The Crowned Guardians

by Trudy Adams

Genres: Fantasy

ISBN: 9781649604125

360 pages

Price: $18.99

Darj’s smile faded as he read on. ‘The Zalems . . . ’
He swallowed. ‘They have the Targian crown.’

The Zalems remain a cruel force that worship evil and power. Now, their Supreme Overlord is taking steps to personally rectify the cult’s past failures. Assassination and theft herald the beginning of a war that, if lost, will see the kingdoms of the Rhea Lands fade from history forever. With the help of Alexia, Darj, and Elhian, Adaliah must race against time to unravel messages from the past and save her people from the Zalems’ eternal plans before all is lost to darkness.


Born in 1987, Trudy has always been passionate about the power of words and working with young people. She began what would become her first novel, Desolate Beauty, at seventeen. It was published in 2009 and won third prize in the Australia Christian Book of the Year Award. Her second novel, Judging Meghan, followed in 2010, and Broken Melody was released in 2013. Her fourth novel, The Sunshine List, won second prize in the Australian Young Christian Writers Award (2015) and was published in 2017. Since finishing her youth work post graduate degree in 2010, Trudy has worked to help children and young people from all backgrounds. She currently resides in regional Victoria, Australia.