Leading Life
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Shay's mother has disappeared.

Her father has become withdrawn following her mother's disappearance and there is little Shay can do to help. Then, one night, Shay saves her father from a strange assailant in his study and is carried to another world with her father where the truth about her mother is revealed.

Discovering that her mother is apparently not the person Shay has admired all her life, leads Shay to question her own values which she has so proudly built on the image of the perfect marriage which her parents displayed to her as a child.

 As Shay comes to terms with her parent’s betrayal, she herself betrays the one person who has trusted her most in this strange kingdom. While she loathes her new behaviour she seems unable to stop, since betraying one person means protecting another.

While Shay struggles with her own question of values, Shay's life and the world itself begin to collapse around her. But life continues and the evil that rises seeks the greatest treasure of all.

A power to rule all worlds. For evil does not mourn. And evil has no conscience. And Shay holds a key to access another world which the evil desperately desires.....

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About the author

Francois is the author of the “Junglies” series of children’s books. The books have been translated and published in Spanish, French, Dutch Portuguese, German, Italian and Afrikaans.

The “Junglies” stories create awareness about environmental issues such as endangered species, conservation, and recycling.

Francois has authored other standalone children’s books as well.

He has also diversified into the Young Adult Fantasy Fiction genre and completed his first book titled, “Betrayal - Through the Pages (Book 1 of The WordRealm Chronicles)”.

"WordRealm" is the sequel to "Betrayal".

Francois currently lives in Indonesia and shares his time between his family and his writing.

For more information please visit http://fkeyser1.allauthor.com/

Francois wanted to be an author since he first learned to read and wrote stories about a talking car which he illustrated himself.

Francois only returned to his childhood dream in 2010 when he left a successful corporate career. He has since authored the “Junglies” series of children’s books. The first seven books in the series have been self-published in print and eBook format. They have also been translated into Spanish, French, Dutch Portuguese, German, Italian and Afrikaans

Following “The Junglies” he authored other standalone children’s books titled “The Tickle Tree” and “A Bear in there” which are both written in prose (rhyme). “The Tickle Tree” and “A Bear in there” are both still to be illustrated and published.

Francois has also completed two Young Adult Fantasy Fiction novels in “The WordRealm Chronicles” and another standalone Fantasy Fiction novel inspired by ColdPlay’s song, “Viva La Vida”.

Francois wanted to share his life experiences with young adults and teenagers with regard to his journey to becoming an author and he wrote a self-help/motivational book for Young dults and Teenagers titled, “Creating Personal Success”.

He currently lives in Indonesia and shares his time between his family and his writing.

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Leading Life
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Jun 10, 2019
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Fiction / Fantasy / General
Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
Social Science / Sociology / General
Young Adult Fiction / Books & Libraries
Young Adult Fiction / Fantasy / General
Young Adult Fiction / Time Travel
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