The Lost Emerald of Briarwood

The Lost Emerald of Briarwood

By Vona Stewart

Audiobook narrated by VonDexter Montegut II

Series: Book one in the Shadow Sovereign Series

Fourteen-year-old Hayden doesn’t believe in magic. He’s never been attacked by dragons, taken a ride on a taxi service staffed by man-eating pegasi, or battled a swarm of killer tarantula fairies. And he’s certainly never owned a pair of ensorcelled underpants designed to make the wearer invisible—that would be ridiculous.

All Hayden knows is a wretched life in the overcrowded Arizona foster care system where miles of red tape often keep him separated from his twelve-year-old sister Sera, the only family he has left.

But that’s about to change.

When Sera is snatched by a bunch of sharp-toothed goblins, Hayden follows the kidnappers through a portal and into the magical world of Wayfair.

In a place where carnivorous mushrooms lurk in dark forests and people in velvet waistcoats ride spider automatons, Hayden must solve the mystery behind Wayfair’s President and his secret source of power, or his sister may be lost forever.

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I have followed the author's blogs for nearly a decade. Her writing style and storytelling have always kept me coming back for more. "The Lost Emerald of Briarwood" is another another example of her careful storytelling and wonderful writing. The world of Wayfair is so well developed and I already feel invested in each character, even characters we have only spent a little time with so far (Sera, for example). I cannot wait to see what happens next and in the completed series! Yay, Vona Stewart, great debut novel!!!!
⁓ SWiedz

Book in This Series

The Shadow Sovereign Series

The Shadow Sovereign Series will be a series of four books with an additional prequel.

Themes: portal fantasy, magic, loyalty, friendship, family, foster care, and courage.

Suitable for ages 11 and up with crossover appeal for adults.

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