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The Fire and the Light
Book One of The Souls of Aredyrah Series

                    
    Fear is a great motivator
                 Fear of the truth can be even greater.

In the world of Aredyrah, things are not what they seem. An ancient Purge has plunged the island into darkness, isolating its cultures by superstition and fear. Dayn lives in the northernmost region of Kirador and know nothing of the great city-state of Tearia far to the south. All he knows is this—the Kiradyns are the only survivors of a god’s fiery wrath, and he looks nothing like them. Meanwhile Ruairi, a prince destined for greatness, resents his Tearian obligations, longing for a life he can never hope to have. But when tragedy takes his beauty as well as his name, he finds himself exiled by the very beliefs he once held dear. Both boys long for acceptance in societies that cling to religious ideals, but when fate throws them together, Dayn and Ruairi discover some unwelcome truths: not only are they bound by blood and prophecy, but the teaching they have been raised on are nothing more than lies. Will they reveal what they have learned, risking their lives and the security of those they love? Or will they keep silent, denying their destinies and the future enlightenment of their world?

Paperback List Price: $12.49
5.25" x 8" (13.335 x 20.32 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
392 pages
Ruadora Publishing
ISBN-13: 978-0977887521
ISBN-10: 0977887529
BISAC: Fiction / Fantasy / Epic

Kindle Edition ISBN: 978-1-61789-755-9

Smashwords e-book ISBN: 978-1-4660-1401-5

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to the Aredyrians

Author: Tracy A. Akers
Publisher: Ruadora Publishing
Cover design: Annah Hutchings
                                        

The Fire and the Light:

Bronze Medal Winner, Young Adult Literature
Florida Book Awards 2006

Honorable Mention, Young Adult Fiction
ForeWord Magazine
Book of the Year Awards 2006

Runner Up, Teenage Category,
New York Book Festival Awards 2006

Finalist, Young Adult Fiction and Literature
USA BookNews, Best Books 2006

1st Place, Young Adult Fiction,
Eric Hoffer Awards 2007

Editor’s Choice Award Winner
Allbook Reviews
Young Adult Fiction 2007

Honorable Mention, Middle-school / YA,
Writers Digest International SP Book Awards 2007

Finalist, Young Adult Fiction,
Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards

Finalist, Fantasy and Science Fiction,
Indie Excellence 2007 Book Awards

Character illustration by Annah Wootten-Pinéles

© Tracy A. Akers, 2006

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