Genre: Children's Urban Fantasy (9+ years).
Word Count: 24014
Thirteen-year-old Hailey spends far too much time following her older brother, Lachlan, into trouble. When her entire world changes she thinks at first it's something Lachlan has caused. But surely magic is beyond him, even though he's always wanted to be a wizard.This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Avril Sabine is an Australian author who lives on acreage in South East Queensland. She writes mostly young adult and children's speculative fiction, but has been known to dabble in other genres. She has been writing since she was a young child and wanted to be an author the moment she realised someone wrote the books she loved to read.
Genre: Children's Fantasy.
Word Count: 14791
***This is book one of a four book series that is best read in order to avoid spoilers.***
Shen was separated from his family during a volcanic eruption when he was three-years-old. No one has ever come forward to claim him, but he refuses to believe he's an orphan. Trained to be a sword fighter at an Arena, he uses the Battle Circuit to travel the country looking for clues about his family. All he has is a gold medallion known as the 'Mark Of Kings'.This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
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Genre: Young Adult Fantasy (with elements of romance).
Word Count: 73590
Seventeen-year-old Shadow thinks their country is in bad shape if her Pa is considered one of their greatest heroes. To her he's the bitter man she has to escape before he learns the secret she's kept her entire life. Getting away, with the help of her brother Irlan, is meant to simplify things. Instead, they become involved in plots against the royal family, hidden identities and magic-wielding enemies.This novel was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
For the first time, all five warrior Clans have settled into their true homes in the territory around the lake. But when a shockingly harsh leaf-bare season descends on the forest, a new darkness begins to spread—a shadow that threatens a beloved Clan leader, the cats’ connection with their ancestors in StarClan, and the very warrior code they live by.
Packed with action and intrigue, the beginning of this sixth Warriors series is the perfect introduction for readers new to the Warriors world. And dedicated fans will be thrilled to discover the new adventures that unfold after the events of A Vision of Shadows.
***This is a bundled edition of the following five stories.***
Genre: Young Adult Urban Fantasy.
Word Count: 281,113
When dragons have the ability to shapeshift, anyone could be one. Even the boy sitting next to you.
Dragon Blood 1: Pliethin
Word Count: 57263
Sixteen-year-old Amber's life, that was once completely normal, is dramatically changed when she is forced to move to a small Queensland town west of Brisbane. Suddenly dragons are no longer creatures of myth. Amber becomes caught up in their world of clans, survival of the fittest, ancient traditions, dangerous enemies and dragon warriors.
Word Count: 57087
Amber struggles to keep up with the constantly changing alliances amongst dragons and is worried Ronan, an ancient dragon, might not keep his end of the bargain they made. Life is filled with secrets and sometimes Amber just wants to get away from it all, which makes her jump at the chance to visit dragon lands. Her excitement over the visit is ruined when she learns someone wants her dead. And they're willing to pay her weight in gold to make their wish come true.
Dragon Blood 3: Surety
Word Count: 55355
Amber learns that her family has a more interesting past than even she could have imagined. That past is now creating problems for her. Negotiations, attacks by an unknown enemy and her mother discovering some of her secrets causes even more complications. The only thing that hasn't changed is that someone wants her dead. She needs to find out who it is before they can succeed and she doesn't get the chance to live long enough to figure out how to solve all her other problems.
Dragon Blood 4: Knight
Word Count: 56052
Amber is starting to feel that her list of enemies is growing longer by the minute. Those she cares about are threatened and during a surprise attack she fears one of her people is killed. Her life is spinning out of control, there are too many people she desperately wants to keep safe, but she can't be with all of them at once. There's only one of her and so many of them. It's tearing her apart.
Dragon Blood 5: Mage
Word Count: 55356
Amber wants to take back control of her life. She's fed up with assassins, death threats, unrealistic expectations, nightmares and secrets. The secrets most of all. Especially Ronan's secrets and in particular his secret that she knows will scare the hell out of her and will probably never let her have another moment of peace. Maybe some secrets shouldn't be told.
These novels were written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.