Young Adult Fantasy
As a “Disney child” with a vivid imagination, I loved reading and imagining fantasy at an early age. I love reading fantasy and watching everything Disney, Marvel, DC, etc. I’m interested in everything from aliens to Indigenous legends. My stories are mysteries with magical creatures and heroic characters fighting evil. I hope you will read some of them!
The Latest Book by P.N. Holland
This young adult novel tells the story of a young teenager, Mellissadorha, in her final years of school. She is trying to find her place in society where she doesn’t fit in as she is magical, at odds with her mother and older brother, who are not magical, and her father has left them. She does not get along with her classmates, especially the girls who consider her a freak, attacking her and her only friend, Valerie. Whenever this happens, she responds by using magic which only makes things worse.
One day she is visited by a weird creature who claims to be from a different realm, where he claims her father is. Her curiosity and anger at not knowing her father’s whereabouts end up causing her to take her friend and go to Vahldohr, her father’s world, where she finds herself in the middle of a conflict between white wizards and dark ones. There are dragons, fairy-like creatures, centaurs, witches, and monsters. Magic is everywhere, and she must learn how to use her powers to protect herself and Valerie. Unfortunately, her friend is captured by a dark dragon and taken to the castle of the evil wizard, Rhornatoryll, who wants to rule Vahldohr. Mellissadorha is left trying to find her father, track down her missing friend, and hone her magic in order to survive. Can she do it?
The Vancouver Island Mystery Series
In Book 3 of The Vancouver Island Mystery Series, The E&N Escape, three teens, Sarah, Billy, and Ricky, travel for a soccer match on an old train when two of them disappear at a station. Billy emerges in a desolate snow-covered area where he encounters Azandra, a purple-eyed lady they met earlier on the train. She reveals that he has time-travelled into the future. A lot has happened, including World War III, which left over 6 billion people dead, and a polar shift that resulted in a new ice age.
Billy, Ricky, and Sarah use their magic to try to hunt down and overpower the Magician who has caused the worldwide destruction. The fate of the world and the galaxies depend on them!
In Book 2 of The Vancouver Island Mystery Series, The Lost Boys of Lampson, Billy’s Grade 7 year is not at all what he expected. Lampson School is not the same. It is cold and unwelcoming. Worse than that, there is something weird going on—a dark figure in a window, crows attacking him and his best friend Ricky, a strange girl, Amy, who looks like she belongs in the past, and his nemesis, Andrew is picking a fight with him. It doesn’t seem to matter what he does. The school is out to get him, but why?
It’s not until the dark figure tries to kill him that he realizes he has to solve the mystery of the missing boys to understand why he is a target. With Amy’s help, he might be able to figure it out and stop the evil entity, but with Ricky not wanting to include her and his own self-doubts keeping him from acting, the evil may have already won.
Book 1 of The Vancouver Island Mystery Series is Saxe Point Mystery. During a quiet summer vacation, three children find themselves in the middle of a strange mystery. Their curiosity leads them to discover dangerous characters bent on making millions from stolen artifacts with incredible power. From Victoria, BC, Canada, to the grasslands of Russia, this tale takes the children on a scary adventure.
“The book will take you on a magical journey with Mellissadorha and her friend Valerie, and you will find yourself in this world full of fairy-like creatures. An enjoyable and interesting read.” 5 stars
~ Chris Harris
“Unlike most fantasy stories, E&N Escape by P.N. Holland is a nice harmony between science and witchcraft. On the one hand, we have magic, spells, and wands. On the other hand, we have flying ships, beams, and teleportation devices for daily usage as well as self-defending. The battles are well-described and fast-paced, almost like a movie scene.” ~ Sou Hi
“What an exciting time-traveling novel! This is an excellent book for a young adult and anyone that loves science fiction and adventure. I gave this book to my daughter, and she couldn’t stop telling me how much she liked it. I felt the storyline was original, and it had good twists and turns.” 5 stars ~ Erin