rikki Shackelford Takes Readers to 'The Land at the Edge of Things'

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New fiction book highlights value of family, faith, power of love

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Coming from a family with a rich tradition of storytelling, author rikki Shackelford pens “The Land at the Edge of Things” (published by Xlibris). This book follows the fictional story of a brother and sister who learned the secrets of a magical world from the fireflies they were trying to catch.

In the Land at the Edge of Things, there is a deep magical forest with tall trees and trails hidden by thick black shadows. Since the beginning, the unicorns have been responsible for keeping the secrets, the legends, the myths and the magic beyond the grasp of humans. The secret paths have been protected until an outsider came.

In a fun and exciting approach, the author introduces young readers to the themes of family, ethics and sacrifice using an icon they can identify with as a hero. The book allows readers to find themselves in one character or situation, and invites the audience to be a part of the story.

An excerpt from “The Land at the Edge of Things”:
“But I thought Shacka said, and I quote, ‘humans will never feel the touch of magic’ after the man led the unicorns away.”
“She said it would be hard, not impossible. As long as there is love and faith left in the world, there will still be magic.” Just as the lightning bug finished speaking, there was a sound of a loud whinny.

The Land at the Edge of Things
By rikki Shackelford
Softcover | 8.5 x 11in | 64 pages | ISBN 9781543478808
E-Book | 64 pages | ISBN 9781543478815
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
rikki Shackelford is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the University of Redlands with a degree in creative writing and visual media. He has lived in California for 25 years and worked as a director of environmental schools. He has previously published a book entitled “The Millennial Yax.”

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit xlibris.com or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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