~ About the Book ~
Title: Angus MacBain and the Agate Eyeglass
Series: Angus MacBain Series #2
Author: Angela J. Townsend
Published: October 28th, 2014
Page Count: 132
Genre: YA Fantasy
~ Synopsis ~When Angus MacBain finds that a Sea Hag has cast a deadly spell on Vanora’s father, he must once again set aside his life in the outside world to plunge into danger to save his friend’s father. But when he seeks out Fane, advisor to the MacBain Kings, Angus discovers that Vanora’s father is not the only one in dire peril. Now with two souls in mortal danger, Angus and Vanora must face the unknown challenges of Fingal’s Cave alone this time—without the aid of his trusted advisor. But what new and dreadful dangers lurk in the Hall of Kings? Armed with only the ancient weapon of the MacBain Kings, the heirloom amber eyeglass, Angus is about to find out.
Vanora’s eyes went wide. She turned slowly and pointed a shaky finger at the empty chair. “I just sat on someone’s lap.”
“What are you talking about?”
“I mean, there’s someone sitting in that chair!”
Angus sighed. “This was no time for joking around. I think you need a new prescription for your glasses.”
“See for yourself.” Vanora patted the chair. “Feel right there. A perfect set of legs.”
Angus hobbled closer, cautiously leaned forward, and touched the seat. Beneath his fingertips, he felt a warm pair of legs covered in a fleece material. Angus jerked his hand back.
Vanora crossed her arms. “See, I told you.”
~ About the Author ~
Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, she grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, she became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full-time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulation, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, she divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing.
Angela’s Young Adult novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. Since that time, she has published three books with Clean Teen Publishing: Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings, River of Bones, and Moonflower. Angus MacBain and The Agate Eyeglass, the second book in the Angus MacBain series, will be released by Clean Teen Publishing in October of 2014.
Angela also has two of her horror novels in pre-production for motion pictures—River of Bones and The Forlorned.
What inspired me to write Angus MacBain?
My Celtic roots were the inspiration for the Angus MacBain series. As a child, I grew up listening to ancient tales and legends of faraway places told to me by my grandparents. My heart and mind embraced those legends. My grandfather’s family name was MacBain, (spelled various ways) and they were from Scotland. In tribute to my great-grandfather I chose to name the lead character in my book, Angus MacBain.
The other inspiration I had for writing Angus MacBain, was the desire to write about a boy that was big for his age. So many times children are branded and alienated by their personal appearances and they become invisible and some are bullied. They live out their school days as if they were sentenced to constant pokes and humiliation and eventually turn inward, not enjoy the whimsical childhood life that their peers do. Many times these children are overlooked by not only their classmates, but their teachers, and coaches. Rarely does anyone get to know the heart and mind of the child, yet deep inside these beautiful children lies treasures that are bursting to be shared. I wanted to introduce to my readers that boy. The boy who had treasures beyond belief hidden deep inside of him and he had worth. Everyone deserves to be judged by their hearts and not their appearances.
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