"Mira O'Neill has no idea who she is, let alone what it means to be a hero; but she is about to find out. When she encounters unearthly creatures, inexplicable events and eerie voices calling her 'The Delaney,' everything changes. Along with her brash neighbor, Caleb Coen, she finds a calling to help rescue Banba, a land ravaged by war and suffering from an ancient evil. Banba relies on the unique strengths that these two lonely young people never knew they had. In their own world, they feel like misfits; in this new world, they hold answers to problems even kings, seers and warriors cannot solve without them. On their harrowing journey, they find the strongest magic comes not from the casting of a spell, but from the truth of who you are. This story of hope, free will and sacrifice is imbued with elements of Celtic legend and lore, enriched with allusions to Shakespeare's The Tempest, and rooted in the mythopoeic tradition."
|Publisher:||Sheeran Press, Inc.|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.78(d)|
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Much like the main characters in the story, when you first start reading "The Delaney: Journey to Banba" you really don't know what to expect. The story starts out innocuously enough, with a young girl being dropped off at her new home. In a preview of what is to come, Ms. Moseley uses her poetically inspired prose to bring excitement and a sense of foreboding to what seems like a simple event. And what follows is even better! This story will appeal to anyone who enjoys stories of far off lands of magic and wonder where anything can happen! Written in flowing prose that hints at the author's background as a poet, this story has something to offer readers of all ages. On the surface, it is the tale of a young girl and her new friend being whisked away on an exciting adventure and discovering that all (including their own identities) is not always as it seems. Like most great works of fantasy, there is more to it than that. Although some might view it differently, I think “The Delaney: Journey to Banba” is about meeting and overcoming the challenges that life inevitably throws at you. The tale is intelligently used as a vehicle to explore the profound inner struggles that almost every person goes through at some point in their life. The struggles of the characters echo our own, filled with moments both light and dark. There are moments of despair and hope, dread and humor. In the end, it is a thoroughly enjoyable and uplifting novel that may just help readers a tiny bit when dealing with their own challenges. Enjoyable and appropriate for readers of all ages, I highly recommend “The Delaney: Journey to Banba.”