The Special Boy Who Could
BY SAMANTHA CAPRIO-NEGRET
Seraphina’s journey to Raiven two-and-a-half years ago was more real to her than anything she’s ever experienced. All twelve-year-old Seraphina seems to be doing lately is having dreams of Raiven and receiving visions and signs that Raiven and the rainbow crystal are in trouble again. But when she meets two friends who enter into her latest world of middle school – sweet and innocent Ava, and the new, cute kid with autism, Enzo – Seraphina is not the only one having these dreams…so are they. Their message?
Come and bring the Special Boy Who Could.
The three become instant best buddies who not only end up sharing a unique bond, but all share an important role with helping to save Raiven. It’s up to the three of them to unravel the mystery of the Special Boy Who Could – before Raiven and the rainbow crystal are doomed forever.
Meanwhile, the three learn about the evil sorcerer Abigor’s malicious plan of revenge to take over all of the land and power in Raiven. Enzo discovers that he is the chosen one on this mission with a unique connection to the magical world. A dark secret about his past, which has been hidden from him comes to the surface, which has to do with Abigor and his evil plan. Enzo, along with Seraphina and Ava, journey to fight Abigor and his two blood-sucking gargoyles to return the powerful rainbow crystal to the fallen and dying Wizard Arbit Maximus before it’s too late. Because if the powerful wizard dies, who will take his place and rule all the realms in Raiven?
More secrets, hidden realms, and mystical and mythical characters present themselves in this adventurous, magical story about true friendship, courage, and hope. New fairies and dragons leap along for the ride who help Seraphina, Enzo, and Ava to fight darkness. They come to find out that they’re not the only ones guiding them, but so is Seraphina’s best friend from her past who died, Josie Lee. Her presence proves to always still be around. But even Josie Lee has grown in power on the other side…from spirit guide to luminescent angel.
Once again it’s up to Seraphina to save Raiven, but this time with The Special Boy Who Could.
I got the vibe of NEVERENDING STORY meets THE SECRET… I can’t wait for the sequel!
– Kelly Karsner Clarke
Even though this is a children’s book it grabbed me right from the beginning… as the fantasy unfolds you’re learning life lessons of love, friendship, hope and confidence. I would highly recommend this book for your child.
This book delightfully breathes all the colors of the rainbow to a sparkling life with its detailed descriptions of characters, magical beings and fantasy-filled scenery. A wonderful read for middle-graders that delivers words of wisdom, hope, and everlasting love.
– A. M. Wood
Adorable chidrens’ book with hope and promise. Also who doesn’t love unicorns?!!
Children’s Book Author & Screenwriter
Samantha graduated with a BS in Journalism from Florida International University in 2003. She wrote and reported entertainment scripts that were aired on FOX WSVN 7 in Miami, FL and OWL Radio at Florida Atlantic University in Boca. She is passionate about writing and has been writing short stories and poetry since she was a kid, after learning that her favorite grandmother was a poet. Samantha began writing children’s stories in 2004 and has completed a 62,000 middle-grade, fantasy called, RAINBOW CRYSTAL, which was released on May 15, 2018 with CLEAN READS (ASTRAEA PRESS). She has also completed a 18,000 humorous, animal-talking, chapter book called MURPHY: THE PHAT CAT. In addition …more