by Alison Clarke
Genre – YA, Middle Grade Fantasy
When Oppie and Aurie are faced with a terrible battle between good and evil, they discover that friendship and sisterhood are the most precious things in the world.
In a realm where magic and legend still exist, it’s easy to think that when you’re just an ordinary girl, you’ll never get the chance to be written into the history books. But when Oppie, and her dragon friend Aurie, find themselves on a mission to defeat the evil, oppressive forces of darkness, in the form of the dragon, Royzendeus, they discover that history is never made alone. As they travel, their army of light grows, and Aurie discovers that as a girl, she is blessed with an entire sisterhood she never realised existed.
Aurora’s grandmother, great-grandmothers, aunts, fought against the evil army…It was Dragons against Trolls, Dwarves, and Wyverns; Mermaids, Oceanids and Nereids against Sea Serpents, Krakens, and Hydras. Mordred’s army against his father’s was the manifestation of evil: for his mother seduced Arthur when he was in a dream-like state, thinking it was his wife Guinevere, his trance ignited by a potion…concocted by Morgana Le Faye. Manipulation, upon manipulation. Deceit upon deceit. Deception upon deception. Lies upon lies.
“Oculeas, Oculeas,” chanted Opportunae. “Oculeas biantos, Oculeas!” The orb began to twinkle and shine, until it started to be-beep; be-beep; be-beep; be-beep. It was as if the orb instinctively knew it was on a different mission: one that did not involve homework.
The female force was greeted with bloody red sparks: a world of fire and flames. The female army of good met it with sparks of golden light, which flashed, violet, fuchsia, turquoise and lime green.
Alison Clarke is a writer who delves into different fields. She is a children’s author, but is now joining the world of young adult literature. Her latest book, The Sisterhood, chronicles her latest journey in this odyssey. A tale filled with Celtic, Greek, and Ghanaian mythology, The Sisterhood will delight all audiences. Kids, ten and up, as well as adults will be entranced with the story of Oppie and Aurie. Oppie is the daughter of a sorceress, and Aurie, her best friend, is a dragon. In the first book of this trilogy, they go on a journey to save the universe. Alison Clarke’s passion for the Arthurian tales, as well as medieval literature like Chaucer, also fuels her writing. Her first degree is in Sociology with a double minor in French and English. She is now working on a Master’s degree in Children’s literature. Storytelling is her calling, and whether she is writing, painting, or drawing, story is key. Reading is another passion, and many different genres interest her, including biography, fantasy, poetry, art books, and so on. Alison believes that the word is a powerful thing, and this is evident in many different literary forms. She also believes that art, whether it’s literary or visual can change the world, can make the world a better place.