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YOUR NAME IN INK

The Trilogy

Avery Yue

BOOK ONE
The Village

The humans were getting bolder. 

Or, at least, that’s what Moon had been told.

Moonlight is a human, as a matter of fact. This would have been fine, had she not been seemingly abandoned in the Great Woods by her mother and taken in by a group of wolves called the Lambda Pack. Meanwhile, the nearby Village has sent out woodcutters to gather more resources for their rapidly swelling community, causing tension in the Woods. Tension that leads the Omika Pack, led by the red wolf Imia, to attack the Lambda Pack because of Moon’s residence there, which then leads to Moon, along with her friends Kiva, Chase, Inky, and Fawn, being abandoned (again) in the Great Woods. 

Caden is the resident Healer in the Village while his father is in a coma. When Jack, his best friend, runs in with reports of a white wolf in the Woods, Caden decides to pin the last of his hopes on the rumor that a pure white animal can cure anything. But, of course, because this could never be easy, the white wolf happens to be Kiva, one of Moon’s friends. And, when Caden realizes there’s a random girl running around the Woods, he, as the Healer, feels an obligation to help (and maybe get Moon out of the way in the meantime).

Moon just wants Imia to leave her alone. Imia just wants all the humans to go away. As Moon is, as stated prior, a human, this makes it a bit tricky.

So, no actually, it was very much not fine.

It hardly ever was with Moon.

Sales of Avery’s trilogy support Willow Way Tutoring & Enrichment Inc. and Society of Young Inklings’ scholarship program.

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BOOK TWO
The Town

Caden has never known his mother. According to pretty much everyone he knows, she died in a fire around the same time Moon was abandoned. But Caden has always hoped and dreamed that, just maybe, possibly, potentially, she was alive. When the Village is destroyed by Imia’s flood and Elder Wolfsfend puts Caden in charge of leading Moon, the wolves, and Hope, the Village baker, and Leo, a carpenter’s apprentice, to the Town to bring back supplies, Caden sees it as the perfect opportunity to find his mother. After all, Moon’s mother, Sarah, was recorded as having been in the Town—why not his own?

Unfortunately, nobody else sees it that way.

Meanwhile, Jack, Caden’s ex-best-friend, is also heading to the Town in order to kickstart his dream, regardless of whether Caden still wants to be in it. During his journey he encounters a mangled wolf and rescues her in an attempt to do the right thing. 

She only looks blood-red in certain lighting. Of course she isn’t Imia, that would mean he’s been traveling with someone who destroyed their Village and tried to kill him. Just because he never actually saw Imia during the battle doesn’t mean he wouldn’t recognize her when he saw her.

Right?

Sales of Avery’s trilogy support Willow Way Tutoring & Enrichment Inc. and Society of Young Inklings’ scholarship program.

BOOK THREE
The City

Caden is a planner. Caden likes plans and waiting and thinking things through. This has gotten them out of a lot of sticky situations in the past.

Hope is not a planner. Hope likes to jump in feet-first and do stupid things like abandon their team to go after Moon, who’s en route to the City after being snatched off the ground and swung off on the back of somebody’s horse. Maybe this time the journey could use someone a little more like Hope, especially because the longer Caden waits to leave the farther Moon gets until they had no chance of rescuing her.

Hope has done some unfortunate things. She’s lied and stolen and cheated and she knows that—this could be her chance to prove she’s better now. If Jack can do it, so could she. She won’t plan or wait or think things through—in fact, she’ll do the opposite, especially because there’s a very high chance her father is in the City and she’d very much rather not think about that. 

Maybe that was why Wolfsfend chose them in particular to go to the Town in the first place. It wasn’t because Hope was a navigator, or Caden was a healer, or Moon was the Wolf Girl. They all just happened to have at least one missing parent. At least that puts Hope closer to the heroes of all her favorite stories, whose defining characteristics are often their tragic backstory. Hope wants to redeem herself, so even if Caden wouldn’t run after Moon, Hope would.

It’s what the hero would do.

Sales of Avery’s trilogy support Willow Way Tutoring & Enrichment Inc. and Society of Young Inklings’ scholarship program.

Buy Now:

Indiebound  / Amazon

 

About Avery

Avery Yue wrote the first draft of the first book in her trilogy, The Village, when she was ten years old (she is now fifteen), during the editing process of Salim’s Battle, and has since near-completely rewritten it. Be grateful for that, really. 

The first draft had another reptile and a bird in it for no reason. It shall never see the light of day again. This book specifically was inspired by everyone she knew (including herself) liking wolves at some level (often a high one), but she is more often struck by ideas out of the blue than having an idea spawn from a particular source. Aside from that, she is working on many other stories, although if she will publish them remains to be seen (none of them have random talking animals, though).

She is still homeschooled, still lives in California with her mother, father, dog, and brother, and still finds writing about herself in the third person weird. 

Avery’s Process

The Trilogy is Avery’s second project through our Your Name in Ink program.  Together with her mentor, Naomi Kinsman, Avery spent over three years drafting and revising these three books. We are so proud of her for her dedication, investment of time and passion, and celebrate all of her growth through this ambitious project.

About Your Name in Ink

In the Your Name in Ink Program, professional writers mentor youth through a 6-9 month revision process which results in a printed or published book available through independent bookstores and other retailers. Through Your Name in Ink, youth writers:

  • experience the editorial process
  • take their writing skills to the next level
  • learn the ins and outs of how the publishing world works
  • support a cause they believe in with the proceeds of their book

“Youth authors have important stories to tell,” says Society of Young Inklings Executive Director, Naomi Kinsman. “By publishing their novels, we celebrate their enormous accomplishment. Their gift of perspective and the funds they raise make an impact on causes close to their hearts.”