|About the Book|
Two friends. Two ways of approaching life. One dilemma.Liliyah studies energea as all thirteen-year-olds in Navarys do, devoting her mornings to mastering the music that controls her magic. Afternoons, she hobnobs with the artisan crafters andMoreTwo friends. Two ways of approaching life. One dilemma.Liliyah studies energea as all thirteen-year-olds in Navarys do, devoting her mornings to mastering the music that controls her magic. Afternoons, she hobnobs with the artisan crafters and shopkeepers who built the island city-state into the trade capital of the world.Her friend Mago faces struggles unsuspected by carefree Liliyah. His father, a renowned inventor, succombs to irrational flashes of rage. His mother holds a lethal secret close.When a royal geomancer announces that the goddess Evaia shrugs, every citizen on the island springs to action. Disaster waits on no ones leisure! Amidst the uproar, the aeromancer Palujon steals Magos fathers latest invention: unique lodestones with the potential to revolutionize life as the Navareans know it.Mago discovers the theft and vows to make good his fathers loss. But Liliyah questions Palujons motives. Why would a man of his stature break the law? Is he truly a rogue?Two friends. Two answers. Life and death hang on their choices.PRAISE FOR J.M. NEY-GRIMM...a coming-of-age story with elements of Steampunk make it a great tale for fantasy enthusiasts of all ages. - D.J. Gelner, Amazon review of Troll-magicI loved this story! It is lively, perky and interesting. - W. Walsh, Amazon review of The Trolls Belt J.M. Ney-Grimm is a master [of epic fantasy], and Ive been a fan of her work since the first paragraph I read... - James J. Parsons, Speaking to the Eyes review of Sarvets WanderyarHer work compares favorably with Robin McKinley and Patricia McKillip ...Im really pleased to have discovered her! - Mira, Amazon review of Troll-magicABOUT THE AUTHORJ.M. Ney-Grimm lives with her husband and children in Virginia, just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Shes learning about permaculture gardening, post-carbon preparation, and debunking popular myths about food. The rest of the time she reads Robin McKinley and Lois McMaster Bujold, plays boardgames like Settlers of Catan, rears her twins, and writes stories set in her troll-infested North-lands. Look for her novels and novellas at your favorite bookstore - online or on Main Street.