The Empire of the Stars
Aspect, Nov 2004, 13.95, 392 pp.
Ailia lived on Mera for seventeen years, never realizing that her mother took her from her home planet Arainia to escape enemies who would kill her before she fulfilled her destiny. Before she left for her home planet, she thwarted Mandrake, a shapeshifting dragon and took the Star Stone with her. Most of the Arainia populace sees her as the Tryna Lia, who is fated to rid the worlds of the Celest... The Hidden World
Maeve, a 15 year-old girl is disgruntled and depressed when she is sent for the summer to her aunt's house in Newfoundland while her parents try to work out problems in their marriage and careers, mostly caused by her rebellious older brother. After a while though she warms up to Newfoundland's rustic charms and starts to feel a certain connection to her favourite grandmother, now dead. Maeve's grandmother turns out to be the author of a book about the s...