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by David K. Anderson

They said her grandfather was dead. They said her grandmother was crazy. Christy knows they’re wrong.

Here’s what kids think of the Empty World Saga:

"I like Danny. He's very adventurous and has plans for almost any situation."
"I like Clacker. He has a scream that's like a superpower."

Books in the series

The Empty World Saga is a complete series with 5 books, and more than 28 hours of audio. Grab the full collection in ebook or audiobook (for just 1 audible credit),
or pick up the individual books in ebook, audiobook, paperback, or hardcover.

Portal Through the Pond
Book 1
Beyond the Portal
Book 2
At the Portal's End
Book 3
The Lost Portal
Book 4
Portals in Peril
Book 5

They said her grandfather was dead. They said her grandmother was crazy. Christy knows they’re wrong.

When her grandmother dies, 13-year-old Christy inherits an old family secret: the pond behind her house is, in fact, a portal to another world. What’s more, she learns that her grandfather went through the portal when he mysteriously “disappeared” nine years ago. Christy tries to respect her grandmother’s final wishes and not go exploring, but when classmate Rob falls into the pond, she has to act.

Since no one would believe her if she told them the truth about the pond, Christy arranges her own rescue party. In order to rescue Rob, she’ll have to brave a bizarre alien landscape, evade hostile creatures, and protect Danny, the boy from next door who followed her through the portal.

Meanwhile on Earth, the grown-ups launch a frantic search, and they’re willing to drain the pond to find out what happened. Will Christy be able to find her grandfather, rescue Rob, and return safely to Earth before she becomes a permanent resident of the Empty World?

Available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook.

A missing Grandfather. Two missing friends. A forbidden rescue plan.

Christy’s parents forbid her from returning through the portal, but her grandfather is still stranded in the Empty World. When Danny and Brad accidentally take a trip into the portal, Christy finds the excuse she needs to disobey her parents and go after them. Unfortunately for Christy, she’s stuck with Cory for a traveling companion.

Thus begins another journey through the Empty World, looking for the people they’ve lost, and for a way back home. Along the way, they’ll have to deal with the two intelligent species native to that alien world, and unravel the workings of the ancients’ portals.

Can Christy get them all safely home, or will her feud with Cory result in all of them being lost for good?

Available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook

What they needed was an expert to go back to the Empty World and find the lost grown-ups. What they had was Christy.

With the ever-faithful Trevor in tow, Christy defies her mother’s wishes and ventures back to the Empty World. Her father and Detective Lockhart have been missing for months, and she’s determined to bring them home safely. But trouble-maker Cory has his own reasons for wanting to go back, and he bullies Christy and Trevor into taking him along.

The search takes them to a mysterious underground city, abandoned by an ancient race. Even if they find Mr. Walker and Detective Lockhart, will they be able to find their way back out again? And what of the secretive figure who seems to be following them? The city holds all the answers they need … if they can find them.

Available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook

Lost technology might let him walk again, but he’ll need lost friends to help him get home.

Cory delves into the Empty World all on his own with just a computer-generated guardian for an ally. He knows that if he’s ever going to walk again, he needs to unlock the forgotten secrets of medical technology advanced enough to heal him.

Meanwhile, the search party looking for Cory has troubles of its own. Lost in an underground city, Christy and the others have to keep one step ahead of the Ancients who are hunting them as they try to track down Cory. But is the guardian who controls those Ancients the same one helping Cory?

Available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook

Defend the portals. Defend the universe.

Sent back to Earth, Christy bides her time plotting to go back to the Empty World. She has the means; she just needs to round up as many friends as she can and convince them to go with her. All is not right in the Empty World, and Doug and Mike may not be able to defend the pyramid by themselves.

When the Ancients manage to steal the crystal protecting the massive power source contained inside the pyramid, it’s a race against time. Christy and her friends must track down and restore the crystal, or the released black hole won’t just destroy the Empty World…the whole universe is in danger!

Available in ebook, paperback, and audiobook

David K. Anderson

Growing up, David K. Anderson was mentored by his Uncle Ralph, a gifted artist who taught him to express himself in creative ways: writing, drawing, and sculpting.

David is married and has three adult children. Throughout his adult life, he has volunteered countless hours with children with disabilities involving creative activities. His lifelong passions for art, sculpting, and storytelling have helped him combine his talents to create enjoyment for hundreds of children of all abilities. His family’s mutual love for fantasy, fiction, and fun along with a desire to ensure that children of all abilities can be heroes, has motivated him to write stories that engage both the young and the young-at-heart.

Already have all 5 books and looking for more?

Grab Christy’s Risky Recipe, a holiday short story, in ebook or audio.

Join Christy and Trevor as they cook up adventure, a fair helping of trouble, and one Christmas miracle using new technology from the Empty World.

NOTE: The short story is part of the full collection ebook and audiobook. If you have the collection, you’ve already experienced everything the Empty World has to offer for now!