Fourteen-year-old Finn just wants to keep his little sister out of Child Protective Services—an epic challenge with their parentally-missing-in-action dad moving them to England, near the famous Stonehenge rocks.
Warrior faery Prince Zaneyr just wants to escape his father’s reckless plan to repair the Rift—a catastrophe that ripped the faery realm from Earth 4,000 years ago and set it adrift in an alternate, timeless dimension.
When Zaneyr tricks Finn into swapping places, Finn becomes a bodiless soul stuck in the Otherworld, fighting spriggans with sharp teeth and rival faery Houses. Back on Earth, Zaneyr uses Finn’s body to fight off his father’s seekers and keep the king’s greatest weapon—himself—out of his hands. Between them, they have two souls and only one body… and both worlds to save before the dimensional window between them slams shut.
“An engaging tale of two worlds colliding, or perhaps I should say nearly colliding with disastrous consequences narrowly avoided.”
“I liked the characters and the world building was done well…All in all, this was a fun and enjoyable story!”
Author note: My inspirations often come on long drives by myself, and Faery Swap is no exception. I was brainstorming in the car when I dreamed up the idea of a faery swapping with a human and having a fish-out-of-water story for BOTH of them. In Faery Swap, the faeries come to Earth seeking the humans with the highest mathematickal knowledge – because to faeries, knowledge is literally power. It enhances their magick, their ability to manipulate dimensional space. I love the reverse parallelism there – instead of Prometheus stealing fire from the gods to bring to mankind, the faeries are stealing it back. I have no idea if any of that will resonate with my young readers, but I believe strongly in the power of myth and storytelling to deliver great meaning.