As her journey continues, Sadie boards a ship guided by a pirate called Half Moon. He leads her through treacherous waters and tells her stories of how the map to Revelathia came to be. With his help, Sadie finds the key to a treasure chest that contains treasures beyond jewels, but soon after she is swept away by fierce tides to a fairy-tale island with a mysterious angel. Once Sadie returns to the ship, she is reunited with the orphans who escaped the clutches of Princess Faegeria, but when they hit rough storms, she falls off, plunging for miles until she lands in...Muddlewoods. ...Or at least she thinks it’s Muddlewoods. Some things seem a bit different, but some things haven’t changed at all. Soon enough, Sadie wants an escape from Muddlewoods, but also from her childhood and from her life. Relying on her willow tree once more for help, can Sadie outlast death and disappointment long enough to get to the Promised Land?This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie. Praise for The Sugarspear Chronicles: “This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mikemovies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book.” — A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series
About the Author
Nicole Arlyn is a writer and an actress born in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked in films such as Clay Pigeons, opposite Joaquin Phoenix; The Wedding Planner; and Brooklyn Bound, among many others. She has performed, written and directed theatre productions in New York, Los Angeles, and Europe. She has also read her poems in many poetry lounges in Europe and America and is a song lyricist for musicians.
After living in Rome, Italy, for the past several years, Nicole has returned to New York City where she lives with her husband and son. She is at work on more novels.