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The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles-One-The Cimaruta
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Publisher:  Createspace ISBN-10:  145059817X
Pages: 

452

Copyright:  January 20, 2008 ISBN-13:  9781450598170

Teen witch and wizard, Persephane and Thaddeus must thwart the evil Melanthios from finding a series of 9 magical, powerful objects. Fail would mean our world succumbs to dark magic...forever.

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Lady Ellen
What to Read After Harry Potter-The Persephane Pendrake Chronicles

In a magical realm where one could Time-Linx between portals and bridge gaps in time...lived Persephane Pendrake a young witch and general offender of the norm, with her dragonfly familiar, trigger-shy dragon, and best friend Thaddeus, a young wizard. This is their story..Enter a magical world of mystery and wonder, where fantasy reigns supreme and casual chatter sparkles green. Meet Persephane (or Persy as she prefers), Thaddeus, Benson and P-C as they embark on their enchanted adventures to thwart the evil, black witch Melanthios.

Push the outer boundaries of your imagination into a world where Persy (a very talented almost 13 year old witch, magic her 'modus operandi') and her close friend Thaddeus (a 13 year old wizard) with their familiars -Benson (a very cheeky dragonfly) and P-C (a far from brave dragon) pit magic, bravery, skill and allegiances from a swarm of magical creatures against the tall, dark and malevolent Melanthios.

Follow them as they wind through periods in time, to discover ancient magic from cultures all throughout the history of the world in this best fantasy book in a long time. Success for Melanthios means that the entirety of this planet will fall under her control. Our world will become dark, bleak, cold and lorded over by her demons - forever. Pull up a chair, sit back, and join them in their quest as Persy and her friends race against fate and time, to stop Melanthios from her evil plot to collect nine mystical objects of power scattered throughout the world to become the -All Powerful One.- Persy, Thaddeus, Benson and P-C are assisted by a highly adept, scrying gypsy named Vadoma, a vampire with a rather warped sense of humor - Count Pseudomorphius the Sanguine who is known as Murph...for obvious reasons.


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“Silence you two,” shouts Krak Ling. “You have no hope of breaking those bindings.”
“Like we’re just going to stand here and let you feed us to your overgrown, flea-bitten poop-hawk Master Ling? More like Babb-Ling if you ask me,” Thaddeus snarls.
Krak Ling’s face goes fiery red with anger. “You insolent little maggot,” he screams at Thaddeus. “Well, let’s have you take a look at what is happening at home--shall we?” With that, Krak Ling arcs his right hand in front of Thaddeus and Persy. The air around them mists and then clears. They see the horror of their lives.
Angelica and Robert are bound back to back sitting and supporting each other on the living room floor in Persy’s house. Both were bleeding profusely from their faces and heads. Angelica appears to have an oozing wound in her right abdomen. She’s groaning and Robert appears to be unconscious. Around them are three guards like the ones Persy and Thaddeus met up with in front of the Forbidden City walls. They’re pointing blood-covered spears and swords at Angelica and Robert, circling them and waiting for the moment of the final attack and the death of both of Persy’s parents.
Persy lets out a wail and collapses on the floor of Krak Ling’s lab, sobbing her heart out. Thaddeus’ face blackens as he lurches toward Krak Ling, bellowing “You animal! You filth! You vermin! You don’t deserve to live!”
Krak Ling breaks into uproarious laughter and Huanshu cackles by the door. Sniv bows his head into his hands, not wanting to watch any of this.
Krak Ling’s about to say more when a clamour is heard outside the door.
“Oh, Great One. Please I must speak to you,” a voice is heard, muffled by the door. Then further pounding. Huanshu opens the door where a guard stands, obviously in fear of his life, but knowing he has a message to pass on.
“Please Sire, the streets are in an uproar. The Ghost Festival is almost upon us and The Guei have entered the City, causing chaos. I’ve been sent to tell you,” whimpers the terrified guard.
Krak Ling practically flies to the door. “Huanshu, come, I will have need of you. Sniv, stay here and watch these two. I shall return soon and personally feed them to Necromina...I love to watch her play with her food.” He smirks at Persy and Thaddeus and bolts out the door with Huanshu on his heels.
As Krak Ling leaves, three thin bursts of mist enter the room. Persy doesn’t notice, still lying in a heap on the floor, crying so hard, she can hardly breathe.
Benson climbs out of her pocket and is trying to wrap his little legs around her neck to console her. Thaddeus is just plain furious, but grief is starting to settle in. He’s the one who watches Ling leave and observes the gossamer blobs entering the room.



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the persephane Pendrake chronicles one The Cimautra
This book of fantasy and magic was a pure delight. You found yourself identifying with the characters. It's always a pleasure to read something that is well written. The authour is an authority on herbal and natural medicine. Therefore the facts are first hand. It's fun to transport yourself into a world of make believe. Can't wait for more from Lady Ellen. Pick yourself up a copy of this good read. You won't be disappointed.

Waiting For Book 2
I really enjoyed this book. It had all the elements of fantasy, magic, adventure, good versus evil, humor, and wonderful characters.
I sent a copy of this book to my 15 year old grandaughter when it first came out. She loved it and is waiting for the second book.
I think if you love fantasy and magic, this book sweeps across the generations. I loved it, and I am well over 40 years old!!!


Spellbindingly good!
Ever since J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter books took the publishing world by storm in the late 1990's, the literary market has been flooded with an endless parade of Harry Potter knock offs. A whole generation of authors have been inspired to create their own books featuring teenage wizards and witches all striving to save the world from the usual forces of evil. Though most of these books have been largely unsuccessful, there have been a few that have shined.

Enter Persephane Pendrake and the Cimaruta by Lady Ellen. Unlike Harry Potter who is a wizard, Persephane Pendrake and the Cimaruta features a teenage witch as its protagonist and thankfully steers clear of Harry Potterisms that would otherwise contaminate and dilute what is a quite original and engaging story. A chief element of this book is its peculiar use of time-travel, called Time-Linxing. Through Time-Linxing, Persephane is able to confront her enemies at various points throughout history making for a thrilling and utterly breathtaking tale.

Upon discovering that she is the chosen one destined to stop the evil "All Powerful One" from plunging the world into eternal darkness, Persephane Pendrake is thrust into the center of the timeless conflict between good and evil. When Persephane turns thirteen, the age in which her incredible magical powers start to mature, her evil aunt Melanthios, who seeks to become the prophesied All Powerful One, decides to destroy her. Through the aid of her loving family and friends, including her loyal sidekick a witty, but overenthusiastically snark dragonfly named Benson, Persephane takes up the challenge of facing Melanthios in a series of life and death battles in which to thwart her wicked plans.

But Melanthios has other ideas for Persephane. If she can steal the powerful amulet called the Cimaruta from Persephane, she will have the first of 9 powerful magical items which must be collected to bequeath her with the powers of the All Powerful One. It is a desperate race throughout the world and history itself as Melanthios and Persephane vie over the lost 9 magical objects. Will Melanthios claim the Cimaruta from Persephane and begin her transformation into the All Powerful One? Or will Persephane find the strength and wisdom she needs to prevent the approaching apocalypse? You'll have to read this book to find out.

As I said before, readers will be glad to know that Persephane Pendrake and the Cimaruta is not some cheap imitation of Harry Potter. Rather it occupies its own unique space in a genre that clearly needs originality. What truly distinguishes this book from Harry Potter is its milieu which seems to be steeped in Wicca and folklore as opposed to Rowling's more romanticized version of witchcraft and wizardry. Unlike Harry who is an orphan, Persephane is surrounded by a coterie of loving and supportive folk, all who are necessary to prepare her for the trials she is going to endure over the course of this series as she takes on the challenge of saving the world from her malevolent aunt Melanthios and her minions.

I highly recommend this book to older children and young adults who are looking for the next great fantasy story. Persephane Pendrake and the Cimaruta is an excellent book that offers more magic within its pages than any reader can imagine. Without a doubt, this book is a success. I, for one, plan to read the entire series until the very end.


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