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Hello,


So, my question is this. I am writing a fantasy story in which a boy wants to rescue his missing friend from a place, (unbeknownst to him/the rescuer) this place turns out to be inside of a fantasy world. How awkward would it be for him to rescue this character and return him to the real world? I mean, I know this was done in A Wrinkle in Time (the missing father is rescued by Meg).  Do you have other ideas or examples?
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#1 - August 03, 2014, 01:47 PM

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Anne Ursu's book Breadcrumbs does this. A lot of retellings of fairy tales like East of the Sun, West of the Moon do this. I just read a new Diana Wynne Jones book (finished by her sister Ursula) called The Islands of Chaldea that involves rescuing someone from behind a magical barrier. But that takes place entirely in a fantasy world.

What about books that involve parallel universes and alternate realities? I bet there are some like that that would fit the category.
#2 - August 03, 2014, 05:09 PM

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I think it's entirely up to you how awkward it is to rescue someone from an alternate/fantasy world--your story, your rules!
#3 - August 03, 2014, 05:39 PM
The Leland Sisters series: Courtship and Curses, Bewitching Season, Betraying Season (Holt BYR/Macmillan)
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Cornelia Funk's INKHEART series has a lot of this concept.
#4 - August 03, 2014, 06:20 PM
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Thanks so much, guys! This gives me some ideas. I just want it to be a believable transition. Hum...I'll keep pondering.  :thanks2
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The Gregor the Overlander series by Suzanne Collins does this.
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