Canadian author signs 1,000 copies at successful book launch

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.

Allan presenting

guests during presentation -ALLAN

William Luk/ Mayowill Photography


interview- ALLAN

Young student reads Allan's book

Where to buy Edwin and the Quest for Drow:

Amazon or Beijing Bookstore

Bookstores in Vancouver, BC
Beijing Bookstore (Vancouver)
200-2800 E1st Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia
(604) 255-8968

三联书店 Sino-United Publishing Bookstore
Location 1
Unit 2960, Aberdeen Centre, 4151 Hazelbridge Way
Richmond, BC V6X 4J7

Location 2
唐人街(China Town)
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

Krystele Chavez
Krystele was born and raised on the beautiful island of Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. Although from a tiny community, she was already traveling to North America at the age of 12 to compete and champion international public speaking competitions. Her global perspective has helped her branch out to discover new opportunities when she moved to BC seven years ago. At just 21, she has received a B.A. in Communications from SFU and has already worked for numerous organizations including Metro Vancouver, Canadian Cancer Society, Special Olympics BC, and the BC Non-Profit Housing Association to name a few. She is an entrepreneur, and handles social media for reputable brands. Krystele's passion is to help others find their voice and be heard, as well as inspire others to make the world a better place.