Masterfully-crafted by Rose M. Channing, ‘The Mansion’s Twins’ is volume one in the ‘At the Crossworlds’ series – a compelling saga that fuses the real world with magic to help girls realize that no feat is beyond their abilities. In this first installment, readers travel with twins Ellie and Savannah to an enigmatic mansion, as they are tasked to uncover the center of magic, reset its balance and literally save the world. One critic has already hailed it “Unique and Unusual”.
Ashland, OR -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/25/2015 -- While young adult fantasy is rapidly becoming a staple of the literary landscape, both readers and critics are currently crying out for wholly-unique new narratives that don't succumb to recycling of the 'same-old' concepts. Thankfully, Rose M. Channing is stepping up to the plate with gusto; melding the genre's cherished traditional foundations with an empowering message for all young girls looking to take on the world.
It's all wrapped up into 'The Mansion's Twins', volume one of the 'At the Crossworlds' series. This is girl power as it was always meant to be…
Ellie and Savannah Senka, fourteen year old twins, ran away from their unhappy homes, thinking they'd return after a brief adventure. Together, they journey to another world.
The new world is full of magic, but though it was once beautiful, it is damaged, unbalanced, and dangerous after a terrible storm. Ellie and Savannah may be the only ones with the power to restore the world to its original state, for the magic of twins is rare and powerful.
The girls are welcomed into a grand mansion, the safest place in the aftermath of the storm. There, they learn who they are, and what they have to do. To restore the world, they must travel through the mansion to the center of magic and reset the balance.
They discover their own magical abilities, find joy and friendship in the mansion's family, and face the dangers of the storm's left-behind magic. The journey to the center of magic is full of twists and turns, magic and excitement. Ellie and Savannah support each other to overcome obstacles along the way, knowing the whole world is depending on them.
"I didn't want to construct just any old fantasy/magic novel, but one that catered to the urgent need for female empowerment," explains Channing. "The story features women that are each, in their own ways, immensely powerful and fearless. They collectively form a band of role models all young girls should be exposed to."
Continuing, "The story also celebrates sisterhood, the camaraderie associated with it and attempts to dive a bit deeper into the facets of twins that everyone is secretly curious about. Come along for the ride; working together has never been so much fun!"
Readers agree, leaving a slew of positive reviews. Sam G. comments, "Channing's writing style is earnest and ebullient, just like her young heroines. I loved the purity and the sense of joy that came through even in the book's more desperate, somber or eerie moments. Highly recommended for its sense of adventure and magical style."
Chloe H. adds, "This is the kind of book children and young adults should be reading. Beautiful, magical fantasy with two young sisters, 14 year olds Ellie and Savannah Senka, who experience both camaraderie and the trials of working together all through immensely exciting adventures in a well-set scene."
'The Mansion's Twins (At the Crossworlds Book 1)' is available now: http://amzn.to/1xs69Jm
About Rose M. Channing
Rose M. Channing lives in the mansion with Ellie and Savannah most of the time, but when she can get outside her fantasy land, she lives in Oregon with her loud and loving family, a fat lazy cat, and a lot of nonsense-filled notebooks.