The Starriest Summer (The Cycle of the Six Moons #1)
by Adelle Yeung
Release Date: December 20th 2015
Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game.
The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this!
Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe.
Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, but Michelle finds a secret weapon in her new-found powers. She uses them to rescue the crown prince of a powerful magic kingdom from their sworn enemies, a technologically-advanced cult that strives to eradicate magical blood.
Michelle starts to fall for Prince Jayse, the only one who believes Michelle to be a savior rather than a curse. But not even video games could prepare her for what the cult has in store for them…
Excerpt from Chapter Five: Damming Poison
“Mayor Rayel,” Gediyon says, “may I suggest… a healer?”
The mayor turns around and smiles. “You follow my thoughts exactly, Gediyon.”
“Then tomorrow, I shall return to Arriscyal.”
I gasp. “Ooh! Can I come?”
The mayor and Gediyon exchange glances. Gediyon says, “If that is what you wish, Michelle…”
“Pft. Duh! What else am I gonna do?”
I’m not sure if they understand, but they don’t deny me.
Gediyon nods to Mayor Rayel. “Michelle and I will return as soon as possible.”
“Very well,” Mayor Rayel says. “Then off to bed with you both. You have a long journey ahead.”
The mayor leaves outside and Gediyon smiles at me before beckoning me up the ladder. I think I know what he’s so excited about.
I might’ve completed my first mission, but of course there’s more to this game. Another rank: the healer. I can see her already. She’s without a doubt going to be prettier than me and she’ll have bigger boobs. She’ll probably be soft-spoken and so perfect and sweet that I’ll want to barf every time she graces my presence. And Gediyon is probably in love with her.
Of course he is. He probably had to rescue her on many accounts and she won him over with her damsel-in-distress-like lifestyle. I don’t know why this bothers me so much. I mean, I’m a little too young for Gediyon anyway, but I have a feeling I’ll become the third wheel once she joins our party.
About the Author:
About the Author
Adelle Yeung is the author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy, a young adult fantasy adventure.
She is also a voice-over artist who can’t go a day without a cup of tea. When she’s not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.
She has provided script supervision for the independent animation, Shattered Heaven, and is head script editor and one of the co-writers for the upcoming game Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.
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