Achim is eleven years old when he moves from the orphanage to the house by the sea. Here everything is strange and new. But one day he discovers an unusual door that leads to a circular room with walls made of rough stone. It is a magic room - which he calls "The Adopted Room" - belonging to another world. And on a bed in the room sits a boy who is waiting to take Achim with him into the realm of the powerful Nameless One. Achim learns that the boy, Arnim, is the long-dead son of Achim's new parents. The Nameless One has trapped him in the room, so now it is up to Achim to help set him free.
Antonia Michaelis was born in North Germany in 1979. After finishing school she left Germany and moved to South India for a year. She worked in a school near Madras as a teacher for English, arts and acting. Various journeys took her to Turkey, Italy, Greece, Syria and the UK. Today, the young writer lives in the Northeast of Germany. She has just finished studying medicine and has dedicated herself for the time being to writing children's books.