Teen Has an Angel on Her Shoulder

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Teen Has an Angel on Her Shoulder


Alexandra Adornetto has an angel on her shoulder.

At only 18 the young Melbourne writer has just launched Halo, the beginning of her second trilogy, and has signed a lucrative publishing deal in America which includes a national book tour; a rare offering for any but well-established US authors.

Halo is also being published in 16 European countries.

The first thing Adornetto wrote was a poem about fairy wings when she was five years old, and now with Halo instead of fairies, the wings are carrying angels.

The next two books in the trilogy will be titled Hades and Heaven.

"I'm working on the second book at the moment and, as you can tell from the title, it's slightly darker in terms of themes," she said.

Adornetto is from a Christian family and went to Catholic and Christian schools, so she didn't have to do a lot of research when it came to writing about angels, archangels and seraphim.

In Halo, the archangel Gabriel, seraphim Ivy and the young angel Bethany are sent from heaven to protect the small town of Venus Cove from the gathering forces of darkness. …

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