The healer, the gatekeeper, the magician, the dragon-shifter, and the fairy who can harvest magic.
Combining their power is the only way to guard the Dragon Scepter and protect the world from the evil dragon locked inside. But the barrier between the magic and human worlds is weakening.
They must restore the balance before it collapses.
With a deadly red cap assassin after the scepter, their lives and their worlds are all in danger.
"Mary Karlik, is truly a hidden gem of a writer.” – I Am the Bookworm
Mary Karlik has always been a dreamer. When she was a teen, she read The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe, and then sat in every wardrobe in her Nanna' home, trying to open the door to Narnia. She didn't find it, but she did discover her voice as an author: one filled with her young adult self, and grounded in her roots as a Texan and her Scottish heritage, nourished by obscure Scottish folklore.
You can find her Texas roots in her YA contemporary romance Hickville series, which has been described as "100% solid storytelling," and begins with Welcome to Hickville High, a "lovely story about growing up."
She digs deep into her Scottish roots - there is magic there, she just knows it - for the forthcoming YA epic ... (more)