Lily doesn't like change although it seems to follow her everywhere she goes: change of house, change of school, change of friends. She does a pretty good job at rejecting it every chance she gets, but when she stumbles upon an enchanted world full of crystal stone beaches, mermaids, and witches, everything moves faster than she can even perceive possible. And no one seems to be bothered by it! She has two choices--stay in misery on her own, or learn how to surrender.
Sa Neo is the enchanted world inside Lost Nowhere and it consists of seven different lands, each with their own ruler. As Lily explores the lands, she is taught the magical ways of the Sa Neo people, but it is the mermaids who rule underwater that Lily finds most compelling. The Princess Mermaid, Crysanthe, is fond of Lily also, and together they form an unbreakable bond. There is one rule though - Lily must keep the existence of the mermaids secret from the Sa Neo people, for such news of their existence could create a jealous rage, and worse, war.
As Lily is exposed to unwelcome popularity, she is forced to juggle her secrets between the people of the land and the creatures of the sea. Conflicted with whom to trust, Lily quickly realizes that the world of Sa Neo is not as it seems, pushing her to quickly decipher who is real and what is not.
Lost Nowhere is a poetic fantasy, woven with spirituality and magical realism, that will encourage readers to learn how to accept fate and love themselves.
Lost Nowhere is a must-read for anyone who has questioned what life is and why we are here.
Interview with Phoebe Garnsworthy, author of Lost Nowhere: The Epic Tale of Queens, Witches, Mermaids and Magic
What inspired you to write Lost Nowhere ?
My obsession with magic began as young as I can remember! In middle grade I was enchanted with our own universe, the sun, the moon and the stars. By the time I reached my teenage years I had mastered white witch rituals, swam with mermaids and visited fairies in the garden. In my dreams, I travelled to unbelievable places, beyond my own imagination. My life danced in one never ending journey, full of spirituality, visionary and metaphysical supernatural synchronicity. I am in constant admiration for all the beauty and magic in our world, and I feel that people forget to see this. I wrote Lost Nowhere to remind everyone of how beautiful the world is. Yes there will always be good and bad, but we can choose to see the good and can inspire others to too.
What kind of reader is going to like this book?
Lost Nowhere is aimed at middle grade, teens and young adults who are coming of age and have a keen interest in epic fantasy books. The reader must be willing to journey with me into an unknown world where queens and witches rule the land and mermaids rule the seas. Neither are aware of each others existence, and are therefore threatened of one another's power. It is relevant to today as misunderstanding often leads to fear and battles of the ego. I invite my readers to learn about themselves in this safe haven, where you will question everything you have ever known about life and humanity and will see the world in a more positive light. Perhaps you have noticed changes in yourself and those around you or that your world is not as you thought it was. Here I address those issues, and help you understand why you think this way. But in a fun fantasy world where Queens, Witches, Magical Sorcerers, Mermaids and Fairies will guide you as your teacher.
About the Author
Phoebe Garnsworthy is an Australian female author who loves to discover magic in everyday lives. She has travelled the world extensively, exploring eastern and western philosophies alike, while studying the influences that these beliefs have on humanity. The intention of her writing is to encourage conscious living and unconditional love. Lost Nowhere is a coming of age fantasy directed at middle graders, teen & young adult readers who enjoy a magical journey into the unknown. Garnsworthy explores spiritual themes of philosophy through her writing while creating visionary and metaphysical fictional worlds full of magic, witches, queens, mermaids, crystals and so much more! Lost Nowhere is a safe place where one can escape to. An inspiring world where troubled souls can build confidence within themselves and have faith in the world around them. A note from the Author: When writing Lost Nowhere, I imagined a book I would like to have read when I was growing up. A magical book that transported me to an enchanted world, while it expanded the depths of my mind and challenged me to truly understand reality as we know it. Throughout my adolescence I always had the feeling there was something bigger than myself but I didn't know what or who to talk to. I had difficulty being present with people when I was experiencing so many supernatural occurrences play out around me. My dreams were full of lucid awareness, astral travel and mystical synchronicity. My meditations were like a vortex of spinning energy where I saw visions and met foreign people. Sometimes it scared me, or made me seem weird to others if I talked out loud about it. I created this book as an exploration of my imagination. And through it I have adapted many spiritual philosophies, elements of consciousness, meditation, dreams, chakras, quantum physics- they are all entwined throughout my novel in mysterious and inspirational ways. The deeper your understanding of what reality is will reveal your world inside of Lost Nowhere. - Phoebe Garnsworthy