Beginnings, A FANTASY
by Laura Fredrikson
Trade Paper: 6" x 9", 542 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-59663-652-1, $26.95
Special Introductory Price: $20.95
The Earth Has Been Cleansed …
First the globe was
visited by tremendous natural disasters, followed by a biological attack
which unleashed a devastating flu that killed millions. Finally, the
earth's remaining numbers were devastated by an apocalyptic world war.
Surviving countries—for the most part, those untouched by nuclear
warfare—closed their borders and the few remaining people begin to
rebuild. And, with technology all but gone, something new and
fascinating began to flourish after lying dormant for thousands of
It is into this new world that Vada Lee, a child of the streets in Tucson, is born. She is given a second chance by her caseworker, John Runninghorse, to go to a school for kids who are like her. At age twelve, she arrives at the Chollo Ranch School and discovers just how different her life will be when she learns more about these special gifts including her ability to communicate with animals and the power to heal.
As she matures, she senses that her destiny is to use this gift to defeat a growing evil in the east. She also learns that her powers affect others around her, including Jake O'Neil, the son of the co-owner of the school where they reside. Their relationship, initially entwined with jealousy and hate, eventually turns to love and a bond is formed as they realize they've shared past lives going back thousands of years.
Help and support come to Vada and Jake from two ex-Marines, wolves, and a powerful Medicine woman. They must not only master their growing powers, but must come to terms with the plans that destiny has in store for them.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Laura Fredrikson spent several years working with a wolf rescue in Arizona as well as a wildlife rehabilitator in her own state. She is retired and, when not working or writing, she enjoys shotgun sports, reading and the magic of her own garden. She lives on the coast of Rhode Island with her husband Paul, their two dogs, Willie and Twelve Gauge, and their sometimes affectionate cat, Spike.