Friday, January 1, 1999

The Emerald City

Young Adult Urban Fantasy

When her parents die, teenager Gail Dorjee retreats into an angry, sarcastic shell. She hopes it will ease her pain, but all it gets her is a one-way trip from Kansas to a Seattle boarding school, the elite Osland Academy.

As soon as she arrives, Gail clashes with Diana, the leader of the school's most powerful clique. The Winged make Gail's life hell until she find allies: her airhead roommate; a cowardly fellow victim of the Winged; and, bit by bit, Diana's boyfriend--the seemingly heartless Nick.

Gail soon has bigger problems than Diana. One of her teachers hates her. Glasses shatter and fountains erupt around her. She can't swear no matter how hard she tries. An unseen force is keeping her on campus. And worst of all, she uncovers a plot that will give one person a precious gift at the cost of thousands of lives. Now Gail and her friends must stop the plot--not just to save lives, but to win a brain, the nerve, a heart and a home in this modern urban fantasy take on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

THE EMERALD CITY is currently available in ebook format at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, iBooks/iTunes, and Smashwords.


Marva Dasef said...

Read and liked this one a lot. What's next? I'll definitely be a repeat customer.

J.A. Beard said...

Well, have a alt-history Regency paranormal romance that should be out reasonably soon. I'm just getting pulled six ways right now. Alas.

Anonymous said...

This was a very good book, will there be a sequel?

J.A. Beard said...

Yes, there will be a sequel later this year, The Eternal City. Next year, the trilogy will be completed with The Last City.