New Fantasy Novel Follows Four Teens with Superpowers

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Author Linda Cole breaks through initial doubts to write powerful debut novel

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Each have their own set of problems to figure out before leaving earth

AMHERST, Nova Scotia – Author Linda Cole has long understood the power of a story. Now with the release of her new novel,“Guardians: The Power of Four” (published by iUniverse), she is teaching readers everywhere the power of their own stories.

When Cole describes the genesis of her heroic fantasy novel that follows four teens with unusual powers, the listener soon becomes aware that this powerful tale almost didn’t get written.

“I have always wanted to write this story,” remembers Cole. “It has been inside of me for as long as I can remember. It wasn’t until I tried to be a Mary Kay consultant that I realized I had to be the one to make my dreams come true. Someday wouldn’t happen unless I made it happen. Ten months later ‘Guardians: The Power of Four’ was finished, and I was working on the sequel, ‘The Prophecy Fulfilled.’”

“Guardians” takes place in the small city of Springfield and profiles the broken lives of four teens: Keyla, Kittana, Reace and Arron. Each possesses a special gift – impossible, seemingly supernatural powers. Each is marked with a symbol of the power they wield, and each is dealing with his or her own set of personal and family problems.

As their friendship grows, their high school lives fall apart, forcing them to face the truth that they do indeed have a destiny. They are Guardians. Encouraged to leave this world and travel to Taysia, the land of balance, they are attacked by unseen forces.

“Guardians” is a classic good versus evil story and the characters are relatable.

“Although they have amazing powers and travel to fantastical worlds the four main characters are rooted in realism,” says Cole. “Each have their own set of problems to figure out before leaving earth. Problems that affect a great number of our young people today: peer pressure, poverty, abuse, sexual exploitation and neglect. They bond together in friendship learning about love, trust, standing up for what they believe in and hope for the future.”

While geared towards teens and young adults, “Guardians” offers much to readers of all ages. Cole hopes her readers, regardless of age, finishes her book having learned one important lesson: “No matter what problem you face, you are important enough to have a destiny.”

About the Author
Linda Cole thrives in the small town community of Amherst, Nova Scotia.

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