Authors: Kaza Kingsley
PRAISE FOR THE EREC REX SERIES
“Erec Rex is a treasure chest of a story that’s overflowing with magic and mystery. Every page is loaded with imaginative surprises for young Erec, and for the readers who join him on his adventure.”
—D. J. MacHale, author of the Pendragon series
“This light but not insubstantial outing definitely belongs aboard the Potter wagon, but merits a seat toward the front.”
“This is an action-packed fantasy filled with rich characters kids will really relate to. Erec Rex is poised to take over Harry Potter’s long reign.”
“This imaginative universe will delight and enthrall readers of young adult fantasy and have them eagerly awaiting the next installment.”
“Kaza Kingsley has outdone herself with
The Search for Truth
, and Erec Rex has come into his own as a standout character in the world of young adult fantasy. This latest tale is packed with adventure, humor, and a delightful imagination that will keep you entranced.”
—J. S. Lewis, author of the Grey Griffins series
“A great read! Author Kaza Kingsley is one to watch!”
USA Book News
EREC REX ACHIEVED THE SEEMINGLY IMPOSSIBLE: HE DIED AND CAME BACK TO LIFE.
But now that everything has calmed down and he is back with his family, Erec realizes he didn’t come out of the experience unscathed—in fact, he is missing his soul. Not only does this leave him open to attack from the evil Tarvos, but with the Stain triplets about to be crowned kings, he needs to finish his next quest right away, with or without his soul. But when that quest again calls for his life—this time with no promise of return—will he risk everything to chase his fate?
is a writer, artist, and singer who loves travel and adventure, especially in dangerous and mystical realms. Kaza reads constantly and is also a movie buff. When she is not off exploring, she can be found in Cincinnati with her loving family . . . although she may be dreaming of the stars.
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ALSO BY KAZA KINGSLEY
Check out all the books
in the Erec Rex series
Book 1: The Dragon’s Eye
Book 2: The Monsters of Otherness
Book 3: The Search for Truth
Book 4: The Three Furies
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The secret of Ashona / Kaza Kingsley. — 1st ed.
p. cm. — (Erec Rex; bk. 5)
Summary: With a romance brewing between him and Bethany, the discovery that his brother and sister are secretly king and queen of the Fairy world, plus the Stain brothers growing more and more underhanded, fourteen-year-old
Erec is not in the right state of mind for his next two tasks.
ISBN 978-1-4169-7992-0 (hardcover)
[1. Fantasy.] I. Title.
ISBN 978-1-4169-8560-0 (eBook)
For Sarah, my muse and inspiration.
May I someday grow up to be as wise and wonderful as you.