Book 1: A Measure of Disorder
Jenni Kershaw’s ordinary, eighth grade life becomes a thing of the past when her science class goes on a field trip. Armed with only their notebooks, MP3 players, and wits, Jenni and her classmates are magically transported to another world. Follow Jenni and her class on their extraordinary adventures in their fight to find their way home and discover who — and what — they really are.
“The minute I finished this book I bought the sequel.”
“I’m tired of the same old boy-girl tale in any genre. This one had lots of new ideas which I truly appreciated. My thanks to the author for a unique story line!”
“The story moves at the PERFECT pace.”
Things are rarely what they seem …
Especially when you’re a shapeshifter.
Jenni Kershaw just wanted a chance at a normal life. Well, maybe something a little better than normal. But perfect physical features weren’t translating into happiness for Jenni as a freshman in high school. Something was still missing.
Jenni never would have guessed that something might be her old nemesis from junior high, Alisha, who shows up out of the blue, bearing a flag of truce.
Say goodbye to normal.
“It is a visit to the best places in the human spirit, where good prevails and uniqueness is celebrated. It’s a stellar trip into the world of imagination and a voyage you will never want to return from.”
“I didn’t want this book to end because it was just so good.”
“The whole concept of this book is completely insane. And insanity can turn any good fantasy book into a great one.”
Book 3: Mother’s Heart
United we stand … divided we fall.
The cunning and powerful Mogritas and his allies, like a pride of ferocious lions, maneuver and toy with the citizens of Mother, before moving in for the kill.
Scattered across not one, but two worlds, Jenni and her classmates struggle to reunite for a final battle against the centuries-old shapeshifter. Can they band together in time? Or will old frictions and new threats tear them, and their adopted world, apart?
Ruin or salvation, the answers lie in Mother’s Heart.
“A stunning conclusion to an amazing series!”
“This would be sooooo epic as a movie!”
“If you want a fabulous read steeped in the unusual with a cast of original characters – my favourites being the elementals – this story is perfect.”
CIR: What have readers been saying about the book so far?
TUCKER: I think many people are surprised and excited by the direction of the story and the changes that occur in the characters. One reviewer called it “Insane”, and several have said they can see the story in their heads, just like a movie–and that they’d like to see a movie of the book. Another reviewer said, “This is way too good to be free, and I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!”
CIR: What do you hope readers will get out of this book?
TUCKER: First and foremost, entertainment. We read fiction to be entertained, so if the story doesn’t accomplish that, then any other messages the author wants to deliver will have no impact. There are ideas about the environment and how we deal with people different from ourselves in the story, but really I just want readers to have a good time–give them some characters to root for.
CIR: What is the main character like?
TUCKER: Jenni begins the story as the epitome of an ordinary eighth grade girl. She and her best friend, Sara, are just trying to make it through the maze of school, social life, and growing up. Jenni has a burning desire to be someone special…someone who can make a difference and help others. She ends up going much father than she ever thought possible before her class’s fateful field trip.
Learn more about Alan Tucker and his books at www.alantucker.net. There you can find out about all things Mother, including maps, reviews, and videos, as well as a blog, and a new science fiction series called Tales of Uncertainty.
Lia London, host of this site, has read this series, and recommends it as a great and creative adventure. See review.