Elizabeth Shaw, Guardian of the Two Worlds, has a serious problem. Her ruthless brother Aedan and his bloodthirsty henchmen are determined to enslave Earth's inhabitants through a diabolical combination of Second World magic and First World technology. The combination would be catastrophic, and Aedan's subsequent rule merciless and absolute. Only Elizabeth and her Successor can prevent this apocalypse, but the search for the Successor has already spanned more than two decades, with little to show for it. Alexandra Ward and her best friend, Daniel Sutton, know nothing of this search or the existence of Second World. They do know they have magical powers that are increasingly hard to conceal and sometimes impossible to control, especially in a small town like modern-day Simsbury, Connecticut. This leads to trouble they could not have anticipated and challenges they could not have imagined. Multiple worlds, multiple motives-who is ally and who is enemy? Intrigue meets magic in a story both modern and timeless.
Naomi Lea Sawyer grew up the daughter of a US Army helicopter command pilot and intelligence officer. She was born in Berlin during the Cold War; attended high school in Ansbach, Germany; and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Eastern Block, Mexico, and Canada. Her exposure to diverse cultures and languages is evident in her writing. She holds the highest level rating in amateur radio, speaks German, and is an accomplished mountain climber. Charles Arthur Sale began writing professionally during his 30-year law enforcement career in the Los Angeles Police Department. He co-authored and edited Police, a 668-page book published by the Federal Government, and Human Relations in the Police Service, published by the City of Los Angeles. He was the speechwriter for the Chief of Police; an editorial proofreader for the Los Angeles Times; and an editorial consultant at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). The list of people for whom he has ghostwritten is long and, because of the nature of the work, undisclosed. Mr. Sale holds a bachelor's degree in English from California State University at Los Angeles, is an accomplished mountain climbing guide, and a cellist.