Sunday, June 2, 2013

Ennara and the Fallen Druid Exclusive Excerpt

Ennara and the Fallen Druid Exclusive Excerpt

Good morning, and welcome to the Goddess Fish June author's party!  It is a pleasure to be here with you all today. For Goddess Fish Readers only, here’s a never-before seen excerpt of Ennara and the Fallen Druid by Angela Myron.

Ennara and the Fallen Druid is a middle-grade fantasy story soon to be published this June by Stardance Publishing. The first in the Ennara series, this story follows eleven-year old Ennara Gaern as she is thrust into a world of magic, monsters, and curses, and must find a way to save her world.

On the Back Cover:

Eleven year-old Ennara Gaern has a serious grudge against the dragon on her right hand.

Born with a caul—a mask that foretold magical powers—she was marked at birth with the fiery tattoo that forced her to study the boring texts on magic, cover her arm for fear of being kidnapped, and worst of all, kept her from visiting the beautiful city of Dordonne. But her quiet life changes when one night she is attacked by a shadowy demon.

Tork, an old friend and wizard, is enlisted to help but he informs Frigg’s parents that she is her world’s only hope of finding the legendary Sword of Gisilifrid, which is needed to destroy the curse that is creating the demons. Frigg doesn’t want to leave on a dangerous quest, but when she learns the curse threatens her world, she reluctantly agrees to go. 

Frigg and Tork begin a perilous journey to the Sunken City, pitting them against dangerous oceans and pirates intent on claiming Frigg’s magic as their own. With only her friends at her side, including the intelligent, aquatic cat Smoos, Frigg must defeat monsters guarding the sword and servants of the Fallen Druid. When her world is covered in darkness, will she know how to dispel the curse?

Chapter One
The Mask and the Dragon
“Misty?”

A twig snapped. A damp chill surrounded Ennara, picking up goose bumps on her arms. The girl hugged herself and stomped her feet to fend off the cold. Why couldn’t the cow make things easy for her tonight?

She took a tentative step between two wild rosebushes. The sun slowly sank toward the distant hills across Lake Coeur. If she hadn’t stayed so late fishing at the docks with Kithe, she’d be home by now, cow tucked safely in the well-lit barn.

Ennara glanced around the gloomy forest. Long shadows stretched across the pasture between her and the farmhouse. She shivered. Her father, Lir, had warned her to bring Misty back before sunset. She wasn’t afraid of the dark, but she didn’t want to meet one of the monsters stalking around at night that Kithe told her about.

She heard the familiar clang of the cow’s bell and called again, stepping near the sound. Trees blocked her view. She peered between them, trying to catch a glimpse of the exasperating bovine.

The life-filled woods departed as the last rays of light slipped behind the hills, leaving a hollow version of its higher self. The girl shivered a second time and rubbed her arms.

The bell sounded once more. Ennara jumped and spun around. She ran a few steps in the direction of the sound, further into the trees.

Through the approaching dusk, she caught a glimpse of metal. There it was—the cow’s bell and collar hung on the limb of a young cottonwood. How had Misty managed to get it off? Confused, the girl stepped toward the bell.

Behind her, a twig snapped. She froze. She turned to see a tall shadow flitting among the trees. Her heart fluttered as she backed away.

“M … misty?” she whispered.

A hiss and knocking replied. Was that a raven? No, the sound wasn’t quite right.

She tripped on a branch and landed on something soft and wet. Ugh! It was just her luck to land in mud. She lifted her hand in the lingering daylight to see it dripping with a murky liquid. Her stomach knotted. What was it? Too runny to be mud. She grabbed for the offending stick and felt … fur.

She stifled a scream and scrambled to her feet. A whimper escaped her lips.

Ennara squinted at the lumps on the ground. Was that a branch or a leg? Was that a boulder or the body of … a cow?

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8 comments:

Jennifer Wilck said...

Love the cover! Good luck with the book.

Catherine Lee said...

A middle grade story? I guess I don't usually associate Goddess Fish with promoting kids books! Interesting.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Tricia Orchard said...

Can't wait to read more!

Congratulations and enjoy this time promoting your book!

Laura Strickland said...

Sounds like an interesting read -- my kind of book!

Matthew's Mom said...

Wow, awesome Angela! Can't wait until its release.

Congratulations!

Angela Myron said...

Thanks everyone! I wish I could reply to each of you individually but can't seem to figure that out. X/

Debby said...

Thanks for the excerpt. I love finding books for those in between
debby236 at gmail dot com

Angela Myron said...

Thanks Debby! The book will be available on June 14th at Amazon, B&N, Kobo, iBooks, and more.