Phoenica Rising (Keeper of Light) Book One.
A Celtic, mystical, fantasy, adventure story.
Phoenica, a shy, sensitive, intuitive girl with a deep love of nature, moves to the West of Ireland and meets Bromia her estranged Grandmother.
There is need. And then there is Fate— Being destined to become some kind of supernatural electrical outlet isn't exactly awesome—especially when Alexandria's "other half" is everywhere she goes. Seth's in her training room, outside her classes, and keeps showing up in her bedroom—so not cool. Their connection does have some benefits, like staving off her nightmares of the tragic showdown with her mother, but it has no effect on what Alex feels for the forbidden, pure-blooded Aiden. Or what he will do—and sacrifice—for her. When daimons infiltrate the Covenants and attack students, the gods send furies—lesser gods determined to eradicate any threat to the Covenants and to the gods, and that includes the Apollyon— and Alex. And if that and hordes of aether-sucking monsters didn't blow bad enough, a mysterious threat seems willing to do anything to neutralize Seth, even if that means forcing Alex into servitude— or killing her. When the gods are involved, some decisions can never, ever be undone.
Rags leads an idyllic life for a goblin child—he spends his days playing in the landfill with his gargoyle friend Ladin, going fishing with his father Hargo in the river, and developing his love of music. His parents love him intensely, and his mother Calin is fiercely protective of him. How could he ask for anything more as he lives an enchanted life on the reservation on the outskirts of the “civilized” world, surrounded by mystical creatures and magic? Little does Rags realize that he is not a goblin but instead a human who was abandoned shortly after his birth and left in the landfill to be raised by the goblins as a way to fulfill an ancient prophecy of good and evil, twin brothers separated at birth and reunited in the thirteenth year of their life, one to unleash an ancient evil, the other the only hope to stop it from happening. A powerful tale of magic, music, and danger,Rags and Ruins is sure to thrill readers of all ages with its mix of adventure, intrigue, and humor—and if it doesn’t, they’ll have to answer to a furious goblin mother.
Mr. McGuire is a Boston terrier who lives with his family in the enchanting countryside of New England. He is generally a polite, playful, sort of chap however he's become distressed over the long absences of his parents. This is when the wonderful adventures begin, and it is up to Albert a bluebird, Miss Pearl a pleasant reddish-gray squirrel, and a variety of other woodland friends to dream up a way to help Mr. McGuire overcome his sorrow. More intrigue is provided by a lovable, rather rascally fox named Red and his medical dilemma. Other character adventures include the account which describes Mr. McGuire's friendship with the amazing Catherine, who is a colorfully striped creature dressed in a tutu, and wearing sixteen ballet slippers one for each of her feet. Finally, Mr. McGuire is introduced to Daisy a timid toy poodle. The friends once again unite to help Daisy prevail.