Secret of the Shielded (Tunuftol Book 2) by Ann Snizek
Available March 9, 2013
Virginia author, Ann Snizek, is about to release her second novel: Secret of the Shielded (Tunuftol Book 2) in both eBook and print through Snow Flower Publishing.
In Tunuftol’s Fortress of Light (Tunuftol Book 1)…
A young girl, Krissa, and her little brother, Micah, find themselves in the care of “Grandma” Athey. Their new friends, Pin, and her twin brother, Khevin, join forces to unravel Krissa’s questions. Krissa has become The Chosen One and is drawn into a mission against an evil faction that usurped the throne from Khevin’s family. With a group of friends accumulated from school, Krissa learns to control her new found powers and follow her dreams to a world they all fled from as small children.
This brave band of spectacular friends must go on a horrendous journey to remove all threats to the newly reclaimed throne. They will discover amazing new truths and face heart wrenching choices. Who are the Philo birds singing about? How will their song play out in the lives of these young people? Will it all be for nothing??
“Wow! I really liked book 2! …The book had so many great aspects and changes in the characters… excellent!” said Jodie Pierce, author of The Vampire Queen. “Better than the first book and I didn’t think that was possible.”
“Must have second book… Already addicted.” — Heather Latsch
Movement at the large, open, bay window in the dining hall pulled at Krissa’s attention. The rain had stopped like Micah said it would and the sun was out in force. A beautiful pair of birds fluttered and danced with each other at the windowsill, and Krissa enjoyed their frolicking. Both birds had brilliant iridescent blue covering their heads, neck, and back; their tails and wings were rich chocolate colored. The chest of the larger bird transitioned into an amazing emerald green and then faded into a light silvery-blue underbelly… so bright that it looked almost metallic. The chest of the smaller bird transitioned from the iridescent blue into a soft lavender then the same light silvery-blue underbelly. They were amazingly delicate looking and reminded Krissa of jeweled ornaments.
“You are Chosen One?” came a chirp. The larger bird tilted his head and looked at Krissa almost upside down.
“Yes,” Krissa answered.
Khevin looked over at her questioningly. Pin was busy talking away. Everyone was either watching Pin talk, or busy finishing their lunches.
“Chosen One needs Secret,” the smaller, female bird chirped.
“Yes, I do. Do you know about the Secret?”
Originally from Vermont — and after a childhood of relocating — Ann Snizek finally settled in southern Virginia with her family. She is actively involved with literacy in her community through tutoring and facilitation of a local writing club, which is also interactive online through Facebook.