Adela Arthur and the Creator’s Clock

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Adela Arthur is your average teenage girl trying to make it through her school life unscathed by the popular girls, until the day of her sixteenth birthday, when her life is changed forever by learning that she is a special human being called a Volsin. Adela discovers that her seemingly blind grandfather is actually a dragon and together they travel through a mirror into a world called Cielieu. Adela and her lifelong friend Hector are sent to the Elpida Castle of Light where they are taught the history of Cielieu, how to use their light, and play the Volsin sport of choice- Natorbi. Inside the enchanting castle, the young Volsin are safe from any outside forces, but in the forests of Cielieu, dark forces of light lurk in the Shadows. Through her journey, Adela learns of her powerful lineage and the support that she receives from her classmates and elders alike in order to defeat Prince Delapeur, the power hungry Volsin leading the dark forces of light. Adela┬ástruggles with learning how to control her light as Prince Delapeur continues to steal the light of other Volsin while tapping into Adela’s mind, until the fateful night that Adela receives a gift called the Creator’s Clock. What is the significance of the Creator’s Clock and what power does it hold? What do Adela and Prince Delapeur have in common after all of this time? And what will happen to the Volsin of Cielieu if Adela isn’t able to defeat the dark Prince?

In this exciting fantasy novel by Judyann McCole we are shown the life of a young girl named Adela Arthur. Adela has to adjust to her entire life being a false representation of who she was in just a short amount of time, but she seemed to do this without any issues at all. Adela is somewhat of a celebrity when she reaches the Elpida Castle of Light, but most of her peers are resentful because of their lack of optimism in Adela’s abilities to defeat Prince Delapeur. Jeremy was my favorite character in this novel because of the mystery that he presented to all of his peers and his predictable infatuation with Adela. This novel is filled with twists and turns that you may or may not see coming, but will definitely keep you on the edge of your seat! Adela and her friends battle Chimeras and a troll, help deliver a baby dragon, learn how to protect their minds from the Prince and use their light, and try to win the passionate competition game of Natorbi. Fans of the Harry Potter series will rejoice in the release of this exciting new novel. 7/10.

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Nightmares on the Wings of Angels

Alone with her thoughts,

She slips-

 

She dreams of a world

High above where

Everything is beautiful.

 

Darkness cowers in shadows while

Regal angels soar with

Elegance

And grace

Making music while children

Sleep soundlessly nearby…

 

Home. This is their home. The

Envy she feels can’t be suppressed and

Rears it’s devilish head (awakening hidden demons).

 

Nothing is safe

In this godforsaken He(aven)ll with

Gnarled angels snarling and reaching out to

Her with knife-like claws

To trace sermons on her

Marble skin, marring it

And crushing her bones to make her

Red rivered veins

Emerge

Shredded in disarray.

 

“Come here, darling” sighs an

Oil-slick voice

“My children wait to feast on your

Every fear.”

 

Alone, she stands on

Legs of paper

In the presence of subjective demons

Viciously awaiting her

Encouraged extinction.