The Queen of Moon and Shadow, book 1 of The Call of the Fae series
Birdie and Goose live in a school for girls with behavioral problems. Birdie was sent there after her father and younger sister died. Goose keeps her past to herself. Birdie has nightmares of her dead sister and keeps mostly to herself at the school. Goose is the only one she considers a friend. Birdie sneaks out one night and finds a cemetery in the forest, and discovers a fairy and living teddy bear having a picnic. Suddenly attacked by evil Unseelie Fairies, Birdie destroys them in a fit of rage with magic that had lain dormant in her world, a power triggered by all the anger and resentment that has built up since her father and sister died. Both girls are taken to the Moon Queen, Isadora, who is intrigued by Birdie's powers. This leads to a number of quests, conspiracies, and battles. As Birdie grows in her abilities and rises through the ranks of this new world, Goose finds herself a Worm in the library, discovering powers all her own. The tumultuous paths the girls take lead to a great battle at the very doorstep of Queen Isadora's palace, and the outcome changes the lives of all the fae forever. Also featuring MASTER OF ILLUSION, a second short story, JH Fleming’s THE QUEEN OF MOON AND SHADOW promises excitement, intrigue, and magic in every page.
The first chapter of this book was published in the anthology A Chimerical World: Tales of the Seelie Court under the title "Birdie's Life at the School for Distressed Young Ladies."
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This book also includes the short story, "Master of Illusion," which was originally published in the anthology Poker Pulp by Pro Se Productions.