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When the dark musician Jedermann gains control of the legendary Gold Baton, Tyler, his sister Christina, and their friends are drawn into a dangerous, mysterious adventure. Guided by the mythical Dr. Fuddle, these explorers journey to Orphea, saving the land from chaos and destruction, and return to earth with the gift of harmony.
Twelve year old Tyler Harrington and his younger mute sister Christina have been living with a bone-chilling mystery. After nearly giving up hope, Tyler finally receives the clear, unmistakable sign his mother had promised him. The sign leads Tyler, Christina and three of their friends into the town’s most mysterious residence. There they meet a former resident of the manor, Dr. Fuddle, who offers them the solution to the mystery, but at a great price: they must leave earth and enter the land of Orphea and help him find the legendary Gold Baton.
Once in Orphea, Tyler and the others learn that their mission had been foretold in a prophecy, that they are the Messengers of Music, destined to save Orphea from the dark forces of Jedermann, who is quickly gaining control of Orphea, replacing all harmony and beauty with discord and chaos. Turn by turn, the mission becomes more dangerous, and their only weapons are sacred instruments which they must master, harnessing their secret powers against the enemy. At the final battle, Tyler discovers the solution to the mystery and meaning of his mother’s final words.
About the Author, Warren L. Woodruff:
Dr. Warren Woodruff is a long-time music instructor whose passion for classical music led to the conception of Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton, which follows the adventures of five young teens aided by the redoubtable Dr. Fuddle to retrieve the gold baton from the dark side using it for cacophony and chaos, and restore its rightful function of bringing harmony to the world.
“My goal is to inspire a new generation to the wonders of classical music,” says Woodruff, who received his Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Miami School of Music; Master's and Bachelor's degrees in Piano Performance.
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Dr. Warren Woodruff pens "Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton" in an original and unique plot filled with adventure and a bit of magick, in a musical fantasy world. His characters were well developed, interesting and relate-able. This is one read that I couldn't wait to get to the next chapter to see what happens. A truly entertaining read that is highly recommended for all children and adults alike.
I give "Dr. Fuddle and the Gold Baton" a 5 star rating.