Welcome to the home of my fantasy adventure series, Joshua and the Lightning Road, called “A heart-pounding thrill ride full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish,” by The Midwest Book Review. Set in an imaginary dark world, it’s a magical, action-packed adventure. Follow me on BookBub to hear about new releases! Meet Joshua!
Joshua and the Lightning Road, Book 1 in the Lightning Road series!
“Vividly imagined characters in a gripping action fantasy that never lets you go until the very last page.” ~Jenny Nimmo, NY Times bestselling author of the Charlie Bone series
Twelve-year-old Joshua Cooper learns the hard way that lightning never strikes by chance when a bolt strikes his house and whisks away his best friend—possibly forever. Armed with only luck and his grandfather’s mysterious crystal, Joshua must save his friend by traveling the Lightning Road to a dark world that steals children for energy. New friends come to Joshua’s aid and while battling beasts and bandits and fending off the Child Collector, Joshua’s mission quickly becomes more than a search for his friend—it becomes the battle of his life.
First reviews are in!
“Joshua and the Lightning Road is a heart-pounding thrill ride full of unexpected twists and turns from start to finish.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Action-packed adventure…futuristic creatures and ancient myths…an exciting combination.” –Goodreads Reviewer
“Imaginative, vivid, and dazzling…Richly atmospheric…From the initial flash of lightning to the book’s electrifying end, Galanti’s eerie Lost Realm of Nostos is fresh, scary, and deep. A juggernaut of a thrill ride—perfect for the young adventurer in your life!” –Amazon Reviewer
“…so vivid. I could feel, smell and envision the setting… all the right characteristics of a great main character – brave, smart and kind.”–This Kid Reviews Books
“An action-packed adventure with every chapter! Galanti has quite skillfully written a plot that keeps you guessing. I do recommend it, especially for fans of the Percy Jackson series.” –Literary Hoots
“A thrilling, hard to put down fantasy adventure that will have wide appeal…bring on the sequel.”–Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
“A solid recommendation for the fantasy, adventure fan. Strong, relatable characters and imaginative world building make this debut children’s novel one you will hope will continue in a several book series.”–Boys to Books
“A story of friendship, love, sacrifice, hope and courage. A wonderful, magical, mystery adventure for kids of all ages.” –Fundimental Book Reviews
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Joshua and the Arrow Realm, Book 2 in the Lightning Road series
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Early praise by reviewers:
“Smart, gripping, and one thrilling ride. An exciting non-stop story line of Greek heroes, hungry beasts, and betrayal from the past and future.” – Always in the Middle
“Adventure, danger, and intrigue abound. A spectacular next chapter in Joshua’s story.” – Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews
Joshua never thought he’d be called back to the world of Nostos so soon. But when his friend King Apollo needs his help in the Arrow Realm, Joshua braves this dark world once more in order to save him. With Joshua’s loyalties divided between Nostos and Earth, he must rely on his courage and powers to restore magic to this desperate world and to free its people. Abandoned by his friends in his quest, unarmed, and facing great odds, can he survive on instincts alone and not only save those imprisoned—but himself?
“Fast-paced and endlessly inventive, Joshua and the Arrow Realm is a high-stakes romp through a wild world where descendants of the Greek gods walk beside you, beasts abound, and not everything—or everyone—is as it seems.” ~ Michael Northrop, New York Times bestselling author of the TombQuest series
“New friends, new enemies, new questions, and new betrayals! Fast-paced and engaging, JOSHUA AND THE ARROW REALM not only challenges Joshua’s faith in himself and others, it challenges readers to pick out the secret allies among the traitors. Or is it the secret traitors among the allies?” ~ Dianne K. Salerni, author of The Eighth Day series
“Galanti has created another fast-paced, intricate tale that weaves together newly created myths with ancient ones and populates the world of Nostos with Greek gods and characters and monsters to thrill and chill the reader.” – C. Lee McKenzie, author of Sign of the Green Dragon
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