The Covens of Elmeeria
Princess Nia and her people have always publicly hated all witches. Witches are evil. Witches are cruel. But in one night, Nia must convince a deadly coven of sorceresses to help her defeat an army, or her family will be executed. Nia has always been adored by the masses. She is beyond reproach. Her one secret is that she was born a witch.
The Covens of Elmeeria centers on Crown Princess Nia and the beautiful garden kingdom of Elmeeria. Nia and her parents, King Roo and Queen Bloom, are loved and celebrated by their people, but are also guarding a grave secret. Both Queen Bloom and Princess Nia are witches, and are terrified that the people of their kingdom will find out about them. What makes matters worse is that outside the great wall that surrounds Elmeeria is a banished coven of sorceresses, despised and ridiculed by the populace for their strange, dark powers. The popular royals want no association with the isolated enchantresses, but after their realm is invaded, Nia must travel through forbidden and treacherous lands to find the coven's lair and beg them for their help.
Nia desperately wants to prove that she can be a strong, capable leader, but what she doesn't realize is that all power comes with sacrifice, and that to save the lives of her family she might have to lose the love of her people.
SILVER MEDAL WINNER
2017-2018 Nautilus Book Awards
(Middle Grade Fiction Category)
2017-2018 Reader Views Literary Awards
(Young Adult Fiction Category)
"A well-crafted story that entertains with a skillful intertwining of creative characterizations, magic, drama, intense action, humor and terrific plot twists."
-Pacific Book Review
"A book that takes high fantasy to new heights with powerful, fluid writing and some spectacular drama... It is a magical work with a compelling protagonist who endures countless hardships and must face the darkness within herself to find the light in unexpected places."
"It's a fast-paced experience that will likely leave readers hungry for a sequel."
"Clever plotting and rich descriptive passages make this a fun glimpse into a new fantasy realm. The Covens of Elmeeria is a believable and inspiring fantasy journey."
-Foreword Clarion Review