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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.”


Kirkus Reviews

“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.”


Writer’s Digest

“This imaginative universe will delight and enthrall readers of young adult fantasy and have them eagerly awaiting the next installment.”


VOYA

“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?

K
AZA
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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.

Jacket design by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Jacket illustration copyright © 2012 by James Ng
Background texture copyright © 2012 by iStockphoto/Thinkstock

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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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This book is a work of fiction. Any references to historical events, real people, or real locales are used fictitiously. Other names, characters, places, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, and any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
Kingsley, Kaza.

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.
PZ7.K6153Sf 2012

[Fic]—dc23
2011021081
ISBN 978-1-4169-8560-0 (eBook)
erecrex.com

For Sarah, my muse and inspiration.
May I someday grow up to be as wise and wonderful as you.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE

Tarvos the Great

CHAPTER TWO

A Horrible Deal

CHAPTER THREE

Terrible Visions

CHAPTER FOUR

The Erec Rex Fan Club

CHAPTER FIVE

Robbing People Blind

CHAPTER SIX

The Diamond Mind

CHAPTER SEVEN

Alsatia

CHAPTER EIGHT

An Unfair Trade

CHAPTER NINE

Fire and Destruction

CHAPTER TEN

The Hinternom

CHAPTER ELEVEN

The Storage Facility

CHAPTER TWELVE

Spartacus’s Gift

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

A Scary Future

CHAPTER FOURTEEN

Bad News from a Pen

CHAPTER FIFTEEN

A Trip to La Place des Yeux du Monde

CHAPTER SIXTEEN

A Visit to the Enemy

CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

The Spider Boy

CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

Old Memories

CHAPTER NINETEEN

A Talisman from a Living Foe

CHAPTER TWENTY

A Test of Cleverness and Chance

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE

A Drink in the Desert

CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO

The Carnival of Darkness

CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE

One Gold Coin

CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR

Reliving Old Times

CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE

Bethany’s Brother

CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX

A Terrible Gift

CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN

Amplified Magic

CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT

A Hard Choice

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