Title-Benjamin McTish and the Door Through the Grandfather Tree
Series- Benjamin McTish # 1
By- June M. Pace
Genre- YA Fantasy
One day Benjamin watches from behind the Rhododendron as a mysterious little woman steps out of a taxi in front of the cream colored house with the forest green trim next door, and in one synchronistic moment their eyes lock and a series of visual snippets of unfamiliar events unfold in his mind’s vision. His razor sharp sixth sense allows him the freedom to explore the extrasensory messages coming at him like a derailed freight train.
And when Benjamin finds a peculiar relic of a key in his grandmother’s garden shed, he could never know his world was about to change forever.
There is local legend in the small town of Grandlochcheshire that has been passed down for a 100 years about the mysterious disappearance of the Chickering family, that trails on the coat tails of the equally shocking abduction of the children belonging to the owner of the Skeffington Union Rails. The circumstances that follow this notorious tale enter into the modern world of Benjamin and his two best mates.
Annabel and Mathilda, two sisters who have moved from America, have become more than mere friends to Benjamin, they have all become the three Muskydeers (Mathilda’s mispronounced version of Musketeers, which was a huge laugh and of course it stuck), as they are plunged head first into this curious journey.
In the Gilley Forest they discover that the path they have chosen is inundated with many obstacles as well as intrigue. Alliances are made with the Forest clan of Gnomes and with the aid of the Vila sisters, the three friends take on the test that is the Grandfather Tree. They must stay on the pre ordained Path of Prophecy, whose ancestry comes from the home of the oldest living beings on the planet, the Elves of the Darmon. However, this is no easy task for the Muskydeers as they have the foulest of sorcery hunting their every move, the powerful dark beauty, Tar Vigorn…who will stop at nothing to gain entrance into the Great Tree.
Through the Door and beneath the enchanted Gilley Forest lies the ever magical land of Coranim...a place of insight, thought and possibilities, with wondrous sites and magic galore. Once in Coranim the children make the acquaintance of the greatest Medicine Elder alive, Esmerelda Fet. A most powerful Light Sorceress with a brazen in your face attitude and a thick Irish brogue, who guides the trio on their Path of destiny.
However, dear reader, a path can change in the blink of an eye.
Title-Benjamin McTish and the Wizards of Coranim
Series- Benjamin McTish # 2
By- June M. Pace
Genre- YA Fantasy
Benjamin and his friends find themselves on a ridiculously amazing ride through all that is the World of Coranim.
From the enchanting magical city of Na’Talom and the splendiferous flying contraptions of one, Pips P. Toggleton, inventor slash artist of the extraordinary, to the far off outer edge Steam Powered Metropolis of Pancilet, with the expanse of Aurorus Jungle residing in between. And always close by is their mentor and guide, Esmerelda Fet, the endearing but brash Light Sorceress. Amid the mysteries of the Aurorus Jungle, Benjamin finds himself confronting the most elusive individual yet, an Aboriginal Gnome Wizard known as Locke, who is able to tweak at Benjamin’s psyche every chance he gets.
This journey broadens in scope with the addition of family members who find themselves in the Gilley Forest in search of the missing children. After their shocking encounter with the Dark Queen in her battle of monumental proportions with the Vila, we find Claire and Emmagene traveling with the Elves to their home in the Darmon.
Once in Coranim, the sites and bustling of the Wizard City of Pancilet is an overload to the senses as great devices of transport wheel down the glistening cobblestone roads. Parasols and Top Hats dot the sidewalk strolls of the button gloved shoppers on their way to the nearest Pub for afternoon libations. However, all is not as it seems...nor is it ever, dear reader....there are a few surprises yet in store for you as you delve into the deep waters of Coranim and the ever mysterious story of a family that appears to have some very deep secrets of their own.
Our journey begins exactly where last we left....in a Shoppe, in a magical little city in another dimension and a portrait of a woman....a woman wearing the necklace belonging to a Vila...
Title- Benjamin McTish and the Hidden Caverns of Bristonbel
Series- Benjamin McTish # 3
By- June M. Pace
Genre- YA Fantasy
The McTish family is literally spilling open at the seams with Secrets.
Beginning with Owen and Emmagene, and a long held secret, that will shock the status quo in monumental proportions How will this revelation change the Gilley, and more importantly, how will it affect the Queen if she learns of the 55 year charade?
The Shire Clans are gathering forces for the battle of their lives, with the support of none other than the powerful White Sage, Esmerelda Fet, who may finally have her day with Tar Vigorn. And just how much danger are the Vila in? Can the secret they’ve held for centuries remain in tact?
In Pancilet, Mathilda is given a mysterious directive from an even more mysterious Wizard, that will lead her on a quest of a lifetime…to the Secret Undersea Gnome City of Rendahl. Her new friends grant her insight into some of the oldest secrets in Coranim…any beyond. While her sister, Annabel, accompanied by Pips, have ventured in the opposite direction and gone as far north as possible…north as in up that is… to the top of the Blue Peak Mountains and the Gnome City of Rowen. There they witness some of the most outrageous flying contraptions ever imagined, filling the skies. However, their excitement is short lived, as the toxic gas that has been infiltrating the Javerah has now presented it’s origin. It becomes a full out battle against time and the complete destruction of the magical world beneath the Gilley Forest. Can all the Scientist and Kor clans rectify this calamity, or is Coranim in it’s final days of existence?
Meanwhile, Benjamin learns more about the depth of his magical abilities, as he and Locke cast some spectacular spells. Along with Gwyneth, they travel the beaches to ascertain just how far the deterioration journeys up the coast of the Aurorus. Their search ends when they walk straight into another McTish secret, that has long been held in check. Bursting to the fore front in one of the most climatic scenes yet, mysteries are being revealed…and it all takes place in the Hidden Caverns of Bristonbel.
So many secrets for one small family and their close group of friends. However, there is a clue to one secret that can be revealed to you at this time, dear reader, and that it this…Where there is a will, there is a way, and so it goes to assume, if there is a secret entrance into Coranim, than can it truly be safe when it comes to the devious tenacity of Tar Vigorn? Will the Dark Queen prevail? And who must die in order for her to win?
So let’s pick up where last we left…Owen McTish and the Brownie are heading back to their home in the Gilley Forest, and a plethora of Secrets begins to unravel with the reappearance of a Bucklersman named Baldufore….
About the Author
June lives with her husband, and best friend, Ray..along with their dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and sheep on the horizon (possibly a goose or two as well), in Santa Cruz Ca. Their three adult children (and mates) live respectively in LA, San Francisco, and Santa Cruz.
June works her small farm, that besides the robust tomato concentration and tea garden, includes an orchard, dahlias, roses and her newest addition of a massive bearded iris garden. She is well known for her black and white contemporary paintings of Rock Legends. However, most of her days are spent between the farm and writing...her biggest passion.
This series of work, the McTish characters, are a part of June in every sense of the word. "This work brings a deep sense of joy for me in a very profound way, like nothing else that I do."