Kelcie Murphy and the Hunt for the Heart of Danu Published by Tor Publishing Group on July 25, 2023
Genres: Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General, Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
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Kelcie Murphy is back in another action-packed middle grade adventure, Kelcie Murphy and the Hunt for the Heart of Danu!, the second book in Erika Lewis's magical series infused with Celtic mythology, The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts.
It’s hard having a father who’s an infamous traitor. It’s even harder having a mother who’s an omen of doom.
After a summer away, Kelcie Murphy is excited to be back at the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts. But she and her friends have barely settled in when they receive a visit from her mother—the war goddess, Nemain—with a warning of coming calamity.
The Heart of Danu, the legendary source of all light and warmth in the Lands of Summer, is going to be stolen. And only Kelcie and her mates can stop it. As they travel with the rest of the students to Summer City to take part in the glorious Ascension Ceremony, Kelcie has no time for the military parade, the lavish ball, or even to visit her father: she’s determined to protect the Heart and her new home.
But the Lands of Summer are still not a welcoming place for Kelcie. When disaster strikes, the Queen, the High Guard, and even some of her schoolmates suspect Kelcie is to blame.
As the world is plunged into darkness, Kelcie will have to decide: does she keep fighting for a place that may always see her as a traitor’s daughter, or for a future greater than the war to come.
Also by Erika Lewis
The Academy for the Unbreakable Arts
Kelcie Murphy and the Academy for the Unbreakable Arts
Kelcie Murphy and the Hunt for the Heart of Danu
Game of Shadows
Welcome back to the world of summer and winter and two schools warring on behalf of the queens that rule each. Kelcie is working on controlling her rare ability Pulse which allows her to hold all four elements of land, water, air, and fire, but usually, this results in a disaster or two. We know from the prologue that the Land of Winter has set a young girl named Lexis to destroy Summer by stealing the heart of Danu. This series is action-packed, has a heart in its characters, and will fascinate any middle-grader reader who picks it up.