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“So satisfying that it should be devoured slowly, lest the pleasure end too soon. . . . An engrossing saga packed with insight and adventure but, most of all, grounded firmly in the earth of family ties and nature.”

—D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review


Scarlet Hopewell keeps dreaming about a magical world, a world where winged creatures sculpt with light, where dogs talk, and where Scarlet is the guest of honor at an enchanting party in a castle under the roots of a mighty oak tree.

One day her father brings home an abandoned puppy with eerie blue eyes. Dakota is fun and loving and smart. Actually, he’s really smart—too smart. And a lot too big. News shows start to take an interest, and the Hopewells' lives keep getting a little stranger.

As the beginning of the school year approaches, ominous storms have everyone on edge, and Scarlet’s dreams are becoming darker and more vivid. Her magical dream world has another side—a darker side, with no interest in joyous parties.

When the front door is blown off its hinges one night by three beautiful, sinister, silver-voiced men, Dakota leads the Hopewells in their escape—right into the world of Scarlet’s dreams. 


Scarlet and the Keepers of Light, the first in a four-book teen/young adult fantasy series, has enough complexity and character to entertain an adult but is the kind of classic tale that could be read to a child. It's a story about the power of the word, and the adventure of finding the magic within.


“The world building is superb. . . .  Dwarfs, magical assassins, light-wielding winged people, talking kick-a$$ animals, evil magical princes, and more.” 

—five-star Amazon review


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