The Lighthouse Land (The Lighthouse Trilogy)
This was the first book in the Lighthouse Trilogy. It was pretty well written and it certainly had a different take on the scifi/fantasy genre. It was written for youth readers and is appropriate in content. The story is about Jamie who lost his arm after fighting cancer. With the loss of his arm he chooses not to speak. His mother inherits a house in Ireland and he discovers that the lighthouse is actually a portal to an alien world. In this alien world not only is Jamie whole, but he is looked to as a hero. Jamie and his friends have to use their wits to save a threatened people.