A wizened man appears in the forest. Walking in the cold night, with a thick fog clinging to his robes and pointed hat, he reaches the sleepy Scottish village of Mendenhall. The scroll he has brought with him has the future of three children sealed within it; a telling of unimaginable adventures, trials, fears, of falling in love and even of death. So begins the series, Oracle of Mendenhall. A plump elderly badger stumbles upon a mysterious scroll and now his orderly life is turned upside down with uninvited adventures. Three children who discover an enchanted parchment during a late night sneak-about are drawn into dangerous exploits that started thousands of years before they were born. The Midnight Train's whistle slices through the chilly air. It chugs slowly to a stop, with steam roiling over an empty Mendenhall platform. The passenger door rolls open and someone evil steps off the train. He is not the person he portrays; he has come to find a scroll and a piece of magical parchment. This epic fantasy is the compelling story of good versus evil- where fairies, trolls, and giants still lurk, eagerly anticipating that Teller of Tales who is willing to carry their story to its completion. The Roads, the Wind, and the Rivers have their own thoughts about how things should be. The charming village of Mendenhall, with its captivating characters, makes the reader wish they could stay for a while. The Animals' adventures are the directions to secret passages into the unseen yet real second dimension.