The Earthspark by Vanessa Thurgood
The elements are waking. The primordial Guardians stir. Evil lurks in the shadows, waiting for the one person who can set it free.
Nienna’s ancestors labeled the Earthspark, and everything associated with it, as black magic. After she lands in the heart of an extinct lava chute, she discovers the fabled power is real. And that she’s the first one in over a thousand years to possess the cursed gift.
As her ill-fated power grows, the number of dark creatures bent on using her power increases. If that weren’t bad enough, the Guardians have reappeared, and the elements are on the move. Nienna must choose to embrace the Earthspark or live the rest of her life like a hunted animal.
However, accepting the Earthspark means her family’s greatest enemy may be her only ally in the fight against the rising evil of the Fire Witch. With her choice in the balance, the fate of her people rests on the untried shoulders of Tellidus’s second-born and the infamous Guardian of Earth.
THE EARTHSPARK is the first novel in the Comstock Chronicles, a clean Young Adult epic fantasy that will take you on a journey of elemental magic, love, honor, and family. This book is for readers who love fantasy adventure, self-discovery, and a slow-burn romance.
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I’m going to be honest, I didn’t go to college to write, but my teachers always told me I was good at it. I even had one professor ask me to sign one of my homework assignments because he thought it was so well written. However, I chose to go into Agricultural Business and advertising. NOT writing.
Flash forward several years, and I find myself penning out the worst rough draft of what was to become “The Earthspark” in the dead of night. All because of a dream I’d just had. But again, I put it aside. Until I found myself a mom wanting to listen to a good book but couldn’t find anything appropriate to listen to with kids in the room.
At this time, I pulled out that handwritten draft of my book and decided that if I couldn’t find a clean book to read for adults, I was going to write one. So I did, and now I can’t stop.
Today, you may find me out exploring the rugged landscape that makes up my home and the worlds I create. Or I may be sitting in front of my fireplace enjoying a slice of hot fresh bread and homemade jam while reading the next book on my TO-BE-READ list.