Ara by B.R. Eddy
Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: August 3, 2014
Ara Vertrees is an advisor to the King in Jimalia, a thriving island nation in the middle of a vast ocean. Her macaws are trained to fly home to the palace to repeat confidential information.
When their messages become more and more troubling, she finds herself in the middle of a crisis she never expected.
Ara's story is full of adventure, friendship, mystery, love and loss. Join Ara and her companions as they fight pirates, uncover deception, find love and fight for Jimalia.
Archer placed both hands firmly on the desk, “We will need to act quickly. I must confront him.”
Ara nodded, “Aye, he must be taken by surprise, we can’t allow him any time to prepare.” She looked directly into Archer’s eyes, “You must sharpen your swordsman’s skills. He will not cede to you peacefully. It will come to swords.”
Archer snuffed, “My swordsmanship is exemplary.”
Captain Upshaw faced him aggressively, “You mustn’t underestimate him. He is many years your senior and served the navy when he was your age.” Archer laughed, “He’s a fat old man! I have a clear advantage over him, my victory is sure.”
He was startled by the distinct ring of a sword being drawn from its sheath. All jumped in the small space, Ara’s sword sang over the table, her face was mad with rage, “Outside now!”