Below the Moon

Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager. Cancer left her mute, but not powerless. Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family—her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend—in locating the cure to her illness. This cure is entangled in the fate of all worlds, and threatened by the presence of an evil Star anchored in the sea. The Star has thrown life everywhere into chaos—and it is Ella who holds the key to unlocking its mystery.

Caught in a web of betrayal, mistaken identities, secrets, and love triangles, Ella, Tessa, and Archie must overcome their troubled pasts to ensure a future for all worlds. On this journey—armed with unearthly abilities and unexpected allies—each member of the Wellsley family will learn the power of love in the face of their greatest fears.

Author: Alexis Marie Chute

Publication Date: October 15, 2019

AMAZON
BARNES & NOBLE
IBOOKS
INDIEBOUND

Description

2019 Living Now Book Awards Bronze Medal in Adventure Fiction

“With this follow-up to Above the Star, Chute has produced another book of immense beauty and heart-stopping peril. As this spectacular company of brave yet vulnerable characters race against time towards the Star and a cure for 15-year-old Ella, they must battle floods and sea monsters, treacherous mazes, malicious shape-shifting sands, and a host of fierce enemies. With stunning imagery and imaginative prose, Chute brings to life a dark magical world where love and wonder shine brightly. A terrific read!”
—Fran Kimmel, award-winning author of The Shore Girl and No Good Asking

 

Praise for Book 1 in the series Above the Star:

“Will hold you spellbound until the last page.”
Reader’s Favorite

“Think of Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings and Homer’s Odyssey all wrapped up together.”
― Raymond Gariepy, editor of WestWord magazine

“Shows readers that there is a power within all of us to change the world.”
― Jessica Kluthe, author of Rosina, The Midwife

About the Author

Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning author, artist, filmmaker, curator, and inspirational speaker. Her memoir, Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing, and Pregnancy After Loss, was a Kirkus Best Book of 2017 and received many literary awards. Expecting Sunshine is also a highly acclaimed feature documentary film, produced and directed by the author, that was screened around the world in 2018 and 2019. Chute holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer, curator of InFocus Photography Exhibition, and a widely published writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Her 8th Island Trilogy has been called “A Wrinkle in Time meets The Princess Bride” (Lee Lee Thompson, The Perpetual You), and was a 2018 “Top 15 Unputdownable YA Reads” pick (Bookstr). She lives in snowy Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband, Aaron, and their three living children.