Friday, April 25, 2014

The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Mystical Mountains of Terra (Book 2 in the series) by Ngaire Elder is Free on!

The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Mystical Mountains of Terra(Book 2 in the series) by Ngaire Elder is #free for now.

A race against time. Good versus evil. The Sceptre of Malvado is at risk of falling into the wrong hands, and Soldier's fate depends on its recovery. Can Cecilia and Soldier find the sceptre before the total eclipse of the sun or will someone else beat them to it? 
Another gripping adventure for Cecilia Spark, with lots of thrills and spills along the way. 
Suitable for 5-8 year old boys and girls. 
Illustrated novel. 

The Adventures of Cecilia Spark - the Brimstone Forest

This is the story about a girl called Cecilia who is captured by a witch whilst she is bug hunting in her garden. The witch takes Cecilia to her witchwam in the Brimstone Forest and she is locked in a cage. 
This is the start of Cecilia's enchanting adventure. As the story unravels we read about her encounter with the snapdragon plants, her entrapment in a dragon net and her meeting with the Troglosauruses. 
Can Cecilia outwit her captor and find her way home? Get ready for the adventure of a life time and meet the mesmerizing characters and creatures from Brimstone Forest. 
The story is beautifully illustrated throughout - creator Peter Maddocks. His illustrations capture the magic and charm of this spellbinding adventure. 

This is the first book in the new series - The Adventures of Cecilia Spark. 

Target audience - 5-8 years old. Great book for reading aloud. 

Extract from Amazon review posted 09 February 2012 - "What an enchanting tale ... The descriptions of Cecilia Spark's adventure magically transport the reader into her world ... the wonderful illustrations really bring the story and its characters alive ..." LNC.

The Adventures of Cecilia Spark: Dragon's Star 

“The creature had been disturbed. Swishing its tail, it sailed effortlessly towards the noise source. It could clearly see something at the edge of the water ...The giant water creature was getting closer and closer to its substantial meal. With one final flick of its powerful tail, it would be over.” 

Cecilia Spark is in a race against time. Her challenge is to save the last Millennium Dragon, captured by a hideous Knight of Darkness, and reunite him with the star that gives him his power. With Orson, Ractus and Pacha by her side, Cecilia must rescue Fuego and save the Land of Dragons from an endless, desperate gloom. 

Harassed by crooked imps, captured in the lair of a giant spider, lost in the darkest of dungeons and threatened by a hidden river monster, will Cecilia and her brave friends succeed in their quest? 

Illustrated novel. Age range 4 to 9 year old boys and girls.


Ngaire Elder, author of The Adventures of Cecilia Spark novels, is a natural storyteller whose love of animals is reflected in her work.
Ngaire was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland, where she spent most of her childhood playing with her brother and her imaginary friends. As a child, she wrote plays, just for fun, but it would be years before her first book was ultimately published.
After college and university, Ngaire embarked on a career in the health and safety sector. As a Health and Safety Advisor, she was instrumental in implementing health and safety laws in the workplace. After meeting her husband, she chose a new occupation, and became a full-time wife and mother.
In the past decade, Ngaire has managed to balance a writing career and family commitments. She has participated in reading events at primary schools in County Derry, Northern Ireland, and has taught English to young children participating in the Spanish school system's extracurricular activity programme. She has been interviewed extensively by European and American bloggers, and her work has been featured in Indie Author News, British Indie Fiction, and the Coleraine Times.

Ngaire is a passionate supporter of horse rescue, having volunteered in a rescue center in southern Spain. She is actively involved in fund raisers supporting not only local rescue centers, but also for international programs, such as saving the wild mustangs in the Pryor Mountain range in Montana.



  1. Looking forward to Cecilia's next adventure.

  2. Brenda, thank you so much for helping to promote Cecilia Spark's freebie. I hope those who downloaded The Mystical Mountains of Terra enjoyed her adventure. Hugs n x
    ps love the MMT banner - so cool n x

  3. Well this is a surprise!!! Wonderful to see your work all in one place and lovely to see Brenda in charge of the gallery!!! Terrific stuff, N! :-)