- BOOK ONE -
"It is a fine balance between scaring a young audience half to death and imparting a great moral lesson. I think Troan has found that balance well in this tale. It hits all the right notes in action and character development and imparts a wonderful lesson to young readers. As an aged 'child' myself, I can recommend this book very highly."
Grant Leishman, Author
"Sophia Freeman and the Mysterious Fountain by T.X. Troan is an incredibly delightful children’s book with well-developed characters and plot. The artwork is vibrant and colorful, allowing the young reader to easily imagine the story being brought to life or being watched on television."
Michelle Robertson, Author
"What an imaginative story to open up this series. The imagery painted by the author’s words along with his illustrations make the story come to life."
Gina R Mitchell, Book Reviewer
"Action, fantasy, adventure, love, hope, courage ... they’re all a part of this great imaginative story about an unexpected child heroine. This is an exciting, fast paced story sure to appeal to a wide audience. The target audience is youth, however, this older adult couldn’t put the book down and can’t wait for the adventure to continue in the next book. Well done, T.X. Troan."
Marie Marrone, Fantasy Lover
"Troan’s plot is imaginative and original, and his characters are finely honed and credible. Troan’s illustrations work so well with the story and serve to heighten the reader’s involvement in Sophia’s adventures. Sophia Freeman and the Mysterious Fountain is most highly recommended."
Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite
"Sophia’s journey is filled with surprises and unusual characters that make this story a terrific read. The enemy is fascinating, the world unique, and the story is easy yet hard to put down."
Kris Moger, Author
"I truly enjoyed Sophia Freeman and the Mysterious Fountain - Book 1! The characters are so well developed - I especially like the ever patient Silimon! The illustrations help me image the beauty of the island and I loved the magic - we all need more magic in our lives! I am totally awaiting Book 2!"
Jayne Osburn-Lapointe, Fantasy Lover
"Sophia Freeman and the Mysterious Fountain is a well written, magical book. The characters are relatable in the hardships and suffering they endure and the choices they face. The lessons are real. T.X. Troan had my children and I on the edge of our seats chapter after chapter. Every night my children begged for another chapter, "just one more, mom" after every one. We can't wait for the next book!"
Trisha Lauzon, Fantasy Lover
"The book has the makings of a fairy tale with fearless characters and a magical setting. The colorful pictures are a nice touch and are very well created. Readers will be drawn in from the first page and will want to continue reading. The book contains shocking plot twists that will surprise readers."
Kristen Van Kampen, Readers' Favorite
"I purchased this book for my 12 year old granddaughter. But I started reading it and was totally fascinated with the story and the wonderful life messages it portrayed so well! The beautiful illustrations bring the characters and the story to life! I know Annie will love it! We anxiously await book two. Well Done!"
Karen Granholm, Fantasy Lover
"I really enjoyed the book, especially all the beautiful illustrations featured throughout! Absolutely amazing read!"
Lizzy Kron, Fantasy Lover
"Although this is only the first book in this series I thought it showed real growth for Sophia as a character and left me with a few questions to keep me intrigued to continue reading. This is a great book for young adult readers."
TDC Book Reviews
"Captivating author, exciting read! Grabbed me as the reader and took me along for the adventure. A very compelling first book!"
Kierra Ludvigson, Fantasy Lover
"My son and I read this together, we finished it in 3 days. He loved the story. Only bummer part is having to wait for the next book - we can't wait!"
Majesta Malcolm, Fantasy Lover
"Amazing book! Could not put it down till it was done, leaves you wanting more, cannot wait till the next book!!!"
Rick Reece, Fantasy Lover
"An incredible adventure worth taking for children as well as the young-at-heart. Looking forward to book # 2."
WH, Fantasy Lover