New Competition!

Set your imagination free in a fantastic new competition giving you the chance to win whichever of the Agnil’s Worlds books you haven’t yet read!

In ‘Agnil and the Tree Spirits’ (Book 3), Agnil visits one of the eight original elf worlds which is a beautiful forest world under threat of destruction. What are the other seven worlds like? Could you describe one of them? Send me your description of what you imagine one of the other worlds to be like and the winner will be sent a signed paperback of one of the Agnil’s Worlds books! There are two age categories for entries: Under 10 years and over 10 years, so even adults can enter this one! The closing date is Wednesday the 30th April 2014, so get writing and send your entries to susan@susannavas.com or via the Contact page.

Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb – cover and blurb!

Half-elf, Agnil, is struggling to fit into her human world and runs away from a bully at school. But life is difficult for her elf family too. Badly treated by the Boreans, the elves are stuck in a frozen world where the sun never sets. Can Agnil discover the power within her to save them all?

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Cover for Agnil and The Wizard’s Orb, book 2 of the Agnil’s Worlds series.

Second illustration reveal: Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb

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Cranus lifted his arms like two branches above his head and a flock of small birds appeared from beneath his cloak.

With the cover more or less finished and the book ready for conversion to ebook, we are now very close to release. For today’s illustration reveal I have chosen one of my favourite characters, and I hope he’s one of yours too! I won’t be releasing any more illustrations now until the cover reveal. Enjoy!

First illustration reveal: Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb

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Estil placed a bowl of water on the table and Agnil dipped the dagger into it, wiping away the mud with a cloth. The particles of mud swirled through the water until Agnil could no longer see the bottom of the bowl and the dagger was clean. As she lifted it out, she thought for a moment that she saw Vedron’s frozen face floating on the water. A shiver ran down her spine.

Exciting news! With all the illustrations for Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb complete, it won’t be long before the book will be released. Over the next few days I will reveal one or two more to give you a taste of what’s to come in book 2 of the Agnil’s Worlds series. As with the first book, the illustrations have been hand-drawn by Charlotte Moore.

Library Opening and Book Signing

On Monday 10th February I’ve been invited to open the newly relocated library at Wheatfields Primary School. I have a stack of books which I’ll take along and will sign any that are bought. I’m very excited as I’ve never done anything like this before! I wonder if I’ll have to cut a ribbon? A press release has been sent out along with this photo of the rather colourful library!

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Wheatfields Primary School Library

Book 2 coming!

I’ve been busy beavering away at the keyboard and have written Book 2 of the Agnil’s Worlds series. Called Agnil and the Wizard’s Orb, the manuscript is now with the publisher and Charlotte Moore is once again preparing the illustrations. I will be adding small hints about characters and settings to the web site very soon. It’s a slightly darker tale this time and Agnil will need her thermals on for this world!

I already have the outline for Book 3. Within the next few days, I will be starting on the first chapters so that there can be a preview of it in the back of Book 2. Watch out for further news in the next few weeks!