His name was Geoffrey Chosser, a well-known maniac.” …
Download first entire chapter: Half Elf – Chapter 1