Charting Stars

Book One of the Nine Realms Tales

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Book 1 of Nine Realms Tales
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Pub Date Jun 07 2024 | Archive Date Jul 10 2024

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Description

A girl thrown between worlds. A prophecy untold. An unexpected romance. A quest for home.

Stargazer and artist Talia Benson never wanted an adventure. The titles of student, dutiful daughter, and crazy cat lady suited her just fine. But when she’s swept into an unknown world where sentient animals exist, monsters roam, and angelic beings sway fate, she’s forced to adjust to adventuring as she embarks on a quest to return to her quiet Canadian life.

Jarrett is the best runner in the Nine Realms. Well, maybe not the best––still, he’s proud of the reputation he’s built for himself. But with only a squirrel for company during his extensive travels, his social skills have grown rusty. At least, that’s what he tells himself when he impulsively delays an important mission to help a strange, vibrant girl find her way home.

Unbeknownst to most, turmoil brews in the otherworldly Nine Realms. The guardians have seen a shift in the heavens. Something has changed, a prophecy unleashed. A darkness is coming, throwing Talia, the runner she’s failing to suppress her feelings for, and their growing band of fantastical friends into the center of an oncoming war.

Charting Stars is the first book in a cozy, (though spirited), fantasy series. If you enjoy feel-good tales, magic and mayhem, cozy romance, he falls first, animal sidekicks, rag tag companions, witches and angels, and a lot of heart, then you will love this young adult adventure.


A girl thrown between worlds. A prophecy untold. An unexpected romance. A quest for home.

Stargazer and artist Talia Benson never wanted an adventure. The titles of student, dutiful daughter, and...


A Note From the Publisher

A note from the author:
I wrote Charting Stars during one of the most difficult times of my life… My chronic illness was at an all-time high. My days were plagued by nearly unbearable pain, and I was bedridden... I needed something to make me smile.

Chartings Stars is a comedic, cozy (but spirited) fantasy. It doesn't pretend to be award-winning literary fiction and it isn't meant to be read as such. It's meant to be read as a feel-good fantasy that hopefully leaves you with a smile.

A note from the author:
I wrote Charting Stars during one of the most difficult times of my life… My chronic illness was at an all-time high. My days were plagued by nearly unbearable pain, and I...


Advance Praise

"Narnia meets Goldstone Wood in this lush portal fantasy. Ryckman has mixed gorgeous prose with an amazing cast and vivid settings. It's the sort of world you could linger in book after book (here's to hoping). If you love feel-good adventure, mystery, relatable heroines, and perfect-imperfect heroes, then I highly recommend this tale!"



"Narnia meets Goldstone Wood in this lush portal fantasy. Ryckman has mixed gorgeous prose with an amazing cast and vivid settings. It's the sort of world you could linger in book after book (here's...


Available Editions

EDITION Paperback
ISBN 9780986937347
PRICE $16.99 (USD)
PAGES 248

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The cover is absolutely stunning and immediately drew me in, but it was the warm, cozy atmosphere, hint of magic, and sweet romance that kept me yearning for more. Told in dual POV by characters Talia and Jarrett, Charting Stars has everything I love in a book: a fast paced plot, a dash of humor, and a setting that made me feel like I was wrapped in a warm hug. This book should be read by a crackling fireplace and with a cup of hot chocolate or tea in hand!

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