An epic fantasy, artfully written and illustrated by the author to appeal to a broad audience "...an enchanting read from start to finish" "[Sheldrake's] voicing and vision is brilliant."
16 year-old Azi has grown up in the guild hall of His Majesty's Elite in the peaceful kingdom of Cerion, training hard and dreaming of the day she will finally become a squire and ride out with her parents, both knights, on the King's Quest. Her dream comes true when she earns the right in her sixteenth year, but her name is left off the quest declaration and her parents and their guild ride off without her.
When tragedy befalls the Elite on their quest, Azi must band with her best friend Rian, a Mage Apprentice, to discover the source of a mysterious curse. They're joined by an unlikely companion: a colorful fairy named Flit. The fairy clams she is from Kythshire, a mysterious and legendary land of Fae closed off from the outside and cloaked in secrets.
Together, the group seeks to unravel a Sorcerous plot which threatens both the existence of Kythshire, and the peace the kingdom of Cerion holds dear.
Call of Kythshire is a tale of love and friendship, the value of family, and the fight between light and dark. It is a journey of failure and redemption. It is a clean read, free of sex and gratuitous violence, with a strong female lead.
About the Author
Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Missy. She didn't have many friends, so she spent her time quietly singing to herself and exploring the woods in her quiet Connecticut neighborhood. Her parents were a pair that was meant to be, and from them she and her younger brother learned the value of love, hard work, and appreciation for life's small blessings. They spent many hours together floating on the lake, exploring mountain trails, camping, and taking lazy rides along the river on bumpy dirt roads. As she grew older, Missy had her share of trials and difficulties as we all do at times in our lives. The forest was a steady friend for her, and she would find herself escaping into it to listen to the wind in the leaves and feel the quiet strength of the trees. Of course, anyone spending any amount of time in the woods begins to wonder about fairies, and even if they don't admit it to themselves, they might even start to believe. Eventually, Missy went off to college and spent some time learning about the wide world, and finally found true happiness with a paint brush in her hand, telling a story. She dreamed of happiness and tried to spread it around wherever she could. Then one day, Missy met the man of her dreams. True love carried her to Virginia to the suburbs of Washington D.C., where she married her best friend. Together they had a child. The three of them are currently living out their happily ever after together, even as you read this little tale.