Marella is the prequel novella to the full-length Epic Fantasy story, Water Weaver. We meet some of the same characters, noticeably Marella and her best friend Daren, when they are only young and about to go to the main village of Charon for the test to find out which Element is their Primary one.
Although only a novella, readers have been nice enough to say it intrigued them enough to want to read more – which is what any author wants to hear 🙂
Here is a short excerpt from Marella for your enjoyment.
Bradan gave Marella a beaming smile, “I knew I liked you for a reason. Orabel may be mischievous, but I couldn’t have asked for a better Partner. I know you will be happy with yours, even if you aren’t lucky enough to have a duck,” he said, all the time smiling.
Marella laughed and said, “Somehow I don’t think it’s just Orabel that is mischievous. I think she’s a lucky duck.”
Riva gasped, Edlin laughed, and Bradan coughed, as he tried to get his laughter under control.
“Oh, I bet you’ve had your hands full with this one,” he said to Edlin and Riva. “No chastisements necessary, Riva,” he added. “You’re quite right, Marella. In my youth, I did get up to some pranks, which I really couldn’t tell you about now that I’m a mature and sensible adult,” he said hurriedly, as he saw Riva looking at him with a gleam in her eyes.
“Hmmm,” said Riva and continued down the hallway.
“Come and see me later and I’ll tell you some stories,” whispered Bradan to Marella, eyes twinkling and a smile across his face.
“I heard that,” said Edlin with a serious look. “You’ll do no such thing, Marella…,” he added and paused. Then as a smile broke free, he whispered to both Bradan and Marella, “…unless I can come with you.”
“Loved Marella, the prequel to Water Weaver! Morgan has a way with words; her vivid imagination kept me reading until the end. Marella is a quick, fun read for readers young and old to enjoy. I recommend this book to all who enjoy fantasy and fun.” – Angela McPherson, author
Marella is available as both ebook and paperback, from major retailers – https://books2read.com/u/3L96B0
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28225415-marella