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 The plot for "THE CROW CHILD" trilogy-saga is a slight departure for me - into fantasy - though it could be argued that all fiction is fantasy. 

 But just as I gave 'voice' to a delightful character with Down Syndrome in my Middle Grade/young teen mystery series,  I give 'voice' to all sick and/or troubled kids via a unique "superhero" born with Cystic Fibrosis...

Then in 2019 Story Monsters Ink magazine chose "The Crow Child" for their Purple Dragon Award for children's literature...

THE CROW CHILD...Black Crow trilogy saga
PART ONE: Orphaned when he was three years old, half Irish and half native - Elijah Clearwater is growing up with his grandfather on a small farm between the Sarsi Tsuu Tina Indian Reservation and the town of Canmore, Alberta. Elijah O'Day Clearwater is also growing up with Cystic Fibrosis.

Thirteen days before his thirteenth birthday, Elijah begins to have vivid dreams. The first dream is of a chieftain leading an ancient clan in 15th Century Ireland. The second dream is of a chief leading a tribe of Blackfoot in 18th Century west-central North America. The dreams aren't an outlet for the stress of a school bully - they hint of his unusual destiny...
PART TWO: Thanksgiving In St.Louis - 

Five months after Elijah's 14th birthday a late birthday card arrives from an Aunt Mary he didn't know he had. Her invitation is for Elijah and his grandfather to spend American Thanksgiving at her house in DC. But a snow storm with airport delays in Colorado diverts Elijah's flight to Missouri setting in motion events that reveal more of Elijah's amazing powers and a second test in the evolution of Crow Child... 
...with our cries heard above the roar of fire - comes one who hears those cries

With outstretched wings the one who walks as man sends wind to protect those who cry and silence to punish those who take...
PART THREE: The Sound Of Rain - 

Elijah turns 15 in hospital with the threat of surgery while a new group of returning terrorists begin another cycle of destruction once again in North America. As the threat escalates Elijah rallies to Crow Child's duty and a third test. To find a cruel and cunning foe - even more of Crow Child's remarkable abilities surface. Then outnumbered and facing a vast global menace Crow Child unleashes all of his exceptionally mastered gifts...