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Beyond the Forest

Beyond the Forest

Lana’s gemstone powers draw her into a world full of enchanted creatures and unexpected dangers.


“A bright fantasy for readers who are tired of exaggerated violence and slippery morals.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Lana can draw arcane powers from gemstones. When she started reading the folklore, it sounded farfetched. She should have closed the books right then and walked away. Special abilities are nothing but trouble. Someone always wants you to do something impossible. Or dangerous. Usually both. Like going through a portal to save an oppressed race in another world. In this case, gnomes, whose ruler happens to be a gem master with unimaginable powers.

Lana decides an exploratory mission seems harmless. She can visit the other world and come up with a plan. Who knew there would be flying serpents, mutant insects, and goblin-like mutant gnomes? Or that she’d end up in a dungeon while the queen decides whether to kill her or turn her into an enchanted creature? The gem master hopes to rule Lana’s world next and has already put plans in motion. Lana is determined to escape from the dungeon, but then what? She has two potential allies with gem powers, and she’s afraid of both. But with two worlds in danger, and time running out, she may have to trust them.

From the Author:
This is a standalone novel without loose ends or a cliffhanger ending but the resolution opens the door for further adventures in book 2, Shadowglade. Book 3, Runes and Relics, concludes this series, however, a spinoff series with gnome main characters will follow in 2018. Also available in Kindle Unlimited.

About the Author:
Kay L. Ling began writing fiction at an early age. In grade school, her stories evidenced a sense of wonder and love of adventure. In one, mythical creatures lived and traveled inside a rainbow, and in another, a bored sixth-grader turned her teacher into a maroon sofa and then teleported herself to London.

As she grew up, Kay never lost her ability to imagine strange and wondrous peoples and places, and now she would like to share her unique fantasy adventures with others.

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Beyond the Forest


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