Book One: The True World

By Lisa T. Cresswell

Copyright 2011 Lisa T. Cresswell

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I want to thank my family for encouraging me to take this path less traveled, my editor, Anika Henrikson, and my friend for over 20 years, Suzann Henrikson. May you all know the joy of such friendship in your own lives. And many thanks to Chris Ash, for his beautiful cover design.


Chapter 1 Lily Lightfoot, the Storyteller

Weird was quickly becoming a fact of life for Lily Lightfoot. For the third time in a week, she got the feeling invisible icy fingers were slipping down the back of her neck, seeping into her spine. It was if something was tugging at her very bones, pulling her toward her future. She walked along a broken sidewalk littered with fall leaves toward her school; her friend Peter up ahead on his skateboard. The crisp air was heavy with the moldy smell of decay as the skateboard clicked on the cracks in the sidewalk.

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