George Hagen gives Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven a run for it’s money in this delightful juvenile literature book destined to be read before bedtime. Gabriel appears to be a normal boy on the outside but both his parents are missing in action and he must journey to a distant place and un-cover the truth himself. However he is not alone; in a world where animals can talk, spirit-animals are real, and real life bullies can’t be ignored any longer Gabriels fortune pulls his friends together into a magical combat which will both unite them and change his personal destiny forever. Will Gabriel and his amicus be courageous enough to rescue his father?