Lights in the Dark

The Defenders Series

The Defenders series features Serena Archer's debut novel, Defenders and the Water of Florence. The Water of Florence is also the first book in the series.

The series is for middle-grade audiences who are fans of Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger and Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordian. 

Before publishing, Archer spent four years developing the story and estimates six full length novels along with one novella. To learn more click here.

Archer's series is sure to become your child's favorite.

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Defenders and the Water of Florence

Fourteen-year-old Anaca Maywell knows better than to be searching for the Defenders. But how could she resist their promises?

 

The Defenders are creatures not heard of by many, but exist like all of us. Sometimes among us. They have unlocked their full potential allowing them to attain supernatural abilities. The price? Promising moral high ground. Will everyone follow? Definitely not. They pose a life of belonging, of resilience, of honor. When Anaca Maywell gets claimed for their planet, it's a dream come true. That is until she is struck with a staff causing her to see strange figures that haunt her. To stop them, she seeks the Water of Florence.

 

Come with Anaca and journey beyond the worlds.

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Defenders 1.5: The Worlds Beyond

Coming soon.

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Heirs of the Broken Throne

King Ragna is devastatingly human and ruler of the five intelligent species: merfolk, faeries, frosters, witches, and the most hated: humans. Because of the king’s human blood, he was forced to produce hybrid heirs of the other species besides humans. But when he’s given months to live, he calls all of his heirs to the throne including an illegitimate heir, a human named Adella. The heirs are forced to compete in a game of blood and amoral compass. After each test, one heir is killed in order to prevent the power of the crown from consuming them. The winner must win every game and kill off their half siblings in order to sit on the throne with a large crack going down its middle. To fix it, the winner must kill the king. As the only human in the games, Adella must rely on her cunning abilities and her ambition. One thought remains in her mind: what would she do to win?

 

Archer has creating a haunting and captivating story filled with rich, dark narrative. Readers will not be disappointed. 

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