CHANNILLO
The Cinnabar Box
By Ilil Arbel

Series Description:

A tiny Cinnabar box contains the key to the water supply of an entire planet. The planet's ecology depends on a great river that periodically overflows. Only the key's rightful owner can restore the water supply, which has been hidden for centuries. The task needs a trained army – but for now, it is in the hands of fifteen-year-old Donna, who has just learned a shocking secret about herself. Donna must survive in an alien reality where magic is commonplace and where she meets dangerous beings she previously considered the subjects of fairy tales. A nightmarish trip to the terrifying Wizard Island, a ghost town that imprisons visitors in its empty houses, and encounters with an evil renegade vizier determined to keep the planet a desert are just a few of her adventures. Donna is no superhero, but she relies on her wits and resourcefulness, knowing that first, she must save her kidnapped aunt, whatever it takes. Second, she must never, ever break the Wicca Code!

Category/Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing



Author Bio For Ilil Arbel:

I am the author of several books, including biographies, memoirs, novels, mythology/folklore, and fantasy. In addition, I wrote short stories, articles, and educational materials and regularly contributed to Encyclopedia Mythica. Some years ago, I wrote "Witchcraft," a curriculum-enrichment book currently available on www.pantheon.org for the benefit of those interested in the theory and history of Wicca. 

Acknowledgements:

This book is dedicated to my granddaughter, Lilah Arbel, with many thanks for her generous and knowledgeable assistance and advice.

Notes:

This is an adventure story, but ecology, mythology, and history are vital elements in its concept. To the best of my knowledge, all the animals and plants, mythological or natural, are carefully researched and correct. The same applies to historical and mythical characters







Series Description:

A tiny Cinnabar box contains the key to the water supply of an entire planet. The planet's ecology depends on a great river that periodically overflows. Only the key's rightful owner can restore the water supply, which has been hidden for centuries. The task needs a trained army – but for now, it is in the hands of fifteen-year-old Donna, who has just learned a shocking secret about herself. Donna must survive in an alien reality where magic is commonplace and where she meets dangerous beings she previously considered the subjects of fairy tales. A nightmarish trip to the terrifying Wizard Island, a ghost town that imprisons visitors in its empty houses, and encounters with an evil renegade vizier determined to keep the planet a desert are just a few of her adventures. Donna is no superhero, but she relies on her wits and resourcefulness, knowing that first, she must save her kidnapped aunt, whatever it takes. Second, she must never, ever break the Wicca Code!

Category/Genre(s): Fantasy, Young Adult
Updated: Weekly
Status: Ongoing


Author Bio For Ilil Arbel:

I am the author of several books, including biographies, memoirs, novels, mythology/folklore, and fantasy. In addition, I wrote short stories, articles, and educational materials and regularly contributed to Encyclopedia Mythica. Some years ago, I wrote "Witchcraft," a curriculum-enrichment book currently available on www.pantheon.org for the benefit of those interested in the theory and history of Wicca. 

Acknowledgements:

This book is dedicated to my granddaughter, Lilah Arbel, with many thanks for her generous and knowledgeable assistance and advice.

Notes:

This is an adventure story, but ecology, mythology, and history are vital elements in its concept. To the best of my knowledge, all the animals and plants, mythological or natural, are carefully researched and correct. The same applies to historical and mythical characters