Publisher: Oculus Pictures, Inc.
Format: Paperback | 392 pages
Dimensions: 140mm x 216mm x 22mm | 494g
Publication date: 7 October 2014
ISBN 10: 0990706214
ISBN 13: 9780990706212
Anni doesn't know about Elementals, Funk, Zephyrs, excited talking Bat-Rat creatures, and, least of all, Dragons. All that changes when her best friend, Lexi, is kidnapped and forces beyond Anni’s control trap her on a hidden, floating island in the Elemental world.
In a race against time, Anni sets out to save her friend. Along the way she finds allies among the Elementals, but she is also presented with a choice, one that might help save Lexi. If Anni agrees to an ancient, open-ended contract, will her sacrifice cost her more than she’s bargained for? Or will it land her in the middle of an age-old war between the humans, the Elementals, and the dreaded Fectus?
Book Nerd Spotlight
In kindergarten my life's goal was to become a teacher who wore only pink and ate French fries all day long. Now that I've matured, my goal in life is to become a Miss Marple-Sherlockian-Jedi Knight--I'm totally serious, it's a real thing.
I love stories, and I've had the privilege of working in Hollywood for over a decade in many different capacities, working with celebrities, directors (I'm married to one, plus he's my illustrator), and a few executives (the head-honcho types that I can't talk about because I signed confidentiality waivers). I'm not sure any of these people would have hired me if they knew I had a closet full of mint condition Star Wars toys...
However, the life of a freelancer is not for the faint of heart. I've kept myself busy with my extracurricular activities, from skydiving to scuba diving, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a degree in Fine Art, an M.A. in Psychology (with a focus in Neuroscience), and a few other things that I like to keep top secret. ...Some people think I'm a spy, but I'll never tell!
Guest Post with Author Melanie Abed (“What fiction most influenced your childhood, and what effect did those stories
have on Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact?”)
I loved stories, and was fortunate to have a wonderful Grandmother who read several translated
Swedish fairytales from her homeland. I particularly liked fables from foreign countries because I
enjoyed discovering something new and different from the books available in my school’s library.
During middle school, I was lucky to read several very influential and thought provoking books,
such as 1984, by George Orwell; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; and the Count of Monte
Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas. Although we discussed these books in class, I found that these books
stayed with me for a long time to come. I mean, who could ever forget Big Brother? I was impressed
by how these authors crafted such brilliant books that made my young mind spin. My curiosity was
thoroughly sparked trying to figure out how these authors were able to create such wonderful plots,
with such developed characters, inside such compelling worlds.
To say that I was obsessed with all kinds of stories, especially movies, would be an understatement.
My imagination was highly vivid as a child. I was always in my own world, always dreaming up
stories in my mind. I adored adventures, fantasy, action, and sci-fi, especially Star Wars. Much later I
discovered J.R.R. Tolkien’s work, and I believe it was the compilation and exposure to so many
stories with so many worlds, populated with unique characters that ultimately influenced my desire
to create my own world one day. However, I didn’t get much encouragement in school for my
writing, which was a shame, because if I did, I believe that I would have considered writing more
seriously, earlier on.
It wasn’t until later that I started writing seriously, and fortunately I had some teachers who were
very encouraging. Anni Moon’s story was there in my mind all along, just waiting to get out, and
fortunately it did.
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