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The Rise of Winter
The Rise of Winter

The Rise of Winter


Terra Protectorum


320 Pages, 5.25 x 7.5

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.99 (CA $12.99) (US $9.99)

Publication Date: May 2019

ISBN 9781771681582

Rights: WOR

Central Avenue Publishing (May 2019)


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Written by Silver Birch, Red Cedar, Rocky Mountain, and Foreword INDIES award-winning author, this middle grade fantasy series opener examines environmental destruction and coming to terms with identity

Centuries ago, Terra, the world, was nearly destroyed by humans. In the wake of that destruction, Terra created the Guardians—a group sworn to protect Her. But humans have returned to their plundering ways and Terra needs the Guardians. The Guardians are now fractured, their leader murdered years before. They need a new leader—a new Terra Protectorum—but when a young girl is chosen, outrage ensues. Questions demand answers. Why has Terra selected a girl with no knowledge of the Guardians? Why has she chosen a human when it is the humans destroying the earth? And most importantly, why has she chosen the girl whose father murdered the last Terra Protectorum?


"An environmental and metaphysical fantasy, The Rise of Winter is entertaining as it introduces a new world and leaves a great deal to explore." —Catherine Thureson, Foreword Reviews

"Both a hopeful, and harrowing, look at the future of the only planet we have ever called home." —Kevin Sylvester, author of The Almost Epic Squad: Mucus Mayhem

"Alex Lyttle has tapped into today's world of technological advancement and environmental destruction to create a fast-paced fantasy adventure in which the animal kingdom and one human girl must save us from ourselves. The Rise of Winter is a timely, thought-provoking page-turner." —Heather Camlot, author of Clutch

"Filled with pulse-pounding action, otherworldly characters to root for, and a timely message about the state of our planet, The Rise of Winter soars." —Joel A. Sutherland, author of Summer's End and the "Haunted Canada" series

Author Biography

Alex Lyttle is a pediatrician living in Calgary, Alberta with his wife and four children. His first novel, From Ant to Eagle, was based on his experiences as a doctor and won several awards. His second novel, The Rise of Winter, steps away from the medical world and enters that of fantasy.