“About Above the Star, book one in The 8th Island Trilogy:
Love, monsters, magic, and a dose of girl power. An epic fantasy adventure experienced through the eyes of 3 unlikely heroes: 14 year old Ella, her mom Tessa, and frumpy grandpa Archie. “WEAVES STAR WARS-LIKE CHARACTERS WITH A WONDER-LIKE MESSAGE TO FORM AN ENRAPTURING READ FOR BOOKLOVERS OF ALL AGES.” -US Review of Books. 5/5 Readers Favorite. “Fast and bizarre” -Forward Reviews. Hybrid novel series.
When frumpy senior citizen Archie goes in search of his missing son in the Spanish Canary Islands, he stumbles upon a higher mission: locating a magical cure for his ailing fourteen-year-old granddaughter, Ella. Using a portal-jumping device called the Tillastrion, Archie and a stone-headed creature named Zeno are transported to Jarr-Wya, a magnificent yet terrifying island in a connected realm—along with Ella and her strong-willed mother, Tessa, who accidentally stow away on this not-so-secret quest.
What they find on Jarr-Wya is an island tortured by a wicked Star anchored in the sea, and a raging three-way battle for dominion between the stone-wielding Bangols, the fiery Olearons, and the evil Millia sands. Ella’s wit and resourcefulness emerge in this new world, while Tessa is forced to confront her long-buried secrets and a confusing new love triangle. When Ella is captured, Tessa and Archie—with the help of a company of peculiar allies—set out to save her and unravel the terrible mystery of her cure.
A mesmerizing, stay-up-all-night adventure of three unlikely heroes, Above the Star reminds us that even the smallest act of bravery can transform our lives and the fates of the worlds around us. “A WRINKLE IN TIME meets THE PRINCESS BRIDE” -The Perpetual You Magazine
Targeted Age Group: Young Adults
Written by: Alexis Marie Chute
Alexis Marie Chute wears many hats: author, artist, filmmaker, international public speaker, art curator. She’s an outside-the-box thinker, a multi-award-winning storyteller, and passionate cultural connector. Alexis Marie Chute is the author of The 8th Island Trilogy, including books Above the Star, Below the Moon, and Inside the Sun. She is also the author of the bestselling memoir Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss, and is the director-screenwriter of its accompanying documentary film, which has been screened internationally. Alexis Marie Chute’s artwork is represented by the AR&S Gallery at the Art Gallery of Alberta. She is Founder and Curator of InFocus Photo Exhibit, and Curator of the Renaissance Edmonton Airport Hotel and the Multicultural Heritage Centre. Alexis Marie Chute has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design, and her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She is not a winter person but lives in the frosty city of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and their three living children. You can find her online: www.AlexisMarieChute.com Insta: @alexismariechute Twitter: @_Alexis_Marie
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