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Elissa's Quest

(2007)
(The first book in the Phoenix Rising Trilogy series)
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THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD ELISSA LEADS a solitary life. She knows nothing of her parents—only that her mother is dead. Her caretaker, Nana, keeps her father's identity a secret from her. Meanwhile Elissa carries her own secret—the people of the valley must not know that she has the gift of speaking to animals. For now she is just a healer's apprentice in peaceful High Crossing, but Elissa dreams of a more exciting life, and of, one day, finding her father.

When an unexpected royal guest arrives at the Manor, Elissa's life changes forever. She leaves home with him, only to discover that she's become a pawn in a battle for his kingdom. Accompanied by her dear donkey, Gertrude, she is delivered to the evil Khan. Elissa's quest for freedom and the truth about her past leads to questions about the future. Is she the key to a prophecy—the prophecy of the Phoenix—that everyone seems to know about, except her?

In Book One of the Phoenix Rising trilogy, new author Erica Verrillo has crafted a classic—and often humorous—fantasy adventure with a strong, unwitting heroine.



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Hardback Editions

June 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: Phoenix Rising #1: Elissa's Quest (Phoenix Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Erica Verrillo
ISBN: 0-375-83946-1 / 978-0-375-83946-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
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June 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Phoenix Rising #1: Elissa's Quest (Phoenix Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Erica Verrillo
ISBN: 0-375-93946-6 / 978-0-375-93946-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: Phoenix Rising #1: Elissa's Quest (Phoenix Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Erica Verrillo
ISBN: 0-375-83947-X / 978-0-375-83947-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

March 2009 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Phoenix Rising #1: Elissa's Quest (Phoenix Rising Trilogy)
Author(s): Erica Verrillo
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA