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(In Memoriam to Mike L. Vanst his biography will remain on this page. Mike (Michael) passed sadly on August 30th, 2016, he will be missed. His work will remain available for the foreseeable future and any proceeds will go to the family.)

Mike L. Vanst went to Congo and taught English as a second language for 24 years, he then retired as a Civil Servant and now spends his time writing amazing middle-grade and young adult novels.


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Ian visits a country in Southern Africa with his grandparents. In a village where Father Dominic is the doctor and priest, he meets Seya, the daughter of the chief.

Simon and Eugene are looking for a treasure. They call in the help of a sorcerer who casts a spell on Seya and Ian.

How the children discover the pyramid when followed by Simon, Eugene and sorcerer. The children's connection to the pyramid: in a dream they see they were technicians belonging to the red race.

Who is who in the story and in the dreams?

When Simon and Eugene steal the apex, the children promise to take it back.

When, where and how did Ian get his magical powers? In a dream he sees he was once the son of the traditional chief, an apprentice sorcerer.

The children fulfill their promise and take the apex back to the pyramid.




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  • Title: The Pyramid in the Wilderness
  • Author: Mike L. Vanst
  • Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
  • Length: 451 pages
  • Release Date: October 30, 2016
  • ISBN-13: 978-1537219240
  • Imprint: Howling Wolf

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