A Novel of a Bear
Two brothers’ choices have the potential to bring unity to a war-torn world… or divide it further.
Beau is a shy eighteen-year-old using his bear-like strength to work his first job as a furniture mover. Orphaned and raised in foster care with his older brother Kelem, Beau has no idea he’s from a world of medieval bearfolk, much less the young Berardian Knight, ruler of his people. Kelem lied to keep them together, and Beau thinks they’re biological brothers.
Kelem is a rookie cop, but he was born to be the Enoshite King. When a portal is opened, Kelem whisks them back to Adalbern. He’s intent on reclaiming his throne, even though in revealing the truth, he might lose Beau—Kelem may be human but he has come to consider Beau his brother. Beau, however, wants only to return to Earth and escape the weight of his culture’s expectations. Unfortunately, Beau has reverted to his true form: a burly black bear.
The alliance between humans and bearfolk is crumbling. Ludolf, a once trusted captain, leads a rebellion of bearfolk. He wants Kelem dead and humans eradicated. But a greater threat is rising. The ancient lord of the serpents is building an army, enacting a plan to bring all of Adalbern under his dominion.
Only if Beau takes leadership of his people can Kelem hope to save the alliance. And if Beau is going to protect Kelem, Beau must discover his true self and take his place beside his brother as the Knight of Adalbern.
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Anyone who thought homeschooling a bright child would make it easy, doesn’t understand Sammie. When Michelle Sansbury named her daughter Samantha Patience, she never considered that the next nine years she would be discovering how little patience she actually possessed.
Michelle is an exhausted military mom trying to hold the home together during her husband’s deployment. Now her 5-year-old son JJ is running a fever and 9-year-old Sammie can’t keep her head out of the clouds long enough to complete three math problems. Michelle wants to impress upon her daughter the importance of hard work, and save Sammie from the disappointment of unfulfilled dreams—like ones in Michelle’s journals that she had neatly tucked away in her closet.
But Sammie found her mom’s old journals—the drafts of a fantasy series Michelle long ago abandoned—and began adding to them with her own youthful imagination. Shortly after Michelle snatches a notebook from Sammie and chides her for living in a daydream, Sammie disappears. The only chance Michelle has of finding her daughter is to save the fantasy world Michelle had discarded along with her dreams.