‘Ashes,’ the debut novel from Lauralana Dunne, is available for digital preorder now! Signed physical copies can be preordered using the link below! Signed copies will be sent directly to Dunne following social distancing rules, signed, and then delivered either by hand (again, following distancing rules and only in the St. John’s metro area) or via mail.
Get your copy of Ashes, signed at personalized by the author, Lauralana Dunne! Shipping & delivery included.
When fifteen-year-old Phoenix loses her caregiver, everyone that she has ever known inexplicably turn their backs on her. Given the impossible burden of repaying an unknown debt, Phoenix sets out on her own with her trusty donkey, Muler, as her only companion.
However, the roads are not safe, and Phoenix finds herself navigating the unfamiliar terrain of the Darkened Wood, scrambling to escape the unseen creatures that have designated her as their prey. A chance encounter with Malcourt, a mysterious traveller, not only saves her life, but sets it on a trajectory that she would have never thought possible.
Buoyed by the support of her newfound friends, she settles into life at Castle Angor and attempts to carve a place for herself. The unexpected discovery of Rorin, a gargoyle spy, has her agreeing to the incredible task of protecting King Benedict, and keeping the kingdom of Angoria safe. As suspicions grow within the castle walls, so do Phoenix’s mysterious gifts, and so does her resolve. In a race against time, Phoenix must learn to control her Power and stop a deadly threat, or risk losing everything – and everyone – she has come to hold dear.
“Dunne breathes life into a world of magic and lore that will draw the reader in right up to the epic conclusion. Ashes is a heroic tale not to be missed.”
Amanda Labonté, bestselling author of Call of the Sea
“Lauralana Dunne weaves magic in her debut novel. A tale of adversity and finding one’s place in the world, Dunne is pitch perfect in her first novel.”
Jon Dobbin, author of The Broken Spire
“Lauralana Dunne astonishes in what is possibly the greatest debut novel of the past decade. An amazingly intricate world blended seamlessly with character, heart, and theme.”
Matthew LeDrew, author of Coral Beach Casefiles