Lyla has long believed that Roger and Lady Starla belong together even though Roger insists that Starla is above his station. When handsome and noble Perry Goodhaven shows up and wins the lady’s affection, it seems at quick glance a more fitting match.
Soon after Perry’s arrival, Roger and other servants close to Lady Starla notice a change. She sleeps a lot more than usual, is lethargic when she is awake, and defers important decision-making to Perry.
With Roger incarcerated over false accusations of treason, it is up to Jaycee, aka Lyla Stormbringer, to clear Roger’s name and uncover the truth about the man positioning himself to rule Mallory with an iron fist.
About the Author
Mary has been making up stories, and creating her own endings for other people's stories, for as long as she can remember. After ten years, she decided that making things up was far more satisfying than writing software manuals, and took the jump into fiction. She writes the HERO'S SWORD middle-grade fantasy series as M.E. Sutton and finds a lot of inspiration in the lives of her own kids. A lifelong mystery fan, she also writes crime fiction, including THE LAUREL HIGHLANDS MYSTERIES, under the pen name Liz Milliron. Her short fiction has been published at Uppagus.com, Mystericale.com, and in LUCKY CHARMS: 12 CRIME TALES (December 2013). Like her LAUREL HIGHLANDS characters, Mary lives in Southwestern PA (but, unfortunately, she doesn't have a dog). She is a member of Sisters in Crime. Visit her on the web at http://marysuttonauthor.com and follow her on Twitter (@mary_sutton73).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 unicorns - I loved it!! - A fun adventure that is a great family read!!! ** Received ebook in exchange for an honest review The cover is mysterious and full of treachery with a video game style that will attract the middle grade students :) such fun!!! This series is always full of puzzle solving for 8th grader Jaycee, and she is brave, tenacious, and a great model of how to persevere for kids. I love how M.E. mixes real world with the video game world which makes it appeal to today’s kids. This is a great series for middle grade kids especially if they are reluctant readers. I think if the adults in kids life read it with them, the kids would be overjoyed at both the time and not having to read by themselves. I also love how she shows what it means to be loyal, have integrity, and honor. In a world filled with daily doses of bad news and examples of how not to behave, kids need to see how people should behave. I highly recommend this series to fantasy-gamers of all ages :) but especially to families to read together :)