Above picture is a piece of the front cover of Guardians of Ashith. Artwork done by Abby Guthrie.
Hola! Since I haven’t done it yet, I wanted to give you a full introduction to Guardians of Ashith.
In a quiet clearing in a forest, in a land far, far away, there lived three friends. They were Kinkley the hedgehog, Bwonk the squirrel, and Melaine the cardinal. These three friends would never have believed that danger could ever come to the sunny glades of their forest in Ashith. Nor would they have believed you if you told them that they would become friends with a fox, save their island from a danger beyond their comprehension, and meet and speak to the lovely goddess Aerith herself.
But when they hear of the danger their beloved forest is in, will they help defend their forest home? They’re simply three young friends, who are still in school. What can they do?
Kinkley, Bwonk, and Melaine are all in middle school when this story starts. Everyone they know (and everyone’s whole family line) has lived on the island of Ashith for as long as anyone can remember. No one–except for three other creatures–remembers a time when Ashith was not the sunny, quiet glade it has always been. Any kind of danger or tale of danger has long since become legend and myth, and almost no one knows or cares about Ashith’s history.
That is, except for Kinkley. Kinkley loves his history class, and he is (or so he thinks) the only one out of the four creatures in his class who does. But where Kinkley loves delving into deeper things, Bwonk loves messing around and talking nonstop. Where Kinkley is thoughtful, Bwonk is speedy and thoughtless.
And where the both of them fail, Melaine is there to help pick them back up (figuratively).
The threesome form an inseparable trio of friends, who go where the other goes, and who encourage each other when one of them falls.
Anyway, there you have it! Hope you enjoyed that little synopsis. 🙂
I have so much background lore for this book, I could form its own Silmarillion. (Which I’m considering doing.)
If y’all would be interested in a sequel or a background story, let me know in the comments! I’ll see you there. 🙂