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Jo-Anne Blanco

Jo-Anne Blanco was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to an English mother and Spanish father. Her family moved to England when she was three and then to Spain when she was 12. She was educated at the University of Edinburgh, graduating with an MA in modern languages, and at the University of Glasgow, where she was awarded an MPhil postgraduate degree in film and media studies.

Jo-Anne has spent much of her adult life travelling around the world as a teacher and tutor of English. Her lifelong passion for reading, writing and storytelling led her to embark upon her epic Fata Morgana series, about the life and adventures of Morgan le Fay. Mythology, folklore, fairy tales, science fiction, religion and philosophy are all major influences on her writing. She currently resides in the Highlands of Scotland, where the landscape is a never-ending source of inspiration.

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Morgan Le Fay: Small Things and Great – Fata Morgana Series: Child of the Moon Trilogy, Book One (Adventure, Children’s Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Fiction)


Young Morgan lives in Tintagel Castle by the sea, loved and sheltered by her noble parents. An extraordinarily clever child, extremely sharp-eyed, exceptionally curious. A little girl, unlike other children.

One stormy night a ship is wrecked off the coast, bringing with it new friends – Fleur the princess from a far-off land, Safir the stowaway with a secret, and the mysterious twins Merlin and Ganieda. Morgan’s visions of another world awaken her to the realisation that she has abilities others do not possess.

Not long afterwards, Morgan encounters Diana, the Moon Huntress, who charges her with a dangerous mission. Morgan must enter the secret realms of warring tribes of faeries who vie for the souls of lost children. There she must summon her magic to fight ancient and malevolent powers, to rescue young souls destined to be reborn…

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Morgan Le Fay: Children of This World – Fata Morgana Series: Child of the Moon Trilogy, Book Two (Adventure, Children’s Fiction, Fantasy and Historical Fiction)


Brothers Ambrosius and Uther Pendragon have landed in Belerion with an army raised to fight High King Vortigern. Supporters of the High King gather at Tintagel, seat of Morgan’s father the Duke of Belerion, as they prepare for battle. Ominous clouds of war hang over the castle, treachery lurks in the shadows, and rumours abound that Ambrosius is being aided by a powerful dark force from the past . . . Since Morgan’s encounter with the Piskies and the Muryans, the faerie tribes have united against her, vowing revenge. Meanwhile, her powers are growing faster and stronger, her dreams and visions more potent. On Samhain night, when the veil between the worlds becomes thin, Morgan resolves to summon Diana the Moon Huntress to her once again, with terrifying and tragic consequences…

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