When 11-year-old Ryan’s new friend Essie accidentally launches them onto the planet of Caricanus, he bitterly resents being stranded in a bizarre new world with no way to get home. A deadly serious space fantasy adventure wasn’t how he had planned for his day to go. But there’s a war in Caricanus—an ancient war started when humans brought mutant life to the planet. Seven mystical pillars hold the answers, but only if the two children can get over their differences.
Extra short story included: The Old Man and His Grandsons.