On the mysterious Seaward Isle, a four-year-old girl named Alex — daughter of a Count — escapes a wizard’s attack on her father’s fortress with the help of two men who take her to her brother in the village of Nyla.
In Joni Parker‘s book “The Black Elf of Seaward Isle” Alex winds up disguised as a boy, in order to safely stay at the Sword Academy with her brother. Soon Alex learns of the death of her parents and vows revenge on the wizard who killed them.
But many challenges lie ahead for Alex. She is given to adoptive parents by the headmistress of the Sword Academy. Her adoptive mother meets an untimely death. And eventually Alex is slotted into a new role as a “tracker,” during which her talents really begin to shine.
And then there is so much more ….
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How does Joni Parker picture Seaward Isle? Her website offers her impression of the magic island that is at the center of “The Black Elf of Seaward Isle.”
Parker provides a history of Seaward Isle, as well, concluding with this:
It’s relatively large island, about half the size of Australia, with a large volcano in the middle where Zenon resides. The southern half of the island is split in two by the large Futile River, duly named for the futility of trying to escape the island. The southwestern part is the Kingdom of Southport with the principal cities of Southport and Riverton. The southeastern side is divided into four communities. The Kingdom of Agana has as its capital, the city of Agana with the best deep-water harbor.
The Kingdom of Northeast Forest resides just to its north with its capital city, Verity. The city-state of Riesa, home of the Amazon Warriors who now call themselves Scinthians is along the east coast beyond the Morning Mountains, near a large community of Dwarves who reside inside the mountains. The northern part of the island belongs to the Elves with principal cities of Ridgedale and Marshdale. Leesdale is the home of the Titan Themius.
Darned if that doesn’t sound like the Bermuda Triangle…by