Judy Colella (1953-Present) was born in New York City. Her parents were unmarried, and because of the prevailing attitudes of the era, gave her up for adoption. She lived in foster care until the age of three, when she was adopted by a wonderful couple who encouraged her musical abilities. An avid reader, Judy began writing her own stories at the age of ten, later becoming a semi-professional story-teller at local summer camps. Today, she is a piano and voice teacher, Music Director at an Episcopal Church, jazz singer, and the author of over 45 books and short stories. She lives in Central Florida with her husband and three children, a German Shepherd and random cats. Her MacDara Chronicles series, beginning with "Overcomer - The Journey," has just seen the publication of Book II ("Overcomer - The Battle"). The remaining six are written and will be released over the next few years. Judy Colella's other books available on Amazon include "Dark Life, Bright Death" and "The Warriors of Rinn" (science-fiction) as well as several more in different genres.
Blurb - The Demon and the Bard (Book 1 The MacDara series)
Moloch is a powerful demon who has plagued mankind with his cruelty from the beginning of human life on this planet. Croghan is a bard whose origins as a Druid made him the best choice as Keeper of the Portals at the Hub of Time where he plays the Songs of Light to ward off beings of Darkness trying to enter the Hub. Cian son of Dara, born near the end of Iron Age Donegal, Ireland, is a young boy with a destiny to travel across time and continents to battle Moloch and banish him to the Outer Darkness, thus giving humankind rest for a while from the demon's merciless brutality. Losing means Cian will suffer a horrible death, so victory must be his. Cian's fate, and that of the future world, is held by both the demon and bard, but only one will prevail in determining the outcome in this eternal war between Light and Darkness.
Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2022
This book keeps you engrossed from first page to last page. Trust me when I say, you will be waiting anxiously for the next book to come out to see what awaits Cian in his journey to fulfill his destiny!
Winter 2023 - Book 2 - The MacDara series