Series: The Chronicles of Trellah, book 1
Author: T.S. Graham
Publisher: Jagged Coast Publishing
Description: “The World’s Toughest Book Critics” have weighed in, and it’s high praise for Trellah!
“An excellent choice for readers eager for a suspenseful, emotionally satisfying fantasy adventure.” -Kirkus Book Reviews
Fourteen-year-old Sophina Murray will be the first to tell you: Bad luck comes in threes. First, her father is lost at sea. Then, the rains start . And don’t stop. And finally, her little brother is taken from his bed by a monster straight from her worst nightmare. A glimpse into the parallel universe of Trellah – a land of giant trees, bizarre creatures, and a glowing red mineral with mystical properties – convinces Sophina that all may not be lost. But first, she’ll have to survive in a hostile world where her darkest fears live and breathe.
Trellah is an original and realistic fantasy for ages 12 to 112. Parental guidance suggested for advanced readers ages 10-11 for moderate elements of horror.
The upcoming deluxe edition of this book will include illustrated paintings by artist Ryan Penney. Below is a sample of this talented artist’s work.
Excerpt: The wind flattened Sophina’s raincoat against her body as she stepped outside. Her mom was right; the storm was getting worse.
When the clouds had first rolled over Thomasville, they hadn’t shed so much as a sprinkle. The initial formations were striking, and each evening a growing number of townsfolk had gathered on the common to watch them reflect the red and orange hues of the sunset. But the clouds had thickened as the days passed, soon melding together to block out the last of the sun’s warming rays.
And that’s when the rain started.
So far, the anomaly had proved to be nothing more than a nuisance to the locals and a curiosity to everyone else. But Sophina feared that could soon change. This wind meant business, and it was only getting stronger.
Sophina stepped off the cobblestone walkway and turned right onto the brick sidewalk. This was usually the spot where she put her head down and left their old sea captain’s home at 4 Dirigo Drive behind, not looking up again until she’d arrived at the edge of Greystone Harbor. But today a strange sensation gave her pause. Somehow, she knew she was being watched.
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