Not sure what you could replace it with, but "life is turned upside down" is sort of a cliche.
I kind of agree but I'm not sure what I could replace it with. Anyone have a good idea?
Terik is a toad living in the kingdom of Garn where magic and machines exist side by side. But Terik’s life is turned upside down when he is cursed by Ruthilda, a crazy witch with a dangerous invention. Now stuck in a man’s body, Terik must travel to the human lands to find Ruthilda and force her to change him back. To make matters worse, women are magically drawn to his cursed new body and if he suffers one of their kisses he’ll become human permanently.
Rynn, a half-witch with trust issues, feels responsible for Terik’s curse. After all it was her father’s invention that started all the trouble. The Artair, with its golden case and winding gears, has the power to store the dangerous and uncontrollable wild magic, and now Ruthilda has figured out how to release the power and use it to make herself the ultimate evil witch. Knowing they must stop her at any cost, Rynn leads Terik into the human kingdom to find Ruthilda, get Terik changed back, and destroy her father’s stolen invention before it can do anymore harm.
From the luminous forest kingdom of Garn to the amazing mechanical human cities in the land of Lascoe, Terik and Rynn must battle Ruthilda’s assassins and overcome love struck humans to destroy the Artair. If they fail, Terik will be trapped in his human body forever, and the kingdoms of Garn and Lascoe will be dragged into a devastating war.
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