Book of Ancients: The Lost Guardian
Book 1 in The Book of Ancients series
Genre Young Adult Fantasy
Release August 9, 2013
Tags Young adult, magic, elves, fairies, loss, love, battle, gnomes, angels, and supernatural powers.
Editor Greta Gunselman & Tanja Cilia
Cover Designer Suzannah Safi
The realms are in danger and it’s up to Chloe Davis and her friends to find the Guardians so they can put the world back together. Chloe thought she was a normal run-of-the-mill fourteen-year-old. When her family moves from their hometown in Connecticut to a strange rural town in North Carolina, Chloe’s life gets turned upside down when one bizarre night, a strange creature gives her a book. Before long, Chloe and her friends are up to their necks in trouble. If she wants to save her family, she has a lot to learn.
Chloe raced into the kitchen, wanting to find Jayden-fly. She stopped short when she saw Jin. “You’re up early,” he told her.
“It’s hard to sleep in strange places. Plus, my mother has been arrested.” She shrugged, trying to act nonchalant, and, thinking quickly, poured herself a glass of water.
“Yes, I heard that. I am sorry. If you tell me what kind of cupcakes you like the best, I will bake you some.”
“I will be honored to make you some.” Jin smiled and moved away.
Chloe drank the water and surreptitiously checked the floor. She saw the lifeless Jaden-fly on the floor, picked him up, and took him back to the bedroom. “Icky,” she said, dropping the fly on the bed.
“Be careful, it’s our brother,” Corey fussed.
“Yeah, I’ll be the first to say I love him better in his other form. Can you change him back?”
Yuki thought about the question for a minute and then answered, “I think I can, but if he’s hurt, I can’t do anything about it, but Dilbert can.”
“Just bring him back. Corey and I’ll take care of the rest.”
Corey sat in front of Jayden-fly and they watched as he metamorphosed into a boy. Chloe covered him with her blanket.
“Okay, Corey step back a little, let me see if I can help him.”
She stood over Jayden and put her hands on him. She thought of the times when he was younger. She remembered how unhappy she was to find out she would never be the only child anymore. She remembered all the snide remarks she made about him, and the times when she knew he wanted something and relished teasing him by not giving it to him. Tears ran down her face. How could she heal him, when most of his life, she had been so annoyingly insufferable? She hugged his limp body. “Jayden, please understand me. I am so sorry. It was never about not loving you. I was afraid no one would see me as important anymore. I am selfish, and I am sorry. I will be a better big sister to you and Corey, I promise.”
Chloe’s tears fell on her brother. “Why is everyone so sad? Did I miss the playoffs?”
They all laughed at Jayden’s innocent remark, and Chloe stared at her brothers with new-found eyes.
About the Author
Born in rural Tennessee, Raven Starr has been writing from a very young age, including two plays The Wrong Choice and Running Scared but Free. After the loss of her mother, she penned a poem called The Otherside which was published. This poem gave her the strength to keep writing. She is always trying new things while raising three children. They all reside in Connecticut.