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Silvarum is a series of eight books that follow a group of teenagers (Abigail, Penny, Roger, Mckenzie, and Marie) through a fantasy world as they pursue the mysterious runestones of Nexxathia. It is a coming of age tale, set within an imaginative realm of magic and wonder, that focuses on concepts such as family dynamics, friendship, loss, and first love. A family’s ancient legacy, intertwined with a vast collection of magnificent and bizarre characters, will battle a legion of dark forces and monsters. Ghosts, dragons, castles, magic, witches, technology, dinosaurs, and sarcastic teenagers. Welcome to the world of Silvarum!


Book I: Frost
Part I: The Woods

Available Now!
Book I: Frost
Part II: Departure

PRE-ORDER NOW!
Book II: Fire
Part I: A Curious Light

Coming 2019!

Book II: Fire
Part II: Loex

Coming 2020!


Book III: Light
Part I: To the Coast

Book III: Light
Part II: Vexx

Book IV: Shadow
Part I: The Inner Light

Book IV: Shadow
Part II: Nefaris

See what readers are saying about Silvarum!

"This book is a wonderful evasion from the harshness of reality to the vast world of fantasy. This genre suffers, lately, from the lack of originality. Despite that this book doesn’t shock you with an entirely original characters, it represents a certain originality. Like all great fantasy books, it is indeed thrilling. It keeps you excited until the last page and beyond." --Eslem Behouri Kehila

"Silvarum has pulled together so nicely, everything makes sense now. Your characters are really relatable. I had to put it down to read our book club books but I am so ready to be able to finish it! It just gets better and better as I go. Also, I love your writing style it makes me feel like I'm right there! If anyone hasn't read his book you totally should it's amazing!!" --Foggy Pine Books

"Tanner's the first one to get one....and he found it all by his-self!!! He brought it to the counter and said, this looks awesome!!! I just had to share this with you...I'm ordering more today." --Mrs Figs' Bookworm

"Silvarum was a delight to read; we'd love to carry it." --Main Street Books

"Enchanting! Well written, sui-generis, impeccable story line, likable characters. I have to say I’m quite attached to Abigail and look forward to delving more into her! Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to read your splendid craftsmanship!" --R. A. Monroe

"Silvarum is a genre-bending tale that includes fantasy, science fiction, material that is appropriate for young adults but also engaging for adult, seasoned readers as well. I have a hard time finding tales I enjoy because I've read so many that have very predictable storylines, filled with tropes I have read a hundred times, but in Silvarum I was very engaged and surprised to be swept away. There are beautiful themes of family, friends and cooperation among more intense themes of magic, the hereafter, and mysterious beings. The illustrations included are gorgeous and really make the story that much more tangible and real. I was drawn into the book easily, the characters are fun, diverse, and have depth. It's the beginnings of a series that I can't wait to tear through. You know it's good when you get to the last page and you want more!" --Rachael

"This book tells us about the magical adventures of three teenage siblings that investigate the runestones of Nexxathia. It's like I'm back to the times when I read some books like Three Investigators, The Famous Five, or The Lord of The Rings, which is exciting. The story line and the writing are easy to read and easy to follow, I enjoyed my time reading this book, although as in any war, not everyone makes it out alive. Yet it makes me want to go on holiday and explore something new in somewhere new where there are magical involved and some mystery riddles ahead. It's a good adventure story, with some great original illustrations by Dean himself. This book is a worthy read" --Khalida

"Silvarum is an unexpected, adventurous, and intriguing foray into the fantasy realm. Kuhta expertly weaves dynamic characters and otherworldly ideas into a fascinating tale, inviting the reader to go on quite an imaginative journey. Book I: Frost, introduces a large cast of characters and sets the stage for what seems to be the beginning of an intricate, compelling, and complex voyage through a fantastical world. Through a variety of twists and turns, the reader is launched into a world of good and evil, magic wands, monsters, dragons, magic, multiple dimensions, and bizarre creatures including a quirky, steampunk inspired spider named, Click. Part 1 of Frost ends with a curious event that leaves the reader yearning for Part 2. Additionally, an unexpected delight is Kuhta’s intricate artwork, which is highlighted throughout the book. I highly recommend this book to all fantasy lovers." --Tamara

"Silvarum is a wonderful book. The three storylines that ran alongside one another in particular were very good, as were the incredible diversity of characters. It’s very appealing for people in the preteen-teenage age group, but anyone could really read it. The art was beautiful and really made the story come to life. The book left me hanging at the end, and all together, it’s the type of book that makes you want to read more and more of it." --Cassie

"Such a breath-taking book. The build-up of plot made me so excited to go on an adventure with these amazing, smart kids. This proves that everyone has a special, unique talent, and it can benefit your surrounding community. In this case, Silvarum! I love how the setting is set, and the provided information of backgrounds adds a foundation to the story that would have never been seen if it hadn't. This has become my top favorite book of all-time! This book, this storyline, could really become popular through word-of-mouth. Honestly, this would become a great movie, much like The Hobbit or Harry Potter. Once again, this should be an award-winning book.. I really loved it, and I would read every book more than once." --Autumn

"Dean Kuhta's novel, Silvarum, is part of what will be an eight-book series. Book I: Frost, certainly sets the scene for the impending battle between the good folk of Thorndale and the evil creatures of Nexxathia, in a larger-than-life way. Silvarum opens with a Narnia-esque feel that is both familiar and delightful. The conversations among siblings Marie, Mckenzie, and Roger Woods are reminiscent of those among the Pevensies prior to their exodus into the wardrobe, and that underlying suspense, and tense, expectant mood, permeates Kuhta's prose from one chapter to the next. Believe me when I tell you that there's something for everyone in Silvarum, but the vast array of characters and species never feels overdone, and that is a testament to Kuhta's ability to weave a satisfying and coherent story. Ghosts, Pocahontas and John Smith, dinosaurs, giant insects, overgrown arachnids, flying reptiles, and other bizarre creatures populate the pages of Silvarum, many of these coupled with hypnotic works of art by the author himself. The imagery of Abigail (a young violinist killed in a car crash on her way home from a recital) in her graveyard is one of my favorite aspects of Silvarum. Kuhta's descriptions of the dust-entombed mausoleum, and the creepy, blinking book that Abigail shares her crypt with, are vivid and lyrical, and the sadness felt for the (breathing?) dead girl (her mother materializes and then is snatched away from her) is as unambiguous as the starkly enchanting prose. I greatly look forward to the second installment of the Silvarum series. The Woods family may have become fragmented by the end of Book I (I won't give away anything, but we lose a major player in the war against the Nexxathia runestone guardians and the eventual facing off against the Dream-King), but the familial unit that bands together to set off and face the first of the runestones' guardians brings to mind another non-nuclear family in a magical world (Harry, Hermione, and Ron, anyone?) Silvarum is truly a fine ghost story/adventure tale/epic quest if I've ever read one! " --Christa

The Puzzles of Silvarum

The answers to nine puzzles are hidden within the pages of Silvarum. All the necessary clues are visable within the various illustrations, maps, and artifacts. Part I: Departure contains nine puzzles that, once solved, will reveal the final and most complex puzzle. The first person to solve any of the nine puzzles will receive a prize. The first person to solve the FINAL PUZZLE will receive an even bigger prize. Do you think you possess the problem solving skills and creative thinking required to figure these out? I bet you do! Study each of the illustrations and look for patterns and clues. Have fun and good luck!



Puzzle I: Crimson flows along ancient streets, to the avenue of fourteen, where the trinity meets.



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The Maps of Silvarum

Photos of the book

Silver foil lettering

Back cover with map

Full map of region

Chapter VII

Kadiaphonek

Recovered artifacts

Roger Woods

Chapter XV

The illustrations

Stage I: Departure

Book I Map

Map of Kad

The North Gate

Kadiaphonek

The Dream-King

Roger Woods

The Nine Stages

Member comments
 Dean
  144
06/15/2018
thanks darkforest! glad you liked it
 darkforest
  48
05/23/2018
Silvarum was a great read!
 Dean
  144
02/16/2018
@EyeDelight thanks! :P
 EyeDelight
  7
02/15/2018
Can't wait to read it!
 foofoo
  11
02/04/2018
awesome!
 Dean
  144
01/31/2018
hi @foofoo! Thank you!! I'm so glad you like it :) I'm currently working on the second part of Book I, which I hope to have released by October of this year.
 foofoo
  11
01/31/2018
This was a fun book! I really enjoyed it :) when does the next part come out?
 Dean
  144
11/28/2017
hi @SwedishAutumn! I’m so glad that you are liking the book! :)
 SwedishAutumn
  6
11/28/2017
Wow, I'm only halfway in the book today, and I just got it on Sunday, 11/26!!! The plot is so intense, and it makes me curious about the real world itself. Throughout the book, I've taken notes and done some analyzing, trying to uncover the secret of the hexadecimal. How do you know of this stuff? It's crazy! Leaving great reviews, 5 stars, and I can't wait to continue the adventures of Silvarum!
 darkforest
  48
07/29/2017
this looks really cool!
 Bkoowa
  7
07/26/2017
Awesome!
 foofoo
  11
07/25/2017
it worked!
 Dean
  144
07/25/2017
@foofoo you can click on the 'Choose New Avatar' button at the top of the page. Then click on 'upload.' You might have to refresh the page to see your new avatar.
 foofoo
  11
07/25/2017
hello! how do I change my avatar?
 iG88
  9
07/25/2017
cool!
 Dean
  144
07/25/2017
hello everyone! The comments system is brand new, so please bear with me while I work out the bugs!
 gm0ney
  6
07/25/2017
pretty cool stuff dude!
 boobash8
  21
07/25/2017
so amazing!
 heydude
  15
07/25/2017
wow
 noob
  17
07/25/2017
cool beans
 koowa
  16
07/25/2017
hi! looks good!


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