THE ERLKIN’S LAIR (tween fantasy)
Overshadowed by the triumphs of her mother and half-sister, can Jasmine find the strength to master her magic before the Erlkin destroys them all?
Jasmine is an ordinary fourteen-year-old who loves archery and track and field. . . until she receives a letter from Avalon, the half-sister she never knew existed. According to Avalon, their mother didn’t die in a car crash two years ago. She was abducted by the Banished, a family of outcasts from a world where magic abounds.
After Jasmine leaps into a portal that takes her to Gabalan, she discovers a harsh desert landscape whose inhabitants are as unforgiving as the land itself. Quickly, she joins forces with Ramzi, a boy awaiting sentencing for a crime his father committed. Jasmine discovers that like her mother and half-sister, she belongs to a tribe of Sensitives, and learns to harness her mental abilities. When strange symbols appear on her hand, she unearths a secret about her past. There is another kind of magic flowing through her veins, yet its origins repulse and terrify her. If she is going to find her mother and capture the Banished, Jasmine must come to terms with her heritage, learn to control her magic, and find inner strength she didn’t know she had.