Linda M Crate

Phoenix Tears


Phoenix is an ordinary boy or so he thinks. When he is transported by accident to Léeñovâ of the planet Hahisâ, he doesn’t know what to think. Once the doubt vanishes, and he realizes this isn’t a dream, will Phoenix abandon the world he’s always known for a land full of uncertainty and surprises?

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Phoenix is the boy next door, or so everyone believed. When an accident transcports him to Léeñovâ, Phoenix’s true self emerges. Léeñovâ looks and feels, at times, like Earth but is not. Phoenix is determined to get back to Earth, but as time progresses and friendships blossom, he wonders would it be a good thing to return back to his home planet? There he has an aunt and uncle that resent him, and his only friend is his cousin Becky. Phoenix learns, however, that sometimes being a prince isn’t as easy as it seems. One is undoubtedly bound in duty and honor, and a responsibility to protect one’s country and the citizens of said country. In saving himself, can he save Léeñovâ, too?

Phoenix Tears is the first book of the Phoenix Ascending Series. A young boy mistreated by his aunt and uncle beloved by only one of his cousins, virtually friendless discovers a world so very different from his own quite by accident. Phoenix lands in the country of Léeñovâ on the planet Hahisâ. Here he finds that his parents aren’t so dead as his aunt and uncle would have led him to believe, that he has siblings, and this has him start to question everything…


About the Author:

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has five published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press – June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon – January 2014), If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016), My Wings Were Made to Fly (Flutter Press, September 2017), and splintered with terror (Scars Publications, January 2018), and one micro-chapbook Heaven Instead (Origami Poems Project, May 2018).

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