Still spoilt, still moody, but no longer lonely, Agathea Fulstropp, better known to her friends as Thea, is back for the first official term of the school year at the Firestone Academy on Planet Aruuliah.
Very much looking forward to seeing her friends, Annalije and Jojan again, Thea, is soon to discover that her exciting adventures did not end with the previous Summer Term.
A new friend soon becomes an enemy, old adversaries continue to make her life unpleasant and there is a sinister plot to remove her from the Academy – permanently! Danger, it seems, lurks around every corner and while coping with all of this, Thea has to deal with the fact that, not only does life exist on other planets, but in other realms too!
When she makes the acquaintance of two mischievous wood-nymphs, Thea comes to the dawning realisation that the mythical creatures of legend and folklore back on Earth, are actually real…
Targeted Age Group: Ages 9 years and over
Linda David is a single mother of two and currently work as a college lecturer in childcare. She was born in Cyprus in 1967 to parents who both hail from the Caribbean island of Nevis, and has also lived in Germany as well as St Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies.
The idea for the book, The Firestone Crystal, came about 10 years ago when she was on maternity leave, and started off as a short story that she would be able to read to her children when they were older. It continued to grow as she occasionally added a chapter here and there as the years went by, eventually turning into full-length novel.
She has always enjoyed reading and was encouraged to do so from a very early age, and that is partly what inspired her to write. Even today, she can remember the excitement and wonder she used to experience as a child when reading fantasy and adventure stories, and she hopes that through her writing, she will be able to inspire and encourage other children’s interest and pleasure in reading as well.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
The Hidden Realms of Firestone is the second in the Firestone Book Series. I wrote my first book based on my love of science fiction and fantasy adventure, combined with memories of the school stories I used to read as a child, so my books hopefully, put a new spin on those genres. My second book came about because I didn’t feel that Thea, the main character’s adventures were over. There was still more to tell, so I will continue to write until I feel her tale is over.
I enjoyed writing as a child and I want other young children to enjoy it too. It’s a really fun way of expanding your vocabulary and improving your own literacy skills, and if I can do that for others, then that’s great.