The first book in an epic middle grade fantasy adventure
series that takes place in an underground society at the center of
the earth. Packed with action, humor, magic, and
After following a mysterious map into the woods and then under
the woods, eleven-year-old Albert Flynn learns he's a Balance
Keeper-someone with special magical skills for fixing problems in
three underground Realms at the Core of the earth. His new job is
important; if the realms fall out of balance, the world above could
be in great danger.
Albert and his Balance Keeper teammates Birdie and Leroy arrive
in the Core not a moment too soon. There's an Imbalance in the
Calderon Realm and it's threatening to bury Albert's hometown of
New York City in a mountain of ash.
The three must train hard completing mental and physical
challenges, but above all, they must harness the power of their
Tiles-unique superpowers given to each Balance Keeper. So far,
Albert's mastered the art of not mastering his Tile....
With the situation in Calderon growing worse every day, can
Albert, Leroy, and Birdie restore balance before New York is
destroyed forever? Will Albert master his Tile before it's too
Perfect for fans of Percy Jackson, The Unwanteds, and
the classic Journey to the Center of the Earth.