Daroth is at wits end to know how to control a generation of children he believes is out of control. What is a King to do? The rowdiness he can accept, but when it gets too far out of hand he hands over the training of their offspring to Gabriel. The children take to military training like ducks to water, but the mothers soon find they are missing their babies. These are their darlings that are being drilled to fight, morning, noon and night. When are they going to be allowed to play? To be given the chance to be children? Only Daroth can release them from his edict, and he won’t. With Daroth showing signs of being stubborn, the Life Mates decide they are going to help their King reconsider his decision and he soon learns not to underestimate the power of the bond between a mother and her children.
About the Author
I don’t really know what to say about myself. I have been writing books since before I became a teenager. Most are still hidden in the closet. I used to make up my own stories as a child, everyone used to act them out while we were playing outside. As a teenager someone issued me a challenge. I told her that her stories stunk, she told me to do better. My job growing up was to play guardian to my little brother, keep him safe. That meant I ended up getting into more fights than enough – makes sense now that I write about warriors. My family will try to tell you that I’m not innocent, I have a personality that keeps them on their toes. Over my lifetime and theirs I have earn several nicknames – The Godmother, The Evil Christmas Elf (comes from making my nieces wrap their own Christmas presents), Mistress of Ambush. My favorite response to them when they try to get me into trouble is just to look at them with a wide doe eyed expression and say “Moi?????” I have a seal point Siamese cat named Snoop, named after my favorite cartoon character and hobby. I have a “healthy” but small collection of Snoopy memorabilia. He is a character alright; never met a cat who can talk back like he does. He expects daily dosages of adoration on his schedule when he wants it – not when it’s convenient for me and he HATES snow. I come from a very large family (mostly brothers) and I could outrun the whole works of them (I’m the shortest!). It was called survival. This book has been in the making for a long time now. Over a half a year to write it, about the same amount of time to edit it, and probably about the same amount of time to get the art work and website! I have learned you can’t control the timelines of other people – Murphy likes to step in. So for now I am setting up good luck charms everywhere… didn’t know I had that many stuffed Snoopy’s. *Fingers, legs, toes, eyes and anything else I can crossed*
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Guardians of the Future by M.A. Abraham is a welcome addition to her Elven Chronicles series. I started this novella, knowing it was going to be a fun book to read, and I was not wrong. We get to see most of our original lovable Elves, which is always fun, but the children had a major part of this story, and it was a blast to read. It seemed like I had just started the book, when it was over. This was a fast and perfect book to read, when you just need something to enjoy, with no stress factor at all and just plain fun. M.A. Abraham has an uncanny knack, especially in her fun novellas to do just that. I do have to say, it’s bad enough to have all these kings and their sons (thankfully most were not part of this story), and not know who was who. Well in Guardians of the Future, there are more children then Kings. Lol But surprisingly, I wasn’t confused at all. Having powerful parents, the children, with the oldest being 8 years old, are slowly coming into age where they are learning about their true powers. But they are also children, and children like to have fun. The adults find themselves looking over their shoulder quite often when they are quietly walking. It is too dangerous to be complacent, as the children are always competing and racing around, not caring who is in the way. Daroth has had enough, and orders Gabriel to gather his men and train all the children what discipline is, as well as to respect their elders. A few hundred children are then trained to prepare them how to act like warriors, and learn how to defend themselves. With Daroth being very adamant about this training, it is the women who once again come forth with a plan to lighten up on the children and let them be what they are…children. This was a fun story from start to finish. I enjoyed the games the children played, with the wolves and cats. There was some danger and a near miss mid way that caused us a little worry, though we knew nothing could possibly happen. You will need to read this book to know what I mean. M.A. Abraham has a wonderful imagination. The end was fun, as we watch how these children, when they grow up, are most certainly the Guardians of the Future. Wonderful story!