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Laurie Forest

Biography

Laurie Forest

Laurie Forest lives deep in the backwoods of Vermont where she sits in front of a wood stove drinking strong tea and dreaming up tales full of dryads, dragons, and wands. THE BLACK WITCH is her first novel.

Laurie Forest

Books by Laurie Forest

by Laurie Forest - Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 13+

In WANDFASTED, 20 years before Elloren enrolled at the illustrious Verpax University, Erthia was rent asunder during the devastating Realm War. When Tessla Harrow is driven from her home by the fighting, she discovers a depth of power she never knew she had…and an irresistible draw toward Vale Gardner. In LIGHT MAGE, before Elloren came to possess the White Wand of myth, the Wand was drawn to another bearer: Sagellyn Gaffney. In order to keep the Wand safe, Sage must abandon everything she once knew and forge a new path for herself.

by Laurie Forest - Fantasy, Fiction, Science Fiction, Young Adult 13+

Elloren Gardner and her friends were only seeking to right a few wrongs when they rescued a Selkie and freed a military dragon. The last thing they expected was to be thrust into a realm-wide underground resistance against Gardnerian conquest. While the Resistance struggles to fight back against the harsh rulings of the Mage Council, more and more Gardnerian soldiers descend upon the University…led by none other than Lukas Grey, now commander of the nearby military base. Though Elloren tries to keep him at arm's length, Lukas is determined to tie himself to her, still convinced that she is the heir to the power of the Black Witch, a legacy of magic that will decide the future of all Erthia. As his own magic calls out to her, seeking to awaken a dark force within, Elloren finds it more and more difficult to believe that she's truly powerless, as her uncle always claimed. Caught between her growing feelings for the rebellious Yvan Guriel and the seductive power offered by Lukas, Elloren must find a way to stay true to what she knows is right and protect everyone she loves…even if that means protecting them from herself.

by Laurie Forest - Fantasy, Fiction, Prejudice , Racism, Young Adult 12+

Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, who saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical ability above all else.When she is granted the opportunity to pursue her lifelong dream of becoming an apothecary, Elloren joins her brothers at the prestigious Verpax University to embrace a destiny of her own. But she soon realizes that the university is a treacherous place for the granddaughter of the Black Witch. As evil looms on the horizon everything Elloren thought she knew will be challenged and torn away.