Salisbury author Francesca Tyer releases third young adult fantasy novel

AUTHOR Francesca Tyer has recently launched her third young adult fantasy novel, The Earthstone.

It is the penultimate instalment of The Elemental Prophesy series and follows on from Francesca’s first two novels, The Firestone (2020) and The Seastone (2021), all published by Authors Reach Ltd.

“To have three novels out in the world is incredible,” says Francesca. “It’s wonderful being able to share my passion with others.”

The Earthstone builds on the plots of The Firestone and The Seastone and the stakes are high as the characters embark on their most dangerous adventure yet.

Speaking about the series, Francesca says: “The series follows James Fynch, a 14-year old boy who, after coming into possession of an ancient clock, finds himself transported to a magical, parallel world.

“In this world, he becomes bound to a quest to find four mythical crystals which, when combined, have the power to defeat the rising darkness.”

Blending myth, magic and technology, The Elemental Prophesy is certainly a series for our times. Francesca’s command of language and her ability to maintain pace makes her novels truly captivating.

In a review of The Firestone, Dr Who Online said: “To think this is Tyer’s first novel is mind-blowing – for this is the work of a seasoned writer whose attention to detail, character development and world-building, galvanises her as a most accomplished author.”

All three books are suitable for readers aged 8+ and can be purchased online and from a range of bookshops. The Firestone is also available as an audiobook read by British actor and award-winning author, Clive Mantle.

The Earthstone launched officially on 27 June but Francesca will be signing at various venues throughout the summer, including the Frome Independent Publishers Fair on 8 July – where she will also be talking about her new business the Untold Stories Academy – and Octavia’s acclaimed independent bookshop in Cirencester on 22 July.

Local dates will be announced on Francesca’s website soon.;

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