I have significantly revised my first book and re-titled it The Lioness and the Faery Queen to more accurately describe the book’s focus on the human-faery alliance and interaction. The same cacophony of characters keep Gran busy trying to orchestrate the household but I have brought more of the back story into the foreground with visits to the Faery Queen of Urwelt and the faery village of Nestling Nelly, as well as, King Ascaric’s sinister realm of Brimstone.
The first book in the series, The Lioness and the Faery Queen, introduces you to a magically gifted family pushing the limits of their powers to battle against dark magical forces with surprising results. For now, the grandchildren (grans) and their friends must learn to use their magical skills with spiritual discernment and courage for the greater good.
Gran’s eldest granddaughter, Azalea, will keep you “in the know” as she knows everything there is to know about Brumley Hall, even though she is only ten years old. She knows her American grandmother (Gran for short) morphs into the Lioness on occasion and refuses to be recruited by spy agencies. She knows that Her Ghostly Majesty, Queen Victoria, is particularly fond of sponge cake with layers of jam and whipped cream at tea time. She knows her cousin, Schuyler, can fly through wormholes in times of danger and levitate all the time. She knows her little brother, Bumbles, most definitely cannot levitate. She knows her best friend, Sam, can conjure fireballs to deal with all sorts of pesky vexations, like kidnappers. She knows Schuyler’s friend, Barty, is over one hundred years old, but doesn’t look a day over twelve. She knows that Narcissim Pillage, a greedy plant with swiveling beady eyes, big purple heads and gnashing teeth, must never be healed, well almost never.
Azalea also knows her grandmother is protecting a very young Tibetan Buddhist monk, who may just be the future Dali Lama. She knows a young faerie princess has come to live at Brumley Hall for protection. She knows the Faerie Queen of Urwelt, who lives hidden in the woods near Brumley Hall, needs the Lioness to help defend her realm against the horrid and truly evil King Ascaric. Azalea knows everything there is to know about Brumley Hall, except what will happen next!
Join in on the magic, mystery and mayhem to discover where the misadventures lead to an unforseen resolution as Gran gathers all her resources to confront the Ash King, receiving help from unexpected sources which are not always welcomed but needed. Courage and a good sense of humor can often smooth away the rough edges with this cast of unlikely characters awaiting your immersion into life at Brumley Hall.