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by Jean Gilbert & William Dresden

Series: Beyond the Wall book one

Genre: YA Fantasy

Stuck in the mountain town of Glen Eden, Harper Deveraux has longed for an adventure ever since the death of her mother. Even her mother’s journal full of incredible stories of a make-believe world called Non wasn’t enough to placate her restless spirit.

Jack Everett is content with life as it is, except for one thing- his ‘best friend’ status with Harper. With the Moon Dance coming up, it is his chance to make a move and ask her out as a date, a real date, if he can get up the nerve.

All that changes with the arrival of a new student, a boy with striking blue eyes and strange ways. Harper’s mother had drawn those eyes in the journal. But how could that be? There is a fascinating darkness to Knes that Harper cannot resist, and Jack cannot compete with. Strange things start to happen, both for Harper and Jack. Neither one talk about it, for who would believe them?

When Knes asks Harper to the dance, there is no going back. For the world of night is calling to her, and Knes has come to show her the way.

Light In My Dark is an action-packed modern YA fantasy, filled with dark forces, love, and self-discovery.

About the Authors

jg-headshot-1 Award winning author Jean Gilbert moved from Virginia, U.S. to New Zealand in 2005, and has since called the Waikato Valley (the Shire) her home. Jean’s latest work, co-authored with William Dresden, is a modern YA fantasy called Light In My Dark, a tale of love, betrayal, and self-discovery. Jean’s science fiction novels: Shifters, Ardus, and The Vault from The Vault Agency Series are published by Rogue House Publishing. You can find her short story Blonde Obsession in Baby Teeth: Bite Size Tales of Terror published by Paper Road Press, and SJV finalist Pride in Contact Light Anthology.

Jean works in close association with Alessi Films, writing screenplays for promotional advertising and television.


William Dresden is one half of an award-winning screenwriting duo from Virginia USA. His distinctive writing style is known for its memorable dialogue and unique characters as well as an attention to detail, evident in methodical plot development that both honors and defies genre conventions.

William’s works include the novel ‘Light In My Dark’ co-written with author Jean Gilbert, ‘Dead Reckoning’ a novella, and the comic book series called ‘Aurora’. His films have screened at numerous festivals around the world including the Cannes Film Festival.



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