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The Mask of Tamirella
award-winning post-apocalyptic adventure
a SynergEbooks Publishing House bestseller
Eric Hoffer Award Finalist, National Indie Excellence Book Awards Finalist, Hollywood Book Festival Honorable Mention
"Perhaps Dana was writing for the teenage audience, but she manages to capture us all in her timeless novel The Mask of Tamirella. She writes about life in a post-apocalyptic world that is a clear and present danger in today's society and it is a very good read." Barbara Patterson, KFHX Radio, Mornings with Barb
"...a very well done book in a highly competitive category." ~ Writer's Digest 16th Annual International Self-Published Book Awards
"The magic of this tale lies in the straightforward narrative and the authentic, witty dialogue...enchanting, informative...a wonderful adventure story." WriteWords
"...Dana Davis is an incredibly talented writer. Davis does exceptionally well creating a strong sense of place for her novel...[The Mask of Tamirella] is a quick read that packs a great deal of action and excitement for young adult readers." Bards and Sages
Sixteen-year-old Caitlanna Mullen lives in a harsh world where technology no longer exists. In her post-apocalyptic society, she salvages priceless artifacts for trade. Cait's life takes an unexpected turn when she uncovers secrets she never imagined.
Will this sixteen-year-old survive in a place where death and injury are daily concerns? Can she quell her feelings for a man forbidden to touch her until she's older? One thing is certain - The secrets Caitlanna uncovers will change her world forever.
The Mask of Tamirella
Dangers of ignorance
Things aren't always as they seem
A single person can effect changes in their world
Impatience can lead to trouble
You don't always get what you want
Age doesn't always equal wisdom
It sometimes takes a village and/or a team to get things done
caves - the unknown
masks - hidden/secrets
forests - obscure/mystery
streams/rivers/lakes - hope/life
the quest - What is Caitlanna searching for and why?
the journey - What happens to change Caitlanna's views about her world and herself?
the realization - What does Cait learn? How does she grow?
Group project idea: The world as you know it has been destroyed and you must rebuild a society.
Who will create your laws and how they will be enforced?
What type of monetary or bartering system will you have?
Who will record your history now?
How will you protect yourselves from personal danger? Knives, bows/arrows, etc...
Where will you live? What will you eat?
How will you school your children?
Who will be in charge of your medical needs and how will they receive training?
Individual project ideas:
Choose a character and create a poster using magazine/newspaper cutouts. How does that person relate to our world today?
Create a dig site diorama/display. What kind of items will you find there?
Create a PowerPoint or video book report. Get creative with visual and sound effects.
You have been transported into the book for a single day. Create your own short movie, play, or story about your adventure in this post-apocalyptic world.
Books for young teens
Formerly published with SynergEbooks Publishing House - now defunct (scroll down to see all available books)
*Teachers: The Mask of Tamirella is used as a teaching tool in high school classrooms (scroll down for discussion notes)
Quest for Freedom
A Barnes and Noble Fictionwise best seller
A #1 Best Seller for teen ebooks
Breach of Worlds
4 stars! ~ Long and Short Reviews/Aurora
"[Breach of Worlds] has magic, evil, warmth and trickery. All the things to make you read to the end of the book."
5 stars! ~ Readers' Favorites
"Breach Of Worlds is an engaging coming-of-age journey blended with the fascinating world of mages along with the responsibility and risk that come with it...a solid read and her fans will be delighted."
"Author Dana Davis pleasantly weaves the excitement of discovery with the frustration and angst of a young girl rapidly growing into adulthood." ~ Armen Pogharian, author of the Misaligned series
11-year-old Nara runs away from the dreadful orphanage to find an ordinary life. She seeks out the valley sorceress, a woman rumored to ride dragons and eat young men, in hopes the woman can help her. But the ordinary cannot last, and at age 14, she embarks on a harrowing journey fraught with magic and peril. Over the coming months on the road, she learns disturbing secrets about her blood family. And herself.
Nara's future terrifies her as the shadow ones gain strength and she becomes a target. Armed with new and unstable powers, she must help defeat these shadow ones before they destroy everything she has come to love. Her life will be anything but ordinary.
Kidnapped. Enslaved. Trapped on an unfamiliar world far from home. Fifteen-year-old Janai escapes her oppressors and volunteers to lead others to freedom. In addition to the dangers she faces on a hostile and alien planet, Janai's new healing gift can be deadly not only to her patients but also to herself. To complicate matters, her life-mate urges have appeared and she finds herself attracted to a boy from her home planet.
She must ignore those feelings and concentrate on the dangerous quest ahead of her. Will she succeed? Or is the free-zone merely a fanciful story spread by desperate children? Janai risks her life to find out.
Teen sci-fi with a touch of romance
5 stars ~ Readers' Favorite!
"Quest for Freedom may fall into the genre of high science fiction, but the theme it tackles is universal in scope and therefore, it reverberates. This is a highly-entertaining and thought-provoking read that deserves a spot on your sci-fi reading list."
*Classroom discussion and notes for teachers/educators
Special needs classes might want to read in small groups with an aid. (Add your own ideas to the lists below and make them more complicated or simplistic, depending on your students' needs)
*A regular curriculum novel for several special needs high school English classes. See classroom notes below.
Example of a student's project on The Mask of Tamirella
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