The Chronicles are about a boy named Twig. He is raised in a home by wood trolls. He learns he is not a wood troll and he goes off to find out who he is. In the second book, Twig has found his father and he learns that when his father was a young man, another young man (by the name of Vilnix Pompolnius) had decided he would rule and have a lot of power. Twig finds some of the substance his father had been searching for. He solves the problems in all these books. There are four books in all. The author and the illustrator wrote other books that I have read. They created Fergus Crane, Hugo Pepper, and Corby Flood. I like their books.