Shirley Bigelow DeKelver publishes fantasy novel CHILD OF THE ANCIENTS

Nov. 2 2017
Shirley Bigelow DeKelver
Nov. 2 2017
Shirley Bigelow DeKelver
New Publication

Shirley Bigelow DeKelver's young adult epic fantasy novel CHILD  OF THE ANCIENTS, was released by Solstice Shadows, a subsidiary of Solstice Publishing, on October 3, 2017. www.solsticepublishing.com/shirley-bigelow-dekelver/

A terrifying catastrophe in the past has blocked young Aurie's memories, and when she inadvertently discovers she has magical powers, she is captured and imprisoned in Prince Kalian's dungeon.  Magic is forbidden in the kingdom and anyone using it  is put to death.  She escapes with the aid of Armitage Ravenwood,  a powerful wizard,  and his companion, Seamus Stark, a trained warrior and deserter from the Royal Army. She discovers she is half Eldoran or High Elf and half-Ancient, and her mixed bloodline is the catalyst generating her tremendous abilities. Armitage assumes the role as her mentor, over the years honing her powers all the while concealing from her a dark and shocking secret. She learns of a prophesy, predicted by Amitage over 500 years ago, that a powerful sorceress of mixed blood would confront the Evil Lord and only one would survive the altercation.  Should she fail, Earth and Fey Wild would be thrown into perpetual darkness and evil would prevail. Growing up without family or an identity, Aurie must cope with her insecurities and come to value her gift, and also find the strength and confidence to confront Prince Kalian.  Will she fail in her mission or will she succeed?