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Neffatira’s First Challenge

Neffatira’s First Challenge

Fourteen-year-old Neffie has it bad. She’s freakishly tall, and dark-skinned with pink freckles. Worse, she is the only mixed-race girl in her all-white small-town Iowa high school. Just when she can’t imagine her life getting any worse, a mysterious grandfather appears with the shocking news that Neffie is actually of dual worlds, and there’s no way she belongs in Iowa. Soon Neffie is bending across the Tymes to face her new life on the feudal world of Fastness, where rival blood-clans are vying for power and skilled noblewomen act as Champions, fighting elaborate duels for honor, prestige, and prizes. Forget about being in the right school clique or winning popularity. On her newly adopted world, a deadly civil war is looming and both sides want Neffie either with them or permanently out of their way.


Pages: 254
Pub Date: 12-15-2019
Softcover: 17.95 9781633938403
Hardcover: 25.95 9781633938427
Ebook: 7.99 9781633938410


Tom Xavier is the award-winning author of Dark Curses, Faerie Dreams, recipient of the coveted Mom's Choice Awards Gold Seal in Juvenile Fiction for Readers aged 9 to 12, a 2018 Book Excellence Awards Finalist and a Royal Dragonfly Book Awards second-place winner in Middle Grade Fiction. Previously, Mr. Xavier was a writer on the unique and innovative Women of Courage series of children's recordings, recognized with a Minnesota Human Rights Award and the Twin Cities Mayor's Public Art Award. When he is not writing, Tom Xavier directs the nationally recognized Songs of Hope global music project for young artists aged 9 to 16.

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