The Mystery of Nida Valley by Elaine Ouston
Approx. 67,820 words.
Published on December 14, 2011 by
Morris Publishing Australia.
Fourteen-year-old Meg Sealy, her friend Amanda, and her older cousin Jaiden, stumble upon a secret valley where time stands still. The three friends are thrust into a dangerous world of magic, time travel, and creatures they believed extinct. They learn that it is their destiny to use their new magic skills to join the fight to save the valley from an evil break-away order, bent on exploitation.