"A perceptive and gripping tale of race and family." -- Kirkus Reviews 1859 Mkembro, West Africa "I know what's going to happen," says Amara as she wakes on the morning of her wedding to discover that she has been blessed -- or cursed -- with the power of prophecy. In her visions, she sees the slaver Van Owen, who will soon arrive on Africa's shores. Her father will challenge the invaders, wielding magic against rifles and whips, and setting in motion Amara's bid for freedom -- a quest that … [Read more...] about Chains of Time by R.B. Woodstone
Orphaned as an infant, Croft spent his early years in the harsh confines of the Abbey, dreaming of befriending a dragon. When the day finally came, an accident leaves him utterly changed and bonded to a beast named Rueloo. Facing prejudice and fear, Croft builds a quiet life in the nest among his dragon friends – unaware his unique abilities would soon be needed. With a powerful foe marching towards their borders, King Augustus appeals to the dragon child for his help. Croft’s example of … [Read more...] about Rise of the Draman by Alexander Elliott
Her power is unmeasured. Her abilities untested. Her destiny inescapable. Faria Phiraco is a resonator, a manipulator of the elements via rare crystals. It is an extraordinary and secret power which she and her father, the Emperor of Xayall, guard with their lives. The Dhraka, malicious red-scaled dragons, have discovered an ancient artefact; a mysterious relic from the mythical, aeons-lost city of Nazreal. With their plan already set in motion, they besiege Xayall, pummelling the city to find … [Read more...] about Legacy: Book One of the Resonance Tetralogy by Hugo Jackson
"The Grabber is just a fright tale." Isn't it? Former street kid Jarka suspects that whatever is causing youngsters to disappear comes from the castle. As the new apprentice Wysman, he needs to watch his step or risk losing the position he fought so hard to secure. But Jarka is running out of time. When someone close to him becomes the latest victim, he knows he risks the Power’s favor to catch whoever is targeting Rin City’s most vulnerable young people. His search takes him from diving … [Read more...] about The Wysman by Dorothy A. Winsor
Shardai is a large sleek cat with attitude. He has the courage of a tiger and the disdain of a king. He has only one weakness--his guardian. He'll do anything, even come back from the afterlife for her. Targeted Age Group:: ten years up What Inspired You to Write Your Book? I lost my cat to cancer and mourned. I wanted him back. So I wrote a fantasy about a cat that used one of his lives to come back. … [Read more...] about Shardai by Sandra Cox
A year after the death of his father, fifteen-year-old Traphis stumbles across his father’s hidden collection of books. Forbidden from learning magic at a young age, he resolves to read the books in secret. Doors to a dark and formidable world begin to open, and a treacherous adventure awaits both him and his newfound friends. In their journey to fight the power of lies, betrayal, and greed, they discover that no matter how well they master their magic skills, they are powerless without the most … [Read more...] about Traphis: A Wizard’s Tale by James D. Maxon
Lot Nobody is average - even his ears - and is so lonely that he's become invisible. But on his 16th birthday Lot truly starts disappearing - uprooted to a magical island, then sent back fully naked in the most embarrassing of situations. After befriending Ethan Longbow - a classmate who's about as street as a satsuma - Lot's insecurities start to peel away, an angry volcano begins to pulsate, and Lot Nobody goes toe-to-toe with the dastardly megalomaniac Hector Shady. Lot must now face his … [Read more...] about The Lot of a Nobody by Dave Johnston
When the world is full of magic, he who controls the magic controls the world. But what happens when the world wants it back? Abandoned, sorted, and assigned to the Grey Tower; Pitt knows next to nothing when it comes to spellweaving and whilst The Company is around; he never will. Downtrodden and destined to waste his life on the work floor, he discovers something which will shake the very foundations of his post-war society - a rebellion. 'Grey Skies' is the first part of 'The Height of … [Read more...] about Grey Skies by John Vallis
The sequel to the award-winning Aspiring, Part 2 of the Siblings' Tale. Leaving behind all they know, Elisabeth and her brother, Edvard, flee beyond the mountains. Elisabeth must break the mind-link her stepmother, Olivia, has forged or else the kingdom of Vendale will fall into ruin while the love of her life becomes a puppet to the witches’ coven. In an attempt to force Elisabeth and Edvard to return, Olivia sends her magic after them, pursuing them with all the force of her power and … [Read more...] about Becoming, Part 2 of the Siblings’ Tale by Astrid V.J.
Winner of the 2019 Silver International Literary Classics Award for Young Adult Fantasy "[This] is a well written and utterly charming coming-of-age tale. With excellent world-building [...], we are introduced to perfectly flawed and highly relatable characters. In a tale replete with clever twists and a satisfying ending that will leave readers yearning for the next book in this highly engaging series, Aspiring, Part 1 of the Siblings’ Tale is recommended for home and … [Read more...] about Aspiring, Part 1 of the Siblings’ Tale by Astrid V.J.