Jeanne E. Rogers

Author, Australian Animal Fantasies

Where Endangered Animal Heroes Roam the Pages

The Sword of Demelza

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In the Shadow of Fortress Demelza, the lives of three natural enemies collide, forging an unlikely friendship.

Devon, a young red fox, along with Erik and Emma, two young marsupials, learn that an evil king has gained control of a powerful sword. Under the king’s command, a demon thylacine and dragon lizards are burning villages and threatening the peaceful creatures of the countryside.

In an act of desperation, the three friends realize they must put everything aside and join a rebel army whose main purpose is to end the reign of the king!

Filled with captivating characters that will entrance both young and older readers, The Sword of Demelza, is an exciting and wildly imaginative adventure. Join our endangered heroes on their quest to free their fellow creatures of Sunderland. You will be drawn into a world of fantasy and fellowship that you will remember always.

Awards and Recognitions

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MOONBEAM CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS – 2014 GOLD MEDAL WINNER

WRITER’S DIGEST Winner! Honorable Mention –2013 eBook Awards

“Beyond excellent, from the terrific illustrations on the cover and throughout the book, so well-placed by the author to convey the characters’ depth in plot.”

Judge, Writer’s Digest eBook Awards 2013

READER’S FAVORITE INT’L BOOK AWARDS – BRONZE MEDAL WINNER

“I hope there will be a sequel as the characters brought to life…are well worth following in their future adventures. The Sword of Demelza is great fantasy, and I highly recommend it.”

Reader’s Favorite Reviewer

BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST – ForeWord Reviews

“Told in crisp, page-turning prose, readers of all ages will find this to be an engaging novel built around a framework of moral guidance.”

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY – “In this entertaining debut, Rogers uses her love of Australian wildlife to deliver a rousing Redwallesque fantasy, in which a coalition of creatures embarks on an epic quest.”

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN DIGITAL GOLD HONOREE! “There are a number of books with anthropomorphized animals, but there is no other book quite like this one. The Sword of Demelza, is unlike any anthropomorphized animal story on the market today.”

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