Book Name: The Wish Trilogy
Author: Deby Adair
Publisher: Great Minds Think Aloud Publishing
Release date: August 26, 2012
Formats: Paperback, eBook
Wish – Dreams Beginning (Wish Trilogy #1)
Wish Again – Dreams Truth (Wish Trilogy #2)
The Third Wish – Dreams Honour (Wish Trilogy #3)
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Author Site: Jamie Haden and Author’s Page on Great Minds Independent and Jamie Haden’s Blog
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THE WISH TRILOGY
BOOK 1: WISH
From the mists of time there comes a long-lost tale of unicorns.
‘Wish – Dreams Beginning’, Book One of the Wish trilogy.
When a homeless girl called Rielle and her unusual dog Pud become hopelessly lost in a wild landscape, they find themselves in an untamed forest. Here they meet an enigmatic unicorn who charms Rielle with his cryptic ways. Soon Rielle and Pud find themselves locked into an adventure of soul-seeking, friendship, mystery and truth that is both disarming and sometimes sinister.
Meet unicorns as you’ve never thought of them before; ancient forests and unusual creatures. – Although classified for Children and Teens, this book is also receiving heartfelt reviews from adults.
BOOK 2: WISH AGAIN
As a timeworn legend comes to life, can the past be mended and the present put right?
‘Wish Again – Dreams Truth’, Book Two of the Wish trilogy.
Disarming, charismatic and thrilling, this book explores friendship, complex characters, trust and the ethereal beauty and archetypal power of unicorns such as you have never seen unicorns before.
Fast-paced, this book draws you from one chapter to the next in a series of unfolding scenes that send you hurling to its conclusion with bated breath.
Wish Again- Dreams Truth by Deby Adair has been nominated for the 2011 Aurealis Awards – Australia’s Premier Award for Speculative Fiction written by an Australian Citizen.
Although classified for Children and Teens, it is also receiving rave reviews from adults. Wish Again-Dreams Truth-Book Two of the WISH trilogy.
BOOK 3: THE THIRD WISH
An ancient feud and a race for power, who will have the final victory? And what of the unicorns… which destiny will they be keeping?
Her blood brothers, three shifters who have the desires of both man and animal surround her, promising everlasting friendship and protection. Now, Talisa will put her life in their hands, depart from her mother, and begin the journey of a lifetime. However, the majestic mountains hold many secrets and danger lurks in the night. There are evil tricksters everywhere that want her dead. As Talisa falls prey to the confusion of her own sexuality, she unleashes an untamed passion that may get them all killed.
Interview Your Character – Bibs, Imperial Guard Snail
• How do you feel about your family, now that you’re an adult? My family? Is my family here? Where’s my family? Please tell me you didn’t invite my family! Everyone knows that Imperial Guard Snails avoid their family … we drive each other nuts,! Ah, thank you, my family isn’t here. Phew! Can you keep a secret? I do have a soft spot for my cousin, little Bobs.
• What do you want from life? A bunch of green leaves, a dark corner for snoozing, a garden with no big critters and a visit from a unicorn now and then.
• What, in the outside world, is preventing you from getting it? Well, ahem, I do live in WISH and when I did visit the outside world, well, if you’ve read the WISH trilogy, you’ll know how that turned out!
• What would you want to have most? I’m not tall enough to eat those great big leaves on high trees with the flappy bits that everyone tells me are really tasty; so, looooong legs, I guess.
• What must happen before you overcome this? Hmm, the trees must shrink?
• If you were granted three wishes, what would you ask for? Oh boy, you really haven’t read the WISH trilogy!
• What three things would you take to a Desert Island? Food, food, food. Hey, maybe they’re my three wishes!
• In your relationship with others, how are you different with family than you are with friends? Why? In my world, friends come in really great and interesting packages: unicorn friends, friends that vanish; Rielle, (ah, she’s amazing that kid,) Pud, (he’s so noble it busts my heart,) First Ones (how do I ever get to become like them?) Family – nag, nag, nag, be better, behave, be strong, be good… argh! I go great places with friends!
• How do you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period? Oooooh, young lady, that is a very personal question! Imperial Guards sign a non-disclosure form upon entering courtship and we never tell a thing!
• What parts of loving come easy for you? Hard? Zzzzzzzzzzzzz……zzzzzzzz. Lala la lala… I’m still non-disclosed, here!
• How do you decide if you can trust someone? Experience with others? with this person? First impressions? Intuition? Do you test the person somehow? Or are you just generally disposed to trust or not to trust? Hmm, good question… all pretty much black and white really. See, it’s like this – in the unicorn forest, life is safe. In the outside world you don’t trust anyone. In WISH, it’s really weird and you double don’t trust anyone, unless you know them first, and even then they might change into something else, so you can never be too sure.
• When you walk into a room, what do you notice first? Second? First, if there are any door knobs ’cause I can’t open door knobs (this has been known to cause problems)… and second, if there’s food.
• When you walk into a room, what do you expect people to notice about you? (Snort)… That I’m an honourable member of the Imperial Guard, of course!
• Describe yourself to me. People say I’m scatty, silly, somnambulistic and slimy, but I’m really not. They reckon I forget stuff but I’m sure I remember things, well, pretty sure. Hey, I’m a child of Nature, and I get around alright. Anyway, at least I try to always look on the bright side!
• Is one sense more highly developed than another? (Are you more visual, or audible, etc., or do you rely on the famous sixth sense?) Smell. Ahhh, the lovely smell of leaves in spring…. sorry, didn’t mean to drool on your shoes… oh, they’re new shoes… heh, yee.
• Did you turn out the way you expected? The way your parents predicted? Ooh, that’s a hard one. Actually, after making big mistakes, I turned out pretty good! My parents? You haven’t invited them here have you?
• What really moves you, or touches you to the soul? The sound of unicorns trilling and their presence… yeah, it’s a WISH thing. It makes my heart go all sad and happy at the same time and I want to cry and laugh all at once, you know, like you just did when I drooled on your shoes…
• What’s the one thing you have always wanted to do but didn’t/couldn’t/wouldn’t? What would happen if you did do it? I want to be able to vanish, you know, like some of my friends do! I have no idea what would happen if I did do it… that’s why I want to do it!!
• What do you consider are your strengths? Eating. Being happy.
• What do you consider are your weaknesses? Er, I’ve been told on one or two occasions that I am a bit rash and impulsive….
• What is one physical attribute you are proud of? Easy, my shell!
• What one physical attribute would you change? Taller… remember … high trees and juicy leaves?
• What do you consider your special talent? Imperial Guarding.
• What do you wish your special talent was? Going as fast as a bird.
• What are you most proud of about your life? Ahhh, that’s easy, you know that moment in Wish Again-Dreams Truth, when I …. what was the question again?
• Is there anything you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t done? What would happen if you did it? I always wanted to ride a unicorn but that would be breaking the rule of no-riding-unicorns and I’m sure I would be punished terribly, somehow. (Shudder.)
• What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done? Why? Oh no, I was hoping you wouldn’t ask me that! Lur….li…b…it…W….. Pardon? please speak up. You do know I’ll never forgive you for asking? It was when I stupidly took little Bobs into…. ah, you know the part… the BIG mistake in Book Two!
• Describe your ideal mate. Happy, funny.
• What are you most afraid of? Being eaten by something bigger than me.
• What’s the most important thing in your life? What do you value most? Living in the unicorn forest when I can. And my friends. I love my clever, exciting, beautiful and very, very brave friends.
• How do you feel about your life right now? What, if anything, would you like to change? I want to live permanently in the forest and never leave. I hope Ms Adair lets me do that one day.
• If you could be a human, who would it be? I would be Will. He and I have both made big mistakes…so I kind of ‘get’ the guy … and he’s human, and humans can reach those big green leaves in the tall trees.
• What do you consider your greatest achievement? Escaping from the Sorcerer of Great Contempt, more than once!
• What is your idea of perfect happiness? Unicorn forest.
• What is your current state of mind? Happy.
• What is your favourite occupation? Exploring new food.
• What is your most treasured possession? My shell and my taste buds.
• What or who is the greatest love of your life? ‘NON DISCLOSURE!’
• What is your favourite journey? Exploring caves!
• What is your most marked characteristic? I’m brave sometimes, it’s my job.
• When and where were you the happiest? Forest, trees, quiet, peace, no family, lots of butterflies and a ball of moss. I think it was when I was a tiny little guy.
• What is it that you most dislike? Blazing sun and nowhere to hide.
• What is your greatest fear? Being eaten by something large and scary.
• What is your greatest extravagance? A 48 hour non-stop eating fest, if I can get it.
• Which living person do you most despise? Hmm mm…. no one at the moment, but I did hate the Sorcerer of Great Contempt.
• What is your greatest regret? Watching my little cousin cry and knowing it was all my fault.
• Which talent would you most like to have? Flying or vanishing.
• Where would you like to live? Unicorn forest, aren’t you listening?
• What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being boiled alive by French chefs. Those delicate sauces are not all they’re cut out to be.
• What is the quality you most like in a man? Enin On… he’s compassionate, kind, strong and bold.
• What is the quality you most like in a woman? Rielle, ok, she’s a girl… but she’s tough, smart, quick witted and true.
• What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? I don’t think before I speak occasionally, sometimes, mostly.
• What is the trait you most deplore in others? Meanness.
• What do you most value in your friends? My friends are unique, brave and they do good deeds, sometimes amazing deeds, mostly exceptional deeds. I love my friends… did I mention that before?
• Who is your favourite hero of fiction? Hmm…. well, I don’t do fiction; too busy in real life.
• Who are your heroes in real life? Oooooh, I don’t want to pick and choose, I might leave someone out and then the others would be offended… ok, Pud.
• Which living person do you most admire? Rielle.
• What do you consider the most overrated virtue? False modesty.
• On what occasions do you lie? Heck, never! Well, I don’t remember, really…
• Which words or phrases do you most overuse? ‘I’m hungry.’
• If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be? You clearly haven’t been listening… legs… tall, juicy leaves, tall trees…..
• What are your favourite names? Candela and Coraggio – they sound like bells ringing to my ears.
• How would you like to die? In my sleep when I’m really, really, really ancient, like Bobs. Not that he’s dead, but you know, he’s really, really antediluvian, so when I’m like him.
• If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be? Is it too much to dream to be a unicorn?
• What is your motto? ‘Act first, think later!’ Er, hang on, or is that, ‘Think first, act later?’ Um, ‘Eat first, think later?’ Er…’Think and eat on your feet?’ Hmm…’Think on the run?’ I know! ‘EAT ON THE RUN.’
During my ‘travels’ as a writer, as a follower of mythical marvels, a dreamer who shapes words, and a believer in making dreams come true, I have met unicorns.
I met them long ago, when I was a girl… a girl whom animals followed through the streets, who sat under shady trees and talked to the ethers, sending out her thoughts in happy, floating imaginings; who deliberately touched trees as she passed them and climbed rocky, red soiled and sun-struck hills, barefoot. A girl who cradled her pet chicken for hours at a time, stroking the red feathers and telling her things about the magical ministries of nature and fairies, which chickens must already know as they scratch in the yard and roll in the dirt after a day of dozing in the sun.
There was so much to understand and learn about places unseen – hidden places – places where beauty unravelled as naturally as a mountain stream, where waterfalls of galloping horses would masquerade as drops of water, vibrating with essences invisible to the mortal eye. Hanging fig trees with grand canopies hid the music-halls of fairies and, in the tumbling sun-slants of thick forest undergrowth, there walked elves and their consorts, stately beings with watchful eyes.
Humans played no part in these places; they were the scratch that soured the day; muttering and grumbling about the inconvenience of passing thunder storms, moaning about the things they needed or didn’t need, telling a small child what she could, and could not do.
But I knew something then which I lost for a while, and yet, in the blink of an eye, in later life, reclaimed.
I knew that if I closed my eyes and drifted with morning mists or walked barefoot in streams or on dew, if I held a cricket in my hand and listened to its chirp – all the time my eyes shut tight – then suddenly, when the moment chose, the whole world would entangle in a web of perfect silence and, in that moment, it would happen. A brush upon my brow or on my bare-skinned arm and the sigh of a gentle breath… the softest most intangible fleeting gossamer touch would send tingles up my spine. And I knew, I knew for certain, that I had felt the unicorn’s kiss.
‘What is that?’ you ask, almost believing me. Well, I will tell you this: A unicorn’s kiss is the brush of their forelock or mane upon those lucky humans still unsullied by the mortal world – a child of pure heart – and the merest sensation of their breath accompanies the stroke of their silken touch. Yet in the second that you open your eyes to catch a glimpse, there may only be one thing which, captive in your mortal shell, you may or may not hear – the swish of a step as they leave.
It’s rarer now. Even for the pure of heart, the earth is filled with noise and harsh battering. Fences patch the planet far and wide and trees and forests dwindle from man’s harsh hand, whilst the gentle spirits that care for them are fleeing, eradicated by terror from the human smell and touch.
However, there is still a unicorn forest. It is the last place that immortality reigns and can be shown to us in our frail human lifespan. But I cannot tell you where that is… for you must find it for yourself.
‘Be careful where you tread
On a misty winter’s night
For stories tell of things we dread
But they may not be right
Be careful where you tip-toe
On a morning kissed with spring
For you may see the unicorn
As she stops to breathe dew in
Be careful where you stand and sing
Should you do so near a mountain stream
For you may lose your heart my friend
Deby Adair is an author, artist, graphic artist and equestrian. An avid follower of the mystical and mysterious, Deby Adair has always loved the purity and truth of unicorns and their archetypal majesty. A past professional equestrian, Deby loves all animals and champions animal rights, the environment and human rights. She believes we must take care of our natural world.
An avid reader all her life, Deby began writing stories, poetry and prose from a very young age, the WISH trilogy is based on many works of writing and art which she produced as a girl but later embellished and created into her three novels.
Writing this trilogy and creating a vast collection of wonderful, exciting art works has occupied her for many years now. We hope you enjoy her much loved books and wonderful artwork as much as Deby enjoyed creating them!
Thank you so much, Ms. Adair, for taking the time to stop by and talk to us about your fantastic new release! Best of luck to you in the future!