I’m pleased to welcome Donna Cook, an author I met twenty years ago. We both studied writing at Knox College and you can see from her new release, Donna has put her education to good use. Her first book, The Gift of the Phoenix won 1st Place Fantasy in the North American Book Awards and Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Award Semifinalist. The Lost Branch is the newest book in the YA fantasy Lost Branch series.
The Lost Branch
A portion of ash stuck on the altar at the Rock of Light reveals a mysterious new threat.
Corren embarks on a perilous quest for the secrets of a long-extinct branch of the Order. In his absence, a menacing illness threatens the extinction of the earth faeries. But is it Nicolai’s healing they need or Corren’s powerful staff? And while Marcellus delves further into his bond with the element of water, he finds it may require more than he’s able to give.
In this intriguing continuation of Cook’s epic saga, Gift of the Phoenix, the Three discover the power of ancient secrets, new enemies, and treacherous desires. Together, they must protect their world from its most dangerous threat yet. If it isn’t already too late.
What early readers had to say about The Lost Branch:
“An intriguing new angle on a familiar world.”
“A great read!”
“I loved the book and was captivated by the characters and the story. The way you so expertly and effortlessly wove together all the story lines and points of view still has me marveling. Well done!!!”
“The Lost Branch is a compelling, original, engaging story.”
“I enjoyed the experience immensely!”
“Just read it and thank me later.”
Donna Cook is an award-winning author and freelance book editor. Her epic fantasy adventure, Gift of the Phoenix, has won numerous awards, including 1st Place Fantasy in the North American Book Awards and Kindle Book Review Book of the Year Award Semifinalist. She’s an Arizona native transplanted to Boise, Idaho, where she is delighting in the change of scenery. When she’s not writing her next novel, she spends her time chasing the kids, exploring delicious eateries, and dancing with her talented husband (Salsa, baby!). She also makes a mean Navajo taco.
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