In this epic middle-grade fantasy adventure trilogy, 11-year-old Albert Flynn is trained to restore balance to three hidden earthy realms that have fallen into chaos and threaten to destroy the world. There are many strange creatures in Albert Flynn's new home at the center of the earth: giant fireflies, monkeys with six arms, and some sort of cross between a rabbit and an antelope. None are awesome as Albert himself. He's learned he's a Balance Keeper-someone with special physical and magical skills for fixing problems in three underground Realms. His new job is important; if Calderon, Belltroll, or Ponderay falls out of balance, the world above could be in great danger. Albert and his Balance Keeper teammates Birdie and Leroy arrive in the Core not a moment too soon. There's an Imbalance in Calderon and it's threatening to bury Albert's hometown of New York in a mountain of ash. They must train hard completing mental and physical challenges if there's any hope for restoring balance. They must also harness the power of their Tiles-unique superpowers given to each Balance Keeper. Birdie and Leroy have their powers down, and much to their dismay, so does Hoyt, their arch rival in the training competitions. Albert...well, Albert's mastered the art of not mastering his Tile. With the situation in Calderon growing worse every day, can Albert, Leroy, and Birdie restore balance before New York is destroyed forever? Will Albert master his Tile before it's too late? Packed with action, humor, magic, and mystery, Balance Keepers: The Fires of Calderon is Book One in Lindsay Cummings' epic fantasy adventure series.