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Melody's mum made a bargain with the Fae twenty years ago, but she's the one who ends up paying for it. Somehow she has to survive nearly a year in the realms of the Fae, until her eighteenth birthday, without getting more entangled in their world and unable to ever leave it. The Fae can be vindictive, manipulative and retaliate at the smallest slight, often using your greatest fears against you. Melody needs to make sure they never learn how terrified she is of spiders, particularly when helping a Fae knight brings her to the attention of his enemies, the arachnid people.
This story was written by an Australian author using Australian spelling.
Keywords: portal fantasy, other worlds, medieval fantasy world, action and adventure, strong female character, fae/fairy, romance, overcoming fear, family, friendship, mythical creatures.
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.