T.H. Alexander's book "The Lord of Salamander" is a coming of age story following the adventures of Elijah Pendleton, a boy with a miserable home life, no backbone, and a host of unfulfilled hopes. He desperately needs to believe that more exists than the abuse of his distasteful aunts. When he first sees a strange cat in the backyard, he can scarcely imagine that its appearance will prove all his wishes to be true. Soon, Elijah is thrust into a new world of wiccans and magic, leaving his old life behind. It is a place of wonder and fear, good and evil, magic and mystery – the land of Salamander and the Mythic Realms.