Alaglo is a kingdom where fantastical things happen, where some shops fly, some dragons draw, and some boys can walk in the air. When a witch steals control by putting a spell on the King, things get even more hectic. A band of assassins out for revenge, a violent neighboring kingdom in an uproar, and a mysterious object everyone seems to want are just some of the other problems that arise. It will take all the efforts of six young boys and girls, thrown together by chance, to fix everything and restore order to the kingdom. But not without breaks for tea, of course.
The Flying Fix-it Shop is a novel by Gabriel Markley sure to please any reader, young or old, who craves imaginative storytelling, heartwarming characters, or dramatic struggles. It tells a moving tale of a cozy homestead threatened by evil, and how the effort to overcome that evil forever changes it and those who call it home. Sailing along whimsically at times and fatefully at other times, it climaxes with a deep look into the human (or dragon) heart.
Gabriel Markley is a Christian, a writer, a poet, and an amateur herpetologist at heart. This novel, his first, has been four years in the making, and he hopes that the fires of life and the pains of bringing it about have made it into something worthwhile. He is currently working in close collaboration with his illustrator to complete an illustrated physical version.
Peter Markley, Gabe's brother, is a Christian graphic designer and illustrator. He has a long history of working professionally with his brothers but has also done freelance work. He was utterly taken with The Flying Fix-it Shop when he read it, and his professional experience, combined with his determination to give it a good showing, made him the obvious choice.