"An excellent tale of second chances and acceptance, no matter where you come from or what your past may be." -- Associated Content
Perfect for readers' groups and book clubs that enjoy talking about adventure, the meaning of life, and what it means to be courageous in the world.
Book 2 Coming November 2018
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Synopsis of TSC: The Battle for Acchora (Book 2)
The world's on fire and Jill strong set it aflame when she obeyed King Eckwith's dying wish to trigger the volcano. As she escapes with the Drylings from their hiding place into the land of Acchora, she's about to go from one dangerous realm into another.
With Juria now Queen over a divided nation, to survive above ground the Drylings must unite against the Rashtakar's armies that begin to fill the land. But Ama's discovery of wingless refugees on the slope of the burning mountain and a mysterious visitor from a far-away land threaten to further divide the Drylings into factions.
The battle for Acchora is a fight not only for survival but for the future. Even though Jill and Simon are outsiders caught up in the middle of the drama, without then, the battle for Acchora could be lost.
Book 1 - Available in Print and Ebook
Synopsis of TSC: The Drylings of Acchora (Book 1)
When she runs away from the city of Vendor, Jill Strong was only known as a Daughter of Disgrace. Everything changes when she flees to the Forest and is given a treasure - ten silver coins - which she quickly loses.
It's up to Jill and Simon, the boy she meets in the Forest, to recover the treasure. To do so, the children enter Acchora, a world inhabited by the Drylings who hide in the belly of a dormant volcano under the curse of the Rashtakar, the cruel being who seeks the very treasure Jill has lost.
In Vendor, imagination and adventure are forbidden. In Acchora, without them, Jill and the Drylings have no hope for survival.
What readers are saying about Ten Silver Coins
— Deja, Happy Parent to reader of Ten Silver Coins
"THOROUGHLY ENGAGING AND REFRESHINGLY ORIGINAL, KOOMAN’S RICHLY VISUAL STYLE INJECTS A COMPELLING LIVELINESS INTO EVERY PAGE.”
~ MARK WEBER, RED DEER EXPRESS
"THE FIRST NOVEL IN A TRILOGY OF JILL STRONG ADVENTURES, TEN SILVER COINS IS AN EXCELLENT TALE OF SECOND CHANCES AND ACCEPTANCE, NO MATTER WHERE YOU COME FROM OR WHAT YOUR PAST MAY BE.”
~ ASSOCIATED CONTENT
“IMAGINATIVE AND DESCRIPTIVE, TEN SILVER COINS: THE DRYLINGS OF ACCHORA IS … SURE TO PLEASE AND DELIGHT READERS OF ALL AGES. A THRILLING PAGE TURNER, THE STORY IS TOLD IN THE TRADITION OF ADVENTURE AND FANTASY FICTION, A SURVIVOR TALE ABOUT COURAGE AND FINDING VOICE.”
~ PR LOG
“ALTHOUGH AIMED AT A YOUNGER AUDIENCE PRIMARILY, THERE’S NO QUESTION ADULTS WILL ALSO ENJOY THE BOOK AND GET HOOKED ON THE LIKEABLE JILL’S CONSTANT STREAM OF ADVENTURES.”