Pages (Print Edition): 192
Reading Level: Middle Grade
First book of The Nelig Stones Series
An engaging and fast paced middle-grade Fantasy Adventure from author Sharon Skinner (The Healer’s Legacy, Mirabella and the Faded Phantom, Collars and Curses)
Stefani and Robbie aren’t friends. In fact, they can barely stand each other. When they find themselves magically transported to a land where dragons rule and faeries carry swords, their only way back home is to work together and find the five magical talismans known as the Nelig Stones.
The dark dragon, Ashkell, and his villainous advisor Greenback, are also searching for the powerful Nelig Stones and plan to use their magic to usurp the Anorian throne and seize control of the realm.
Through perilous adventure, and with the help of some unusual companions, Stefani and Robbie learn that things aren’t always what they seem, that inner strength and friendship are mighty powers that can stand against even the darkest magic, and that home, while not always perfect, might not be such a bad place after all.
Dragons and fairies and fireworms, oh my!
Follow Stefani and Robbie on the adventure of a lifetime. More than a quest adventure, The Nelig Stones is also a story about growing up and owning up, with a heaping helping of dangerous magic thrown in for good measure.
From the Book
“Perhaps,” Aurien replied. “But since it is you and your friend who have need of this power, do you not think it is your task to seek it? Of course, you may choose not to—that is your right, and it might be safer for all if the stones remain hidden. But if you wish to use their power to return home, then it is up to you to find them.”
Stefani frowned. She wasn’t sure she really wanted to go home, but she couldn’t get the idea of magic stones out of her head.
“Where should we search for such magnificent gems, such powerful stones?” Gamdol asked. “They must be well hidden, very well hidden, not to be found for so many, many seasons.”
“That is why you will need the aid of Laurel Silverbark,” Aurien answered. “She has knowledge that will aid you in your quest.”
Quest. The word hung in the air like a glittering gem.
Accolades for The Nelig Stones
“My 10-year-old just finished this book in two lazy summer afternoons. He identified most strongly with the character of Robbie, and enjoyed reading about his adventures with (mildly scary) Dragons, Lightwings, and other creatures.“- Kevin King, Amazon
About Sharon Skinner
Sharon Skinner has a deep love for speculative fiction and fantasy and is particularly fond of character-driven stories, but reads voraciously and eclectically, and has been a total word nerd since she learned to read at the age of four. Book coaching is the culmination of her passion for the written word and her editing experience stirred together with the joy of life-long learning and the desire to teach and share acquired knowledge with others.
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