02 Dec 2021

PhD student pens a magical tale

Drumlish author Teresa Clyne has just published her first collection. Photo: Michelle Ghee.
Teresa Clyne from Drumlish has just published her first book, a fiction fantasy instalment for 9-12 year olds.

Teresa Clyne from Drumlish has just published her first book, a fiction fantasy instalment for 9-12 year olds.

Entitled ‘Cypathia’, the book comes in three parts and tells the story of twins Kaia and Kolby, who become separated at birth.

Teresa is launching the first two parts of the trilogy now and if readers buy part one - ‘The Secret Princess’ , they will get part 2, ‘Reunited’ for free.

The books sound captivating and are certain to thrill younger readers . Teresa explains the premise of the magical tale.

“In the midst of a siege by the enemy King Mordor, Queen Theodora and King Alexander, make a heart-breaking decision,” said Teresa, adding their two children, Kaia and her brother Kolby, must leave Cypathia through a portal.

“Catherine and Isadora, two magic guardians, have created it especially. Once through, the portal must be sealed and the children cannot return until they come of age on their thirteenth birthday.

“As Isadora and Catherine take the babies through, they become separated. Whilst Catherine makes it through to Kaleseth with Kolby, Isadora ends up in a new world.

For thirteen years, Kaia and her guardian are slaves to the horrible Endora, her husband Iosaf and their nasty children. Tormented and subjected to menial labour, Kaia grows up oblivious to her own roots.

“In time,” adds Teresa, “she discovers a tiny bundle in the forest which quickly is discovered to be a dragon who she names Billow.

“On her thirteenth birthday, she discovers the shimmering portal which has re-opened and when Isadora reveals all, they are overheard and are held for ransom.”

The book was launched by Kindle publishing last weekend and will be launched in paperback on November 30. It is available from Amazon and Eason will also stock it from December 6.

A lecturer in law and forensic psychology , Teresa is currently undertaking a PhD in Law and her long term goals include becoming an award winning children’s writer and professor of law.

She has four children - three are grown up and her youngest child is 17. She also has five adored grandchildren from 11 years down to three years .

Her future plans include the launch of the third installment of‘ ‘Cypathia’.

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