Isolt’s Enchantment: the beginnings
Daughter of Light Trilogy #0.5
By- Heidi GarrettGenre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
Long before the half-faerie Melia was born in the mortal world, the god Vulcan married Isolt of the Waters. When she betrayed him, the seeds of a great war were planted in the Void.
In Idonne, a young scholar studies Isolt’s story, along with tales of dwarf magic and the birth of a malevolent entity in the Void, Umbra. The stories awaken his dream of a life filled with adventure and heroism.
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 1
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
She doesn’t believe in love, and she doesn’t believe in herself.
The crucible of her parents’ dark ambitions will forge her destiny.
Her consciousness will be transformed.
The journey will be epic.
Melia is an eighteen-year-old half faerie, half-mortal who longs to fly like the full-blood faeries. She also yearns for a life that's truly her own, which might prove more difficult than sprouting wings. Her faerie mother practices black magic, and her mortal father plots to bring war to the enchanted world. No matter how she tries to escape their long shadow, Melia is unable to distance herself from her parents’ obsessions.
After the half-faerie is accused of being her father's spy, her friend advises a trip to the Illustrator. The mysterious woman marks Melia's forehead with a strange emblem. She claims it will draw a young priest from distant lands who will come to the half-faerie's aid. Spooked rather than comforted, Melia dismisses the woman's words. Rather, she travels to the mortal world to confront her father.
Whimsical and edgy, Daughter of Light is a spinoff of the 14th century French fairy tale “Melusine.” A high fantasy with fairy tale elements and an intriguing cosmology, it's a great choice for readers who have loved Lord of the Rings.
Daughter of Light Trilogy # 2
By- Heidi Garrett
Genre- YA Fantasy/Faerie Tales
Expected Publication Date- July 30th, 2015
In Illialei, a light queen practices black magic.
In Tyrannis, the dragonwitch rises to power.
In the mortal world, Umbra pursues the half-bloods as vessels of incarnation.
Energies in the enchanted world are shifting and new alliances are forming; the battle between Dark and Light has begun. Melia is desperate to make things right with Ryder, the young priest from Idonne, but first she must warn the half-bloods in the mortal world that Umbra is coming for them—and face the powerful dragonwitch and her spectacular Dragon Carnivale.
“Who are you talking too?” A young mortal inched toward them. His smooth torso was bare, loose dungarees hung from his slim hips, and he was tall. He held a long slim rod in one hand, a pail in the other.
Melia squinted up at him.
He watched her with keen blue eyes. His nose was small for his face, and his cheeks were smattered with freckles. “Do you talk to yourself a lot?” he asked.
She pointed to the pixie. “You don’t see my friend?”
“You’re trying to play a joke on me, aren’t you?” He shifted his feet. “Like my cousin.” He really couldn’t see Tatou.
“It’s just like Flora said,” the pixie whispered.
Maybe he could hear her friend if she spoke up. “Say it louder,” Melia said.
Tatou cupped the sides of her mouth and screamed her loudest. “Flora said most mortals won’t be able to see me.”
Melia watched him.
“Or maybe you’re just crazy,” he said. “My ma says she knew a crazy lady that carried on conversations with herself all day long.” The boy almost squashed Tatou as he stepped closer to Melia. “You’re awfully pretty, though. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a girl as pretty as you.” He swatted at an enormous fly and almost poked Melia’s eye out. The sides of his face turned bright pink.
Overhead, the sun was ferocious. The scraggly bushes that lined the shoreline looked half-dead. Tatou wilted on her shoulder. Melia recalled her days wandering on Achill Island, searching for her father. “I need to find the Ashorn Farm,” she said.
“You mean Edmund and Emma’s place?”
“Come on. It’s just outside of New Ulm, the next town over.” He ran toward the tall trees arching over a dirt road, waving his arm for Melia to follow him. “My dad can drive you in our Model T.”
“What’s that?” Tatou asked.
“I don’t know, but if it can get us to the farm, I’m going with him.”
About the Author-
Heidi Garrett is the author of the author of the Daughter of Light series, a fantasy about a young half-faerie, half-mortal searching for her place in the Whole. She's also the contemporary fairy tale novella collection, Once Upon a Time Today. In these stand-alone retellings of popular and obscure fairy tales, adult characters navigate the deep woods of the modern landscape to find their Happily Ever Afters.
Heidi also collaborates with B. J. Limpin. They've cooked up a yummy paranormal romance, Cupcakes & Kisses!
Heidi was born in Texas, and in an attempt to reside in as many cities in that state as she could, made it to Houston, Lubbock, Austin, and El Paso. She now lives in Eastern Washington state with her husband, their two cats, her laptop, and her Kindle. Being from the South, she often contemplates the magic of snow.
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