The Longest Night

      Shelley Chappell
The Longest Night

Marda is a healer. When she walks the forest to collect her herbs, the unseen beings of the forest watch her. On the longest night of the year, they come to call. A fantasy flash fiction or short short story of 1000 words.What does a Sorcerer-Guardian do when his perfect world begins to crumble around him?Ajay Samuels, a Sorcerer-Guardian, possesses the ultimate responsibility of protecting Ageron, Earth and the people who dwell within both lands. If that wasn't enough for this fifteen year old, he is also a member of the Altor; a group of seven, separate families, each a descendant of the original seven Guardians who were elected to govern and oversee all of Ageron.As significant as these duties appear, there has never been any reason to protect anybody; Ageronian and Earthly alike. Nothing remotely interesting ever happens in Ageron. Even less happens on Earth. Ajay can't help but feel his supposed extraordinary power, apparently the greatest of their kind, is going to waste.His world is turned upside down following the most unexpected of encounters with a nemesis he has had few dealings with before, and his perfect world begins to crumble in around him. Dedicating themselves to right what has gone so horribly wrong, and developing their new powers along the way, Ajay and his friends are thrust into a new world of the unknown; a world that brings with it potentially disastrous consequences.ONE Sorcerer-Guardian. ONE premonition. ONE chance.ALTOR: The Shadow Rebellion is the first novel in The Chronicles of Ageron; a series for children, teens and young adults."Very hard to put down" - Keyhole, Amazon.com"Its been too long since I have stayed up at night because the book remains too good to put down" - M. Cortez, Goodreads.com"If you like Fantasy Novels, this is a must for your collection" - PBZammit, Amazon.com"The prose is magnificent... Brilliant. Get it read" - P. O'Callaghan, Goodreads.com
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    Hah and Grr: A Retelling of Hansel and Gretel

      Shelley Chappell
Hah and Grr: A Retelling of Hansel and Gretel

Hah and Grr were abandoned in the wood as babies and raised by Mother Wolf. They are happy, but they are the weakest of the pack and they are often hungry. One day, when they are following in the tracks of their lupine family, they smell something wonderful on the wind and follow their noses to a strange den in the woods. A short story of 5,100 words for middle grade readers.Hah and Grr were abandoned in the wood as babies and raised by Mother Wolf. They are happy, but they are the weakest of the pack and they are often hungry. One day, when they are following in the tracks of their lupine family, they smell something wonderful on the wind and follow their noses to a strange den in the woods, where they find delicious foods that fill their bellies. In the confusion that follows, Hah and Grr must decide whether their future lies with Man or Wolf. A short story of 5, 100 words for middle grade readers.
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    The Prince Who Turned Into a Toad: A Retelling of The Frog Prince

      Shelley Chappell
The Prince Who Turned Into a Toad: A Retelling of The Frog Prince

While Kate and Rupert's parents are off touring the kingdom, Cousin Garil lets Rupert do anything he wants, but Kate isn't allowed to do any of the things she likes to do, which means her plans to become a scientist are hard to put into action. Yet when Rupert gets himself into a fix, Kate's love of science might be all that can save him. A short story of 5, 800 words for middle-grade readers.A tale of sisterly love and science. While Kate and Rupert's parents are off touring the kingdom, Cousin Garil is in charge. He lets Rupert do anything he wants, but Kate isn't allowed to do any of the things she likes to do: no horse riding, no playing ball with her brother, no eating competitions — and, worse of all, no more lessons with Rupert's tutor. With Cousin Garil breathing down her neck and Rupert acting more toad-like every day, Kate’s plans to become a scientist are hard to put into action. Yet when Rupert gets himself into a fix, Kate's love of science might be all that can save him. A short story of 5, 800 words for middle-grade readers.
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