The Crystal Tower of Light lies in the heart of Teernoman—a mystical island populated by female fairies, dwairies (dwarf fairies), and clairies (cloned fairies), and under the control of the ruthless dictator Queen
Danu the Great. Queen Danu’s thirst for vengeance leads her into the human world, in order to kidnap her one and only granddaughter. The child’s brother Luan will stop at nothing to save his little sister, but upon his arrival in Teernoman, he finds out hidden truths about his heritage and his family that he hadn’t bargained for. Everything is possible on this varied and unpredictable island, including magic, sorcery and terrible suffering, as Luan is soon to realise.
Ríona McGonagle was born in Galway and attended Colaiste lognaid before studying for her degree in modern languages in UCD. She has won a number of national and local youth competitions for creative writing and journalism in both English and Irish. After a year of acting in TG4's soap opera Ros na Run and involvement in student radio and newspapers, she began to write The Crystal Tower of Light, her first creative work for children.
Sharon O'Grady was born in Galway and attended Colaiste lognaid before studying for her degree in fine art in Cluain Mhuire Department of Art and Design. Her work has been displayed in exhibitions in Galway, including the print exhibition Impressions at the Galway Arts Centre in the summer of 2004.
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5.5 x 8.5, 192 pages