W.J. Lennox

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CS Lewis, Philip Pullman, JRR Tolkien

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Hi! I'm Wendy. I write fantasy books about damaged heroes and vengeful villains, real life places and faraway worlds, ancient myths and dark magic, fate and free will. I'm currently working on my first epic fantasy trilogy, THE CRYSTAL KEEPER. Set between present day Scotland and the medievalesque world of Galidom, the story centres around two dysfunctional families from two different worlds, bound by blood, fate, and two mysterious crystals.

I live with my husband and two sons in the Scottish Borders. BC (Before Children) I worked as a Senior Occupational Therapist in the field of neurology and medicine for ten years.

Being the omnipotent God of Galidom is a full-time job, but when I'm not creating kingdoms or cleaning up after my teenage

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Onwards and Upwards into 2019

Here, in my little corner of Scotland, the world is calm, the sky is unusually blue and my head, for once, is clear on this glorious New Year’s Day. It’s a day of hopeful beginnings, where nothing is certain and anything is possible, bringing with […]
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The Caves of Tavannar (Book 1 of The Crystal Keeper Trilogy) (Children's Books)
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Description: <B>ONE GIRL ~ TWO WORLDS ~ ONE SECRET</B> Some families are tied by blood, others by love, but one family is bound by a stronger thread. Destiny In an ordinary town in Scotland, thirteen-year-old Josie’s life is not just unravelling – it is spinning out of control. But when she uncovers a long-buried secret in her gran’s attic, fate decides to pull her from her messed up world, straight into another. Galidom Lost on a volcanic island, a sinister turn of events lead Josie and an unlikely ally on a perilous quest to Tavannar to free its enslaved inhabitants. But as they venture deep inside the mountain’s vast caverns and twisting tunnels, Josie soon finds herself thrust into an underground world of dark sorcery, deadly traps and shape-shifting demons. With no means of escape, and her only protection a mysterious crystal pendant, Josie is about to be tested in ways she never thought possible, nor chose. For where one crystal has the power to heal – another has the power to destroy. <U>Book Description</U> The Caves of Tavannar is the first book in the Crystal Keeper Trilogy. A story of friendship, courage, sacrifice and hope, it will take you on an extraordinary journey, where the entwined strands of time and destiny come full circle in a thrilling and unexpected conclusion.

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“We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.”
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.”
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“May it be a light to you in dark places, when all other lights go out.”
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