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Albion Imperilled
Ruth Thomas
Available from www.newfantasyfiction-books.com Albion Imperilled is a compelling new fantasy fiction concerning four children who stumble upon the threshold to a magical domain - Narnia with a difference! The opening chapters are set in the present day and the “children” are all now fully-grown and middle-aged. As a “fairy-tale for grownups” the book may be read on two levels, either as an imaginative fantasy or as a satirical commentary on contemporary Britain with all its social and political tensions, and can be enjoyed equally by adults or older children. Curiously old-fashioned and deliciously politically incorrect, the action shifts between Britain in the 1950s where the children are at boarding school and the year 2000. Their entry to the enchanted forest of Albion is effected by magical portals (mainly trees, which are central to the story) and key threshold sites. This is fantasy fiction at its best – a thrilling adventure story with well-rounded characters and plenty of nail-biting suspense involving midnight flights in a winged chariot, abductions and espionage, secret tunnels, and ancient tree magic: Dwelling within the forest itself is an ancient elemental magic, which comes to the fore one night of the year when the trees are able to move of their own accord known as the Festival of the Trees or arboreal awakening and invoke the mighty power of the forest…

The ebook is now available at www.newfantasyfiction-books.com together with further information, including a full synopsis, a fascinating conversation with the author and sample excerpts where the reader can “peek inside”.
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