Arms of Anu
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An adventurous tween/Young Adult Fantasy (sequel or stand alone) set in a Celtic-style world where magic, danger, and tests of love abound.
LIA yearns for the magic of trees, for freedom from the icy grip of prison, and for the loved ones she believes are lost to her forever. She must find a way out. She must break free not only to save her people, but to break the demon shade's spell now worming its way inside her.
KELVEN hides in the slums of Anu, striving for a way to save his beloved Lia and friend Wynn. A kingdom of tyrants, a raging war, and deceit lurking in every shadow have become his world, but nothing compares to the challenges he faces when darkness takes root inside Lia.
"Pleasure and terror at what she could wreak had roared within her until her muscles were forged into unmoving parts, her eyes burned, and she heard only the voices of the fae chanting for revenge."
"The hypnotic flames flickered before his weary eyes, and his thoughts shifted back to Lia. His heart both sung and wept for her. Brume had transformed her, awakened her magic, and he knew high in the dark castle where she slept, her radiant soul outshone any the realm had ever seen."
"ARMS OF ANU is full of magic, an exciting adventure with rich settings and
characters you'll love." -Dawn Lairamore, Author of IVY'S EVER AFTER, a Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
“Christina Mercer’s mythical realm in ARMS OF ANU is richly evocative of the natural world and echoes with lore and legend that might have been. Heroine Lia forges her own true path, igniting passion, loyalty and plant-magic where she wanders. A fresh, invigorating fantasy that spellbinds to the last enchanting page!” -Julia Park Tracey, Award-Winning Blogger, Journalist and Author