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Winner Takes All. An evil sorceress, determined to beat them and rule
and casual chatter sparkles green. Meet Persephane (or Persy as she
prefers), Thaddeus, Benson and P-C as they embark on their enchanted
adventures to thwart the evil, black witch Melanthios…
very talented almost 13 year old witch, magic her ‘modus operandi’)
and her close friend Thaddeus (a 13 year old wizard) with their
familiars –Benson (a very cheeky dragonfly) and P-C (a far from
brave dragon) pit magic, bravery, skill and allegiances from a swarm
of magical creatures against the tall, dark and malevolent
Melanthios. “Best new fantasy series books” one reader claims….
from cultures all throughout the history of the world in this best
fantasy book in a long time.
her control. Our world will become dark, bleak, cold and lorded over
by her demons – forever.
friends race against fate and time, to stop Melanthios from her evil
plot to collect nine mystical objects of power scattered throughout
the world to become the –All Powerful One.–
gypsy named Vadoma, a vampire with a rather warped sense of humor –
Count Pseudomorphius the Sanguine who is known as Murph…for obvious
Persy’s grandmother Laurel is one of the lead members. Each member
specializes in a particular area of magic and all have a gift to give
our heroes to further enhance their chances against Melanthios.
slippery, loathsome Chinese Sorcerer…aiming to usurp Melanthios and
beat her at her own game..and along the way…dispose of Persy and
an unauthorized trip to retrieve it, narrowly missing being killed by
guards, when P-C unleashes a power no one knew he possessed or could
use, even him.As expected, Krak Ling hunts them down to take his ring back, but in the
negotiations, he reveals the next Magic Object which Melanthios is
about to attempt to capture…The Cauldron of Ceridwen. Why this
cauldron? The best person to explain that is Lady Druanna, the
resident authority on all things Celtic Magic.They make their way to Killarney, an area in Ireland, where Lady Druanna’s
manor is located and there she tells them the tale of The Cauldron.
It’s not the vessel which is so important to all Magicals but the
first three drops of the Brew it creates. But their visit to Lady
Dru’s is violently interrupted, resulting in severe injury to the
Lady and the kidnapping of Thaddeus by the malevolent Melanthios.Persy is beside herself with grief and worry, both for the survival of Lady
Druanna and the whereabouts and safety of Thad.
And so her journey begins. Of course, things get worse…much worse
before even the haze of a solution appears:
Persy has lost he comrade in arms and so much face this quest
She ultimately finds out that Thad has been tossed into a multiverse.
Where? When? Can she ever get him back?
There is another Dark organization, supporting Melanthios in her evil
Someone at school has found out who and what she is and is trying to
expose her. Good-bye privacy and Hello World Lab Rat!
There is someone who Persy always believed to be a mundane…normal
human who is about to ‘come out’ as a Magical. Who knew?
Romance sparks from unexpected corners
Who will possess Magical Object 2 at the end of this tantalizing
escapade? The only way to find out is to read: The Persephane
Pendrake Chronicles – Two- The Cauldron of Ceridwen.
tossed into a Multiverse. All before starting college at The
Persephane, Thaddeus, Rix, Sniv and Darson are on the trail of the third Magical
Object – The Lapis Draconis. The malicious Melanthios is calling up
Demon help to capture the stone before they do. And death. Death
comes too soon to one of them. Who?
The fast-paced, no-holds-barred quest continues in Book 3 – Lapis
Draconis. Get Your Copy Now!
INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR
What Inspired You To Write The Books:
I have always been fascinated with magic and the occult. I’m a voracious reader and even as a young teen read everything I could find in this genre. I woke up one day with the idea of a child being brought to this human realm from under a waterfall. We lived in a magical part of Ontario, about 3 hours north of Toronto filled with forest and clean lakes. That became the background to where Persephane grew up. I research endlessly, but essential the stories keep coming out. I’ve learned to relax and allow that to happen.
What can we expect from you in the future?
The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles will be a nine book series, so I will continue that until complete. I have thought of a couple of side stories along the way, but have not committed to that yet. I have an idea I’m playing with for a more adult series with a retired woman who is a whiz at forensic science. We’ll see.
Can You Tell Us About The Characters?
Persephane Pendrake is my lead character. A coming of age, thirteen-old witch whose powers a steadily increasing. She’s ready to Time-Linx and begin her destined quests to find the Nine Magical Objects. Her main comrade in arms is Thaddeus, a talented wizard, about a year older than her. Her best friend is Rix (Erika). Darson is added in Book Two and Hayden in Book Three.
Who Designs Your Book Covers?
I do. I do all my own art for the site and the books. You can see most of it at Persy’s site: http://persephanependrake.com
What did you enjoy most about writing the books?
The puzzles and cryptic codes. I love devising things for the gang to solve and reveal. I encourage readers to try to figure these out before reading on for the answers. Great fun.
Do your characters hijack the story or do you have reign over them?
They certainly do. They’re minxes like that. I’ll sit to write a scene and it can often turn out totally different than what I had in mind. Happens all the time.
remote witch’s hut…on her tiny piece of Ontario’s Cambrian Shield”
…and indeed that’s where the series began.After more than 3 decades as an alternative health care practitioner, I
finally managed to start devoting some serious time to my secret
love–fantasy fiction.I’ve always loved fantasy, magic and mythical kingdoms. We
home-schooled our kids and lived on a 100 acre farm..which had about
twenty-five acres in forest.
We’d make up stories and adventures..lots of fairies, witches, wizards,
etc. Now, all these years later, I’ve started on my nine-book, three trilogy
magical series…The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles and have released
Books 1, 2 and 3… The Cimaruta, The Cauldron of Ceridwen and Lapis
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