MBKS1ItIsSaid-EdwardMedinaMatthias Bootmaker has lost all sense of who and what he is. Unsure of the world around him, he sets off on discovering the little things that make up his entire world. Encountering a slew of puzzles every step of the way, he soon realizes he’s been missing so much when it comes to the life he’s led. With every piece of the puzzle that falls into place, he’s able to understand the darkness that surrounds him. None of it lessens the fact that his life is far more complex than he could have ever imagined.

Edward hooked me into the story from the moment I began reading. At first glance, I thought the story would lean more towards a book tailored to a younger generation. The further I got, however, that idea got shot through the window. The author has such a unique way of telling a story that you find yourself engrossed in it. So much so, that you start to imagine the worlds he’s created that are centered around this complex character.

Matthias has no idea what he’s in for when he sets out on his journey. In his mind, he thought he’d discover what he’s been missing in the blink of an eye. This fact, however, is far from what he could have imagined. The various characters he meets along the way help him to understand who he is. Though they give him further pieces of the puzzle, they’re also willing to unlock the darkness that exists within him.

I love the character’s voyage of self-discovery. With every path he takes, the author opens Matthias’ world further, allowing us to explore each and every aspect alongside the character himself. I can’t wait to see what else Edward has in store for Matthias and the rest of the characters. If you haven’t read any of his stories yet, I definitely recommend this one. It’s one you’ll read time and time again!




It Is Said (MBKS1), the first book in the Mathias Bootmaker and the Keepers of the Sandbox trilogy, is a dark fantasy, steampunk adventure full of mysteries, riddles and secrets. This unique tale of redemption is also an Amazon top ten Fantasy and Action Adventure bestseller.

This is the story of Mathias Bootmaker, a young man searching for the better parts of himself. His search for what he’s lost begins an amazing journey through a world of extreme imagination. A world he helped to create, but a world he can’t remember anything about. It’s the story of his life, the birth of creativity, and the true power of the energy all around us.

The world of It Is Said (MBKS1) is a dream embedded within a nightmare. A maze inside a labyrinth. It reads like an adventure. It plays like a thriller. It’s designed to make you question every place you go and every character you meet. It’s designed to be a puzzle you must solve. Turn the pages. Follow the path. Keep an eye out for clues. Beware of traps. But most important of all… you must not fear the Darke.



EdwardMedinaAuthorAbout The Author:

Edward Medina is an Amazon KDP bestselling author of high fantasy, dark horror, and epic adventure books, short stories, and poems. To date his combined works have earned over one hundred and fifty Amazon and Goodreads five star reviews from readers, reviewers, bloggers, teachers and fellow authors.

He is a native New Yorker who over time has built a significant and multifaceted career. He has been a producer, director, and writer for both digital media and the New York Off and Off – Off Broadway stages. He also had the honor and the privilege to work for the late great Jim Henson creator of the Muppets.

Edward founded a successful independent production company dedicated to family entertainment and children’s causes. He also established a multimedia company in order to assist nonprofits achieve their own cause related goals. He went on to become a theme park designer. For fun he became a steam train engineer and has been since childhood a sometime magician.

Currently Edward is a critic and feature entertainment columnist covering Broadway, Off Broadway, Off-Off Broadway, Clubs and Cabarets for TheatreScene and The Fire Island Sun. He also maintains his love of theatrical production by continuing to create new works for both stage and screen. And his dream of building a fully realized world of fantasy on tropical shores is still very much alive and well.

Edward Medina is proud to be a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Dramatists Guild, the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and the Horror Writers Association.



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