38. Grimpow: The Invisible Road by Rafael Abalos

            This YA-level novel takes place in the 14th century during the Dark Ages and leads to the beginning of the Age of Enlightenment.  Grimpow is a young teenager who was born on an auspicious night.  It was always said that he would have the best of luck in life.  One winter morning Grimpow finds a dead man in the snow who has an important coded message and a curious rock.  Grimpow then begins a period of learning in a local monastery.  His time ends as he decides try and deliver the dead man’s message.  With the help of his rock and friends he makes along the way, Grimpow struggles to follow the Invisible Road past pursuit and convoluted riddles.  The pope and the king of France would like the power of the rock all to themselves, but Grimpow must find a way to bring the enlightenment of learning to all peoples.  It is unclear whether this is the first book in a series or whether it is a stand-alone novel.

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