Noxellia, a mystical land where good is the best magic and where pure goodness is not too good to be true...
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The prodigious stone castle overlooks a prominent countryside of the kingdom known as Noxellia, where days are filled with the blissful sunshine kissing the gentle rolling hills yonder, while impish winds playfully tease women's hair as trees whistle tunes of joy. It is certainly a scene of exquisite tranquility--or so it seems.
Thousands of people of all ranks and ages flood into King Fulacian's castle for charming Princess Sophia's seventeenth birthday. Dancing, music, and feasting of all varieties of dishes are the main menu of the day. But the tranquil celebration is quickly upset when the princess receives the warning from her special friend, an old prophesier by the name of Dawn: "Terror and adventure you shall face on your wedding day." Dawn then bestows two magical gifts upon her: a white dove and a multicolored ring of rhinestones. How can a dove and a ring possibly help her? Little does she know that these presents will be of so much help as daring quests are conquered, and the importance of life is taught and cherished more so in each tale.
Warning: This book is not for you if you cannot appreciate the art of pure sweetness
Trade paperback (6" x 9"), 207 pages
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"I love the vision of Shangri-la in Shirley Cheng's book. I was enchanted by the descriptions of intriguing settings throughout, and I like how some of the rich details get wrapped around the dramatic moments. Each has a compelling lesson to which readers are drawn. It gives a good overall message - the power of a daring heart, magic and goodness defeating evil," commented Lin Fong-O'Neill, author of Mommy,Why? a book teaching children the beauty of diversity.
"Daring Quests of Mystics by Shirley Cheng is a fun adventurous read for all ages. This is a fascinating book of short stories, each with a moral. I would
recommend this book for all ages, I have passed it on to my teenage son to read, because the fun, magical story is also teaching while entertaining. Something
that is hard to find. I look forward to the next book by this author," wrote writer, publisher, consultant Michelle Dunn.
"Daring Quests of Mystics is a charming collection of short stories that is filled with quaint, old-world imagery and poetic visualization. Author Shirley
Cheng has captured the hearts of youngsters who still beg for the fairy tale filled with Princesses, Kings and imminent danger.
"Follow Princess Sophia as she foils evil plots with the help of the magical gifts given to her by Dawn, a soothsayer and wise woman. Learn the lessons of
betrayal and forgiveness, deception and honesty, loss and love. Daring Quests of Mystics may remind the reader of Aesop's fables-short tales that touch
upon the importance of morals.
"Daring Quests of Mystics is a fantastic fantasy for the young…or the young-at-heart!" commented award-winning author Cheryl Kaye Tardif.
About the Author
Shirley Cheng (b. 1983), a blind and physically disabled award-winning author (with twenty-one awards, including nine Parent to Parent Adding Wisdom Awards), motivational speaker, self-empowerment expert, poet, author of nine books, contributor to nineteen, and a parental rights advocate, has had severe juvenile rheumatoid arthritis since infancy. Owing to years of hospitalization, she received no education until age eleven. However, after only about 180 days of special education in elementary school, she mastered grade level in all areas and entered a regular sixth grade class in middle school. Unfortunately, Shirley lost her eyesight at the age of seventeen. After a successful eye surgery, she hopes to earn multiple science doctorates from Harvard University.
Shirley is available for interviews, speaking engagements, book signings, and inspirational events.
(A media kit and photos are available on request both electronically and by post.)