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Rebellious Warrior

Port Orford, OR (PRWeb) July 2, 2007 — A rebellious young warrior and her renegade male companions are charged with the enormous task of confronting a hidden, ancient evil that threatens the fate of their home in Jayel Gibson’s young adult fantasy novel, “The Wrekening” (ISBN 978-1933538303, Synergy Books, 2006).

The second novel in Gibson’s “Ancient Mirrors” series, “The Wrekening” transports readers back to the magical kingdom of Ædracmoræ–home to dragons, men, magic and machines — where Yávië reigns as the Dragon Queen. The Queen’s estranged niece, Cwen, is a rebellious, confident and stubborn young warrior–the prefect candidate for a quest to save Ædracmoræ from unspeakable evil.
When the Dragon Queen and her Guardians discover the lost Wreken wyrm shards will awaken an ancient evil lying deep beneath the earth, they turn to Cwen to recover the missing shards before they fall into the wrong
hands. Male companions, Caen, Talin and Brengven the Feie wizard join Cwen on her perilous journey that tests both strength and honor.

“The Wrekening” also presents a bit of a love triangle for young Cwen, who is endlessly pursued by Caen, a thief by trade, and Klaed, a diplomat’s son. Cwen, however, has little faith in romance and refuses to submit to any man. Not until the fourth “Ancient Mirrors” book, “Quondam,” will readers find out whom Cwen ultimately chooses.

Gibson skillfully creates a heroic multi-dimensional character with Cwen, to whom teenage girls in particular, will easily relate. Though her outward demeanor is incredibly assertive and self-confident, Cwen is also a daughter in search of her parent’s love and approval. Prepared to fight for honor and justice, Cwen is much like a medieval knight, with a womanly twist. As battle-hardened as she is, Cwen also shows incredible compassion for the defenseless and can navigate Ædracmoræn society as a civilized lady with ease.
Readers familiar with the “Ancient Mirrors” series will recognize Yávië and the Guardians Nall and Näeré, Cwen’s parents, from “Dragon Queen,” but new readers will be able to easily enjoy “The Wrekening” without reading “Dragon Queen” first. With positive, strong-willed characters driving the plot, “The Wrekening” will carry young readers to a fantasy world filled with faeries, dragons, warriors and magic for a thoroughly entertaining summer read.

“The Wrekening” (ISBN 978-1933538303, Synergy Books, 2006) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit www.jayelgibson.com.

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