Carol Oates has never been one to remain still for long. After her parents' mad dash to the hospital through the empty city streets of Dublin, Ireland, Carol made her debut into the world in the early hours of Christmas morning. Since then her pace has not slowed down in the least. Carol was introduced to the world of supernatural books when, as a child, her family moved to a coastal suburb on the northern border of Dublin known as Clontarf, famous as the birthplace of Bram Stoker, the prolific author responsible for breathing life into the legendary story Dracula. This stirred in Carol an early passion for reading about all things supernatural. Combine that passion with a deep interest in the history and folklore of Ireland, as well as an active and vivid imagination, and Carol Oates the author was born. Carol's love of writing about anything not entirely "human" emerged, and the premise for her debut novel, Shades of Atlantis, was born.
The Summer Princeby Carol Oates
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On the eve of her sixteenth birthday, Niamh sneaks out to attend the festival of Beltaine. Not long into the celebration she encounters a mysterious young man. When Niamh has to choose between running deeper into a dark forest with a supernatural creature that shouldn't exist or facing an unknown threat chasing her, Niamh discovers she will have to rethink everything she knows about the Fae.
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What a wonderful story. I liked it very much. Thanks for such a great read. J..... :)
The Summer Prince is a short story by Carol Oates. Her lyrical writing sets the scene of the Beltaine celebration in a small Irish town years ago. Niamh is a 15 year-old sneaking around a party meant only for those 16 and older. A handsome stranger, a friend's unexpected cruelty, and the folklore of the Fae evoke a mysterious and satisfying YA romance in this story.