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Young Adult fiction

The award-winning Legacy in Legend series by Barbara Pietron:
An “off-the-beaten-path” YA series steeped in folklore and mythology

“. . . well-written and entertaining . . . Jeni makes for a likeable protagonist that readers will identify with.”
Publishers Weekly

“A great addition to Urban Fantasy shelves.”
School Library Journal

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Series description:

Most legends contain a spark of truth.

A single spark can start a fire.

Jeni never thought a family trip could change the course of her future, but a Native American artifact and a bit of her blood reveals her latent spiritual ability in the worst way possible; she unwittingly releases a mythic underwater monster. The ordeal brings her together with Ice, an apprentice medicine man. After his own harrowing confrontation with a legendary creature, Ice is chasing down Native American artifacts so they won’t fall into the wrong hands. Too late to prevent Jeni’s mishap, he joins with her to battle the underwater monster. But they soon learn that this is only the beginning of Jeni’s trials.

From the Mississippi Headwaters in Minnesota, to the river’s end in the Gulf of Mexico, the Legacy in Legend Series follows Jeni and her family as they visit various river towns where Jeni and Ice encounter malicious forces from local myths and legends. Jeni grows desperate to discover her spiritual heritage as each vengeful confrontation makes it more important for her to harness her spiritual ability. Only by learning to channel her power will she be able to protect herself and her loved ones and, ultimately, end the deadly attacks.


Legacy in Legend eBook starter packs available online:

Free eBook: Heart of Ice (prequel to Thunderstone)

Standalone YA novel, Soulshifter:

By Barbara Pietron

Sixteen-year-old Jack Ironwood knew exactly what he wanted.

Until he got it.

Jack was content to stay unnoticed by pretty and popular track-star, Natalie Segetich, until he overhears her claim that something took her friend Emma. As a soulshifter who can cross into the underworld, Jack knows the human-stealing Enuuki—hell’s messengers—are real and that a successful rescue mission would secure a future otherwise out of his reach. Working together, Jack and Natalie devise a plan to outwit the ruler of the underworld. Then on the eve of the quest, as Jack stands on the verge of seeing his dreams come true, he realizes he’s no longer sure what he wants. But it’s too late to back out. Pursued by the dark lord’s henchmen and ghastly mutant creatures, Jack and Natalie struggle to come out ahead in a battle and barter for souls. In the end, Jack will have to decide his own fate, because nothing short of a deal with the devil will get all three of them out of hell alive.

Interview with author Barbara Pietron:

Take a look at this interview with the author!