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Curses and Warfare


Twins Zander and Alexa struggle to prepare the village of Puck’s Gulch to fight of a coming invasion, but their efforts are stymied by the prejudices and petty jealousies of the villagers. And all the while, traitors scheme to prevent the villagers from uniting for their mutual defense.

Format: Ebook
ISBN: 9781631631283
Series: Tokens and Omens, Jolly Fish Press
Tags: Reading Level: Grades 9-12, Interest Level: Grades 9-12, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Military

The day twins Zander and Alexa became adults, Moira, the embodiment of fate, revealed that Zander would become a leader of warriors and Alexa would be a fortuneteller of great power. Moira instructed the twins to use their talents to prepare their village, Puck’s Gulch, to fend off an imminent invasion.

Now, six months later, Zander is struggling to convince the quarrelsome villagers of the impending danger e and unite them in a single cause to protect the village. Meanwhile, Alexa struggles to get along with her mentor, the fortuneteller Melina Odella. As the battle draws near, the twins and their few allies are further than ever from their goals, and all the while traitors lurk in the shadows, taking every opportunity to bring Puck’s Gulch to its knees.

Copyright: 2017
Page Count: 312
Rights Territory: Worldwide
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General

Before becoming an author, Jeri Baird worked as a paper artist, an entrepreneurship teacher for at-risk students, a reflexologist, and a rock painter. As a farm child, she had an assortment of pets, including mice, hamsters, rabbits, cats, dogs, ferrets, a rescued sparrow, and a pony. Jeri lives in Colorado with her husband. When not writing, she enjoys kayaking, motorcycling, and visiting her sons. Visit Jeri online at

Reviews and Awards

“The characters are well-developed and diverse, with a strong sense of camaraderie built among them.”— Kirkus Reviews

“[For] fans of the first book who will enjoy seeing the characters develop and mature.” — VOYA

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