The Falling of the Moon

Moonfall Mayhem Book 1

A.E. Decker

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In the gloomy mountains of Shadowvale, Ascot Abberdorf is expected to marry a lugubrious Count and settle down to a quiet life terrorizing the villagers. Instead, armed with a book of fairy tales, her faithful bat-winged cat, and whatever silverware she can pinch, Ascot heads east, to the mysterious Daylands, where her book promises she can find True Love and Happily Ever After, if she only follows her heart.   Determined to win the hand of Prince Parvanel, Ascot storms the Kingdom of Albright. With the book's guidance, she's confident she'll overcome any obstacles the imperious Queen Bettina Anna throws in her way, be they witches, evil stepmothers, or Big Bad Wolves.   Unfortunately, the book doesn't cover reluctant princes, wolves who read Dostoyevsky instead of blowing down houses, or a guild of Godmothers whose motivations may not be as pure as three drops of blood on a sweep of snow. Most annoying of all is the captain of the guard who swears he'll see the moon fall before she weds Prince Parvanel.   There are stories . . . and then there are stories, and if this parade of shifty shenanigans continues, Ascot might have to rewrite her own tale lest she end most Unhappily Ever After!
  • Elements: 
    • animals (supernatural or fantastic)
    • fantastic beings
    • kingdom (s)
    • legendary creature(s)
    • magical object(s)
    • magic in any form
    • princess (es)
    • scary creature (s)
    • witch (es)
  • Themes:
    • conflict with authority
    • coming of age
    • deceit
    • facing the unknown
    • friendship
    • girl power
    • greed
    • journey
    • rebellion
    • starting over
  • Violence or battles: not important to the plot. Light
  • Romance: some flirting Couple(s) are male-female
  • Sex or intimacy: Not present
  • Cursing: None
  • Humor: moderate or high amount
  • Characters:
    • Main protagonist is female
    • Balanced gender division in important characters
    • Protagonist's ethnicity or ancestry is Fantastic Race
  • Author: A.E. Decker
    • http://www.wordsmeetworld.com/
    • A. E. Decker hails from Pennsylvania. A former doll-maker and ESL tutor, she earned a master's degree in history, where she developed a love of turning old stories upside-down to see what fell out of them. This led in turn to the writing of her YA novel, The Falling of the Moon. A graduate of Odyssey 2011, her short fiction has appeared in such venues as Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Fireside Magazine, and in World Weaver Press's own Specter Spectacular. Like all writers, she is owned by three cats. Come visit her, her cats, and her fur Daleks at wordsmeetworld.com.

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