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The Fyrelit Tragedy

By Nicholas Lochel and Alison Lochel

  • Paperback
  • £7.99

A city lost to darkness, a ruthless enemy and two brothers on an impossible quest . . . The first book in the bestselling ZARKORA series from an Australian brother-and-sister writing team.

Five years after the death of their parents, poor farm boys Neleik and Ervine Fyrelit witness the kidnapping of their beloved little sister, Skye. Determined to rescue her, the Fyrelit brothers set off on a journey into darkness.

As they traverse unknown lands, they meet loyal companions and face powerful enemies in the hope of rescuing their sister. And they discover a long-hidden secret that will change their world forever . . .

THE FYRELIT TRAGEDY is the first in the four-book Zarkora series, from the Australian brother-and-sister writing team, Nicholas and Alison Lochel.

'a compelling fantasy from two bright newcomers' Isobelle Carmody

Biographical Notes

Nicholas Lochel (Author)
Nicholas Lochel grew up in Brisbane, Australia, along with his two brothers and sister, Alison, with whom he is co-writing the ZARKORA series. It was the close bond he shared with his siblings that first inspired the story. He has held a wide variety of jobs over the years, including work as an actor, a bartender and a postie, but his love for stories, and the pursuit of a career as an author, has remained constant throughout. He devotes most of his time to writing, and when he is not seen with a pen and paper or a good book, he can usually be found riding his Triumph motorcycle about town or on some grand adventure.
For more information, visit www.zarkora.com and facebook.com/zarkora, or follow Nicholas on twitter: @NicholasLochel

Alison Lochel (Author)
Alison Lochel, for as long as she can remember, aspired to be an author. At the age of fourteen, she began writing the first book in the ZARKORA series, THE FYRELIT TRAGEDY, along with her brother, Nicholas. Her passion for writing continues to this day as the four-book series nears its completion. She has a cupboard full of dragons, and has been known to read for long periods of time - so long, in fact, that she is often coated by a thin layer of dust. Achoo!
For more information, visit www.zarkora.com and facebook.com/zarkora

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780734416421
  • Publication date: 06 Apr 2017
  • Page count: 288
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Review and giveaway — Queensland Times
Review + giveaway — Mania Magazine

here is a wonderful opportunity for the young reader to move into a fantasy world.
The power of this story lies in its blend of impossibility and imagination. There is adventure and suspense, danger and friendship.

— South Coast Register
simply couldn't put this book down the entire way through — Sunday Mail Adelaide
Review — Aussie Bookworm blog
Filled with a cast of giants, elves, villains, swords, tests of courage and dragons, the story is an imaginative tale of a seemingly impossible journey. — West Australian
Mention — Australian Bookseller + Publisher
A fantasy world which includes dragons, exotic creatures and exciting lands — Brisbane News
Mention — Sunday Mail (Brisbane)

all the ingredients of a great fantasy - adventure, dragons, quests, trolls and other mythical creatures.

Review + Giveaway

— Starts at Sixty
The Fyrelit Tragedy is a great introduction to what promises to be a fantastic series... I highly recommend this book for fans who loved Percy Jackson for the heroic quest, Jack Mason Adventures for the mystery and the Chronicles of Narnai for the magical world. — Fictional Thoughts
The power of this story lies in its blend of impossibility and imagination. There is adventure and suspense, danger and friendship. Written by a brother and sister team, this would appeal to girls and boys alike. — South Coast Register
I simply could not put this book down the entire way thorough! — Sunday Mail (Adelaide)
The story is action packed and has all the elements a young fantasy reader could wish for — Read Plus blog
Review — YARR-A website

The Fyrelit Tragedy is the first in a four part series by Australian brother and sister co-writers, Nicholas
and Alison Lochel. In the Fyrelit Tragedy we meet two brothers, Neleik and Ervine, on a journey to find
their kidnapped sister, Skye, taken by the evil Versalos - a dark force who previously killed their
parents. The quest takes them on a journey of adventure and danger as they endeavour to find the
celestial sword to overcome Versalos and to rescue their sister. In order to do this the brothers are
faced with tests of courage and bravery and are challenged with riddles and rhymes that must be
solved in order to proceed. Along the way they are joined by characters such as a half-giant and a
princess, a long lost uncle, and a dragon, whose gifts and talents help them in their quest. As we are
taken on this journey we share their experiences as they must fly, ride, and sail into different worlds of
elves, giants and monsters. Although the story reaches a dramatic conclusion, the epilogue reveals
that the journey is not over yet...and readers will eagerly await the sequel.

— Creative Kids Tales
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