Animals aren’t all what they seem. They know more than we know: the great mysteries, the deep secrets, the grand truths. And of them all, the grandest truth is this:
There is more in our World than we ever dreamed existed.
A Sunset Story launches the award-winning Tails of Ae’tann series, a talking animal fantasy adventure set in the magical and mysterious Ae'tann, the true home of animals, and the world that we live in.
Filled with loveable and quirky characters, epic clashes and dramatic moments, The First Fields introduces Red, Olive and Ollie, three adorable puppies eagerly waiting to be born into the World. When a silly decision leads to tragic and unintended consequences, they are drawn into a mysterious realm filled with wonder and awe, new friends and allies, but also evil, unimaginable to their young minds.
As animal Guardians are pitted against monstrous Shadows, and reluctant heroes are thrown against misguided villains, this first part of A Sunset Story builds on the unbreakable bond between people and animals to create an epic animal adventure that is timeless.
This enjoyable and fast-paced fantasy adventure does not shy from the fact that bad things can, and do, happen to good people. So what do you do when these things happen, how do you react? Do you crumble? Or do you face it with courage, responsibility, and grace under fire? The story explores the sacrifices that we make, whether as adult or child, and is about how if you have love and hope, you can always persevere and triumph. With its layered themes, breath-taking art and awe-inspiring universe, this is a book that both children and adults will love.
So … what happens before animals are born? What happens if and when they die? What if they don't really pass from the world? What if they are around, and have always been around to protect humans and the other animals? And what if all of that was the precursor to the great stories, myths and legends of the world? Read on, and find out!
Tails of Ae'tann: A Sunset Story was a medal winner for Juvenile Fiction at the 2017 IPPY Independent Publisher Awards.