Author: Julie Shelton
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: February 25, 2020
Banished from her kingdom by the evil Queen Morag, Princess Gwyneth is forced to undertake an urgent and perilous quest.
She must rescue Starbright, a unicorn buried deep inside The Crystal Mountain. His horn has the only power on the world of Mhla’Ned that can neutralize the poisoned water inside the Well of Souls. so she can recover the powerful Ring of Rhwn. She needs it to prevent Morag from destroying the entire world of Mhla’Ned, and enslaving everyone who lived there.
Traveling through an increasingly blighted landscape, Gwyneth must face and conquer all the fears she has ever had, plus a few she’d never imagined—scorching heat, freezing cold, an endless maze, and how to fly. Along the way, she rescues a fish from a dying lake, a hive of bees from a fire, and a falcon from a deadly eagle attack. As thanks for saving their lives, they swear lifelong allegiance and service to her.
In the final, cataclysmic showdown at the Well of Souls, between Queen Morag and Gwyneth, deep in the Nwrhyn Forest, the Forest of the Spiders, the Princess discovers that even the smallest of creatures can make a big difference. And that things are rarely what they seem.
Julie has always loved stories, both reading and writing them, ever since she was old enough to hold a book in her hands. One of her favorite childhood activities was smuggling books under the covers to read by flashlight after she was supposed to be asleep.
A career as a children’s librarian eventually led to her dream career as a freelance storyteller and puppeteer, a business she operated successfully for twenty-five years. During that time she created and wrote all the original material for a monthly language arts newsletter full of poems, songs, puppet and flannel-board stories, fingerplays, and other resource material for early childhood educators. For that endeavor she won the prestigious EDPRESS Award for the best educational newsletter of 1982. She has also written other resource materials for preschool and early elementary teachers.
After moving more than two dozen times in her life, Julie lives in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Now widowed and retired, she once again has time to devote to her two favorite things—reading and writing—especially her new love, erotic romances.