Teen author excites with magic, mages, wizards in new book

shadow-of-the-sacred-islandsAdventure awaits readers as they join heroes who travel to uncover ‘Shadow of the Sacred Islands’

PLANO, Texas — Keara Barron enjoys reading and entering the world of magic and fantasy at will, so she shares a debut story that gives her peers the key to a world of perilous yet exciting adventure. “Shadow of the Sacred Islands” (published by Balboa Press) incorporates themes of friendship and elements of “Harry Potter” and “The Hobbit.” Readers will definitely enjoy this fast-paced and action-packed adventure.

The city of Elementa, a place where magic, mages, seers and wizards exist, is being endangered by dark magic. Four young mages are chosen to embark on a perilous voyage to the mysterious Sacred Islands, the presumed source of dark magic. When they arrive to the islands, they discover the evil has the power to destroy their country and life as they know it.

With a powerful plot and the drawing power of adventure, magic, the battle between good and evil, suspense and friendship, this book still allows the central theme to shine through. The ability of the mages to make a difference no matter what their age was and the strong bond and team work they have inspires readers to overcome boundaries and create a lasting bond with people even from a different race or social class.

“We are currently going through a time where people’s differences are magnified whether it is race, religion, nationality, etc. Particularly in the USA, we are going through a time of disunity,” Barron shares. “The four main characters in my novel have personality differences and have different types of magic, which represents the differences we see in other people in our society. Despite these differences, my characters learn to work together and love each other, and things such as their background or race do not change that. “

“Shadow of the Sacred Islands”

By Keara Barron

Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781504362030

Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 174 pages | ISBN 9781504362016

E-Book | 174 pages | ISBN 9781504362023

Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author

Keara Barron is currently a high school student in North Texas and wrote “Shadow of the Sacred Islands” when she was 14 years old. She has a passion for reading and writing and a particular interest in the fantasy genre. Barron also enjoys playing the viola, running and volleyball.

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