In his new novel, Edwin and the Quest for Drow, Gordon Allan presents a fantasy story in the spirit of Harry Potter that gently assimilates parts of speech, grammar, and word play.
Over the weekend, 300 enthusiastic parents, children, and language learning supporters who were all eager to learn more about this innovative language learning tool came to meet the Vancouver-based author at Point Grey Golf Course. Allan not only shared his inspiration for Edwin and the Quest for Drow and the success of the novel in China, but also signed and sold just under 1,000 copies of his book during the jam-packed North American book launch.
Having launched his book in China in June, Allan has already sold over 6,000 copies across the Pacific. Incredibly, his book matched the same day sales total for his China launch of approximately 1,000 copies sold.
Where to buy Edwin and the Quest for Drow:
Bookstores in Vancouver, BC
Beijing Bookstore (Vancouver)
200-2800 E1st Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
三联书店 Sino-United Publishing Bookstore
Unit 2960, Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 4J7
78-80 E. Pender Street, Vancouver BC V6A 1T1
About the novel:
Just as Edwin is about to start his summer holidays, he is whisked off to an elaborate estate owned by the eccentric Cedric Bellamy—a collector of rare books and a friend of Edwin’s father who passed away recently under mysterious circumstances. Young Edwin soon discovers a secret room in the mansion that contains ancient leather-bound books. When he opens one of them, he is suddenly transported into the book’s story. Edwin and the book’s characters embark on a dangerous mission to stop the evil Drow from re-writing their book. At the end, Edwin learns about his magical powers, what really happened to his father, and that his exciting adventures have only just begun!
Images: William Luk/Mayowill Photography