About the Author

Andrew Daly is a 16-year-old author of middle grade/young adult fantasy strories. Portal of Vaal is based loosely around his adventures within a Minecraft community server,  and more specifically, the people inhabiting it.  Andrew currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with his parents and dog Swiffer. He enjoys writing, reading, playing video games, Netflix binge-watching, and adventure ropes courses and zip lining.  He started writing Portal of Vaal at age 12 as a short story that culminated into a novel.



In the far off land of Vaalbara, a young hero awakens with no memory. He soon discovers his identity as Motorthud and learns that he must save Vaalbara from the Dark Ones. Along the way, he meets many allies: insanely smart Shiro, headstrong Furry, mysterious Neon, goofy yet tough Omalic and Yosh, the brains of the group.
The young hero will need all of their help, as well as the blessings of Archlinder, an almighty and powerful deity, to destroy the Dark Ones and bring peace to the land. Follow along as Motor evolves from an awkward boy to the hero he was destined to be. Can Motor save Vaalbara? Will he find out about his past? Find out the answers in Portal of Vaal.
Portal of Vaal is based loosely upon the author’s adventures within a Minecraft community server, and more specifically, the people inhabiting it.


Portal of Vaal is a great book. It was an exciting read with a brilliant story line. It is very well written. I would highly recommend Portal of Vaal. It’s especially good if you play minecraft, but you don’t have to to enjoy it!

Very entertaining! I loved the sense of humor the characters displayed! I hope the sequel comes out soon! I have recommended it to everyone I know who has children that love the fantasy genre!

A great read for sci-fi enthusiasts! Kept me captivated and interested the whole time. Well done!

What a wonderful story the last chapter gave me the chills Hope there will be a sequel.

Bought for my 12 yr old son and he loved it!!!