Genre: Middle Grade Contemporary Fantasy
Word Count: 72,000
Found in four different corners of the world, Sage, Mei, Gabe and Themba are whisked away to wondrous worlds within their own. Deep in the depths of the sea an advanced race of ocean-dwelling beings need their help. Children of the earth are being stolen.
In the enchanting world of Enleria, Sage, Mei and Themba receive energy training to activate their innate capabilities so they can discover and fulfill their entelechy, the unique purposes coded within them. In Korast, the world of the disenchanted beings, they meet Gabe and are reprogrammed in learning centers so they will forever be happily unaware of being controlled.
Caught between the two worlds they set out on an extraordinary quest to not only free the stolen children but to stop the depopulation of earth. To succeed they will have to learn to trust themselves, each other and their connection with all living things. And most important, they will have to remember who they truly are.
Told in the distinct voices of the four multicultural characters, Entelechy is a middle grade contemporary fantasy complete at 72,000 words. This mythic adventure explores the journey to a dystopian world rather than jumping into one and forges its own path, through underwater worlds, to reveal that we are all uniquely powerful.
- Sage -
It must have been her imagination. No one was out there. She was just tired. Tired of the changes and tired of the unknown. Light was fading, being pulled across the water drowning with the red ball sun too heavy to remain above the horizon. It was time to head back.
Finding her temporary home with palm trees placed in front like chess pawns before a king, she took the path around to the side and brushed sand off onto the manicured lawn. With a last glance to the twilight sky she stepped into the lushly decorated lanai her aunt had kept so perfectly, considering she was never there. Sage could not help but think of people living out of their cars.
She let the door slam as she entered but no one noticed. Returning to the pink room, she flopped belly down on the bed and stared at her suitcase. She knew her mother wanted her to unpack and get organized. Why should she unpack to just pack it up again? They didn’t know where they were going to be living next week. Insane. How do you get organized for that?
Outside her thoughts she heard her name being called. She sat up and listened. It called again, bubbling quiet, as if in sea foam. The conch shell. She grabbed it off the dresser and held it to her ear. “Sage.” It was true; she could hear the ocean in a conch, but her name, now that was too weird.