A.A. Riley, a native of Rogers, Arkansas and member of both the Ozark Writers League and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, specializes in tween fantasy. Her first book, The Key of Aramath, has met with unparalleled success in North America and Europe. A.A. Riley is currently at work on the second book, The Tale of the Tamochanter, in this thrilling five part series. When not writing, Ms. Riley enjoys reading, music, sports, traveling, learning foreign languages, eating, forensics, and just about everything else. A.A. Riley, who has a master’s degree in forensic anthropology from the University of Arkansas, is currently teaching a lively forensic anthropology course at Northwest Arkansas Community College this semester.
The Key of Aramath
by A. A. Riley
The Key of Aramath is the story of Annie Marshall, a thirteen-year-old girl, who learns to believe in herself and her own abilities by banding together with her friends to thwart the plans of a despicable sorcerer bent on universal domination. The adventure begins when a dark character gives Annie a magical coin. Later she discovers that the coin is the Key of Aramath which has the power to open the Black Void and release untold terrors upon the world. With the help of her guardian, Miss Dean, and longtime friend, Dr. Trimby, Annie discovers that she has the magic powers necessary to stop the opening of the Void. To bolster her confidence Dr. Trimby and Miss Dean insist that Annie join the Carterville Sorcerers’ Society (CSS), the local sorcerer’s club, as a novitiate. At last Annie finds where she belongs, a group who doesn’t ridicule her every quality, but accepts her for herself. As time runs out to save the world, the CSS prepares its counterattack against the forces of evil, but in the end only Annie can save them. And she does so wonderfully, making many new friends along the way.
Annie escapes into a magical realm, after receiving a mysterious gift. Can she discover the secret of The Key of Aramath before it’s too late?
The Key of Aramath
Junior High is a total nightmare, and Annie Marshall wants out! In fact, she thinks life couldn’t get any worse until she receives a most unusual present. Annie soon becomes haunted by weird beings attempting to take it from her. Her whole world turns completely upside down. Then the stranger who gave her the gift demands its return. With the help of her closest friends, Annie discovers a new realm of magic and adventure. The end is near, and time is running out! Will she discover The Key of Aramath’s secret before it’s too late?
A delightfully daring adventure for children of all ages.