Troubador River Baker and the Warriors of Rala

Released: 28/11/2018

ISBN: 9781789015270

eISBN: 9781789012255

Format: Paperback/eBook

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River Baker and the Warriors of Rala


The prospect of a weekend at her grandparents’ house seems painfully boring to eleven-year-old River Baker. Boring, that is, until she finds the key to the forbidden room of her Great Auntie Violet. Rebellious River dares to enter the room, closely followed by her goody-two-shoes twin sister, Kit. But while the girls are exploring, they unwittingly open a portal to the secret world of RALA.  

River and Kit enter RALA at a time of turmoil – a giant called Eleon has stolen a powerful crystal that allows those who possess it to travel between worlds. And when Eleon kidnaps Kit, River must spring into action to save her sister. River seeks help from the Warriors of RALA, who reveal that Great Auntie Violet was a Warrior Princess who had been travelling to RALA before her disappearance fifty-six years ago. 

With the help of the Warriors, River discovers she has a special power and that she too is a Warrior Princess just like her mysterious auntie. All she has to do is learn to trust and believe in herself and she can face the challenges that lie ahead. Will River be successful in her quest to stop Eleon, save RALA and return home?

The publication date for RIVER BAKER AND THE WARRIORS OF RALA is Wednesday 28th November 2018

Launch date in my home of Reading is Sunday 9th December 2018
Open launch between 2-4pm at the Pentahotel in Reading, RG1 7RH

Informal Signing at Waterstones in Reading on Saturday 24th November-3.30pm

Today I am being interviewed on BBC Radio Berkshire at 3pm!

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Mali Baker

I was born in Midsomer Norton, the town where River’s Nana and Grandpa live. I moved when I was very young to the startastic county of Berkshire, where I still live today.

Always a creative I wrote stories and plays from the time I knew how. In my teens I fell in love with singing, dancing and acting and after secondary school I went on to study at the Urdang Academy- leading me to perform in London’s West End and travel the world touring.

In 2012, while in Japan, I decided I was going to write a book. The doors of my imagination opened, and whilst journeying on my own magical path of self-discovery I found the world of RALA. Through River, Kit and the Warriors of RALA I have been able to tell my story and share some of the most valuable lessons I learnt –my favourite being how to TRUST AND BELIEVE IN MYSELF.

My Warrior Mission is to share this message with as many people as I can through my stories and special characters. At the moment I have my hands full being a mummy to my very own Warrior Princess-Ayla Mae Yazdi Mullen- as well as writing the second book in the RIVER BAKER series.


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