Azrael's Twins by V J Mortimer
(Nearworld Tales)

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What if everything you ever knew about your parents – everything you ever knew about yourself – turned out to be a deception? Who would you trust? Who COULD you trust? For Niamh and Grady O’Connell a simple and easy country life comes to an abrupt halt late one Autumn day when they encounter a Phoenix in a forest – a Phoenix who knows them by name. The meeting sets them off on an adventure and takes them to a world they could only dream existed but never imagined they could visit – Nearworld. After being forced to abandon their old life by the evil powers of a dark wizard they must learn how to survive in a magical world peopled by Vampires, Elves, Banshees, Leprechauns, and Weresetters (like Werewolves but infinitely more lovable). Their new home in a castle, and their school at Rookwood Hall wraps them in a deceptive safety net. Detentions don’t always turn out to be the drudgery they expect, and lunchtime games take on a whole new meaning when wands are involved. With the help of new friends, a dangerous dragon, and their combined wits, the children face a danger they could never have foreseen, and discover they are linked in a way that takes them beyond the bonds of family and friends. The future of two worlds depends on their choices. Azraels twins is the first book in the Nearworld tales and will be followed soon by Azrael’s Twins and the Circle of Stone.

About V J Mortimer

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Azrael's Twins is Vincent Mortimer's first foray into the world of storytelling. He would not go so far as to call it literature but being Irish can't resist a good yarn.He lives on Clifton Hill in Christchurch in New Zealand with his partner, 2 children, 1 dog, and 11,000 aftershocks (and counting) from the February 2011 earthquake that devastated the city. He finds writing and the world inhabited by Niamh and Grady in particular much more fun than reality. He is currently working on the second novel in the Azrael's Twin's series - Azrael's Twins and the Circle of Stone.
Published March 1, 2013 496 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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