‘Destiny’s Call’ Launches New Tolkien-Inspired Book Series

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Author Elayne James Says This Young Adult Fantasy Series Features a 12-Year-Old Facing Natural and Supernatural Enemies – and Her Own Fears

Elayne James capitalizes on those prescient years of one’s life – preadolescence – with a young protagonist in “Destiny’s Call,” her first installment of the young adult fantasy series “The LightBridge Legacy” (http://www.lightbridgelegacy.com).

“It’s an extremely impressionable time, with the wonder of childhood firmly established and a dramatic transformation about to take place,” says James, who was fascinated with the young adult fantasy series by J.R.R. Tolkien as a child. “It’s a perfect age for a protagonist on the brink of making a seismic, life-changing discovery.”

Amazon reviewer AdventureLover, writes, “If you like the Harry Potter series you will like the LightBridge series. The story of Ani keeps you on the edge of your seat. It is an exciting adventure and I can’t wait for the next book.”

In the first book of the young adult fantasy series, “Destiny’s Call” Ani Jasper, a precocious only-child born under mysterious circumstances, learns just before her 12th birthday that she has been chosen by a race of ancients to inherit the most powerful magical object in the world. Though she resists her fate, an unexpected move to New York City challenges her courage and resilience as she encounters both natural and supernatural enemies.

When her anthropologist mother goes missing on expedition in the Amazon jungle, Ani sees her mother's imminent death in a "future memory" but fails to convince her father that the danger is real and time is running out. Now Ani must embrace her magical destiny if she is to save her mother, her friends and herself from the dark forces determined to possess the LightBridge and corrupt its power.

“ … The characters are developed well and make you want to get to know them better, as I found myself rooting for the main character, Ani, while she discovered her secret powers and learned of distant people and lands,” writes Amazon reviewer Social Wine Girl.

“The writing style is easy to follow and gives the reader a sense of being right there as Ani learns she is not just an ordinary human. We all have fears, as does Ani – but when you watch someone face their insecurities and fight for what is right, you can't help but to cheer them on. With a wild cast of characters, many lessons to be learned, and twists and turns galore – this book will keep you reading and not wanting it to end.”

About Elayne James

Elayne James started her writing career at age 11, after reading “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien, which inspired her to begin work on her first novel. In addition to being a lifelong writer, she has been a recording artist, a Hollywood sound effects editor, a successfull playwright, a theatrical lighting designer, a graphic artist and a professional photographer. She lives by the Pacific Ocean in Southern California.

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