Midlandia is the place of the impossible and composed of pure energy. Aside from Earth, it is the central location of the Young Adult Fantasy series Marvelous World by Troy CLE.
The Arcayleon Drifts of Midlandia look quite like this. They are a gloriously beautiful location said to only be found when a Celestial Entity (CE) has made a significant life altering discovery. Energy flows under the snow and unbreakable ice that is greatly akin to what is found within the Midland Isle.
The Arcayleon Drifts are where Lord Myth first took refuge after learning a sacred truth by touching Olivion’s Gate. After his departure from the drifts he began an entirely new life as a renewed eNoli. Some say that the Olivion charged him with an ultra secret duty that would ultimately involve Louis Proof, Cyndi Victoria Chase, and all FAVORITES. He would not be found until…
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On March 10th I made my second trip to speak at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for Professor Fernando Reimers’ Masters Class. It was an amazing experience to tell such a high ranking class about my journey as both an author and educator. My key speaking points were how I landed my book deal, Marvelous World University, and Marvelous World FAVORITES Day. The class seemed to be really engaged while I spoke and I was forwarded a comment from a student saying “it was the best class ever.” That’s pretty cool.
One of the reasons why Marvelous World is so appropriate to be spoken about at Harvard, especially at the Harvard Graduate School of Education is because “Marvelous World Book One: The Marvelous Effect” fulfills the Common Core State Standard Initiative requirements for grades 6th – 12th. Books introduced into the curriculum in 48 states are supposed to do that. That is one of the reasons why teachers are all up in arms about the CCSSI being the reason why their favorite books are being taken out of their classrooms. Read about the educational aspects of “Marvelous World Book One: The Marvelous Effect” here.
One thing I also want to note about my trip to Harvard is that it reminds me that when a door is closed in my face a much better pathway will open up. I say that because I am not immune to rejection. Some middle schools and high schools do NOT want me to speak to their students for whatever reason. That is fine because I am good enough to speak at the greatest educational institution in the world. The lesson is to never get discouraged! Real people will recognize that which is of worth. You just may have to work to get to them.
Remember the water slide in the beginning of “The Marvelous Effect” that leads to the real JunkYard JunkLot? Well, we think the tallest water slide in the world located in Brazil may have it beat. At least it will probably fit in the JunkYard JunkLot with the real roller coaster. One thing’s for sure and that is that Louis will totally take a ride on this whenever he gets a chance to make it to Brazil.
Insano stands at a staggering height of 41 meters (134.5 ft) with an approximate drop time of 4-5 seconds. Their site claims that riders can reach a speed of 105 km/h (65.2 mph). At the bottom of the post there’s a first person POV video so you can see the drop for yourself. Looks like fun!
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If you do not know, Marvelous world University (MWU) is an advanced interdisciplinary ELA curriculum created by me, Troy CLE, and is based on the Marvelous World books. MWU is for middle grade and high school students and started in the NYC public school system. After its second iteration it was met with great success. Now more schools are in the process of adopting the curriculum and it will also be taught external of schools in physical locations like this one in Orange, NJ. So this newly renovated space in this newly renovated building will soon have desks and computers. VERY select students who desire to be FAVORITES will be able to study directly with me, Troy CLE, and other members of the Marvelous World University staff. For a start I have to say this is an awesome place to lay a foundation. BTW the Real Brandon Davis (Louis Proof’s best friend) owns the building that MWU is located in.Read More