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Follow the Shadows
The Tales of Moerden Book 1

September 2023

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When sixteen-year-old Marise Leeson gets her hands on a crystal ball, she believes her knowledge of Wicca is about to expand. The magic, however, goes horribly wrong. In short order, she’s thrown into the alternate world of Moerden, attacked by a dragon, and rescued by Javeer, a young male dragon in search of a friend.

Marise is desperate to get home alive. Instead of dabbling in scrying and spells, she must now use her Wicca skills to navigate rival dragon factions, talk to dragons, ride Javeer without falling, and dodge unknown perils of an alien landscape. Through a series of adventures and mishaps, she learns that the dragons face slow extinction from a mysterious disease. Some see Marise as part of the cause. Some hope she’s a key to a cure.

Marise grows up fast as her focus switches from escape from Moerden to saving the dragons. She draws upon her powers, intuition, and some help from home as she and Javeer begin a quest to solve the puzzle of the stagger. If they survive, if their trust and courage are strong, they may succeed. If they do not, the dragons of Moerden will cease to exist.

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Rosemary Drisdelle writes in various genres, and there's often a sympathetic fiery serpent or loathsome worm involved.

Her most recent book is the young adult fantasy Follow the Shadows: The Tales of Moerden Book 1

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