THE Traveling Academy of Astra
Book One of The Ether Mists Compendium / Publication Date: Work in Progress
Genre: Fantasy / Pages: Work in Progress / Age Group: Children's
A love letter to children's fantasy. At the risk of wishing up a jovial law firm for kids, this book is meant to be a delightful blend of Seuss, Rowling, and Dahl.
Ten-year-old Liana Frances is stuck in the middle. Born between two sisters—the oldest stubborn, the youngest free-spirited—she struggles to stand out, to be more than the Middle One. When a strange visitor appears from nowhere and names her the centerpiece of a mysterious prophecy, she chooses to pursue a destiny that might help her find a place in Astra’s history.
But nothing upon the four Spheres of Astra is simple, and soon Liana finds herself stuck betwixt more than a pair of siblings. Deceit, danger, and death seek the Frances sisters out no matter where they go. They find their places in Holland Hollering’s Traveling Academy of Astra, and there, too, they learn the powerful magic of Aircalling, the only weapon capable of resisting the sinister Woodsmoke, an evil, murderous entity motivated by reasons yet unknown.
Join the Frances sisters as they experience the breathtaking spheres, meet memorable and eccentric Astrians, forge their own destinies, and wield new powers to save their world from a disastrous fate.