Olivia of Olympus is a Lower Young-Adult humorous fantasy, which is currently entered in the 3-Day Novel Competition for 2016. Check back here for samples after judging is complete.
A YA Humorous Fantasy by K. Alan Leitch
K. Alan Leitch
A Second Draft
Action / Adventure
12-15 Young Adult
At first, Livi blames her nerdy classmate, Kent, for ruining her chance to dance for scouts at a talent show. The show is cancelled when Kent cannot bring back his nerdier friend, Steve, after making him disappear. Trying to untangle the failed magic act, Livi and Kent, along with their friend Elsie, discover a portal to the ancient Greek land of Themiscyra. After learning of the Amazons’ abuses against Kent for simply being male, Livi is angry, and no longer just looking for Steve. Olivia is now looking for justice… but she’ll have to dodge a few gods to find it.
“So, in summary: you transported yourselves to mythical Ancient Greece to find the president of the A/V club, but instead left Kent there when some Amazons tried to run spears through you.”
“You told us it was in Turkey,” I replied to Mr. Phelps.
It was the wrong thing to say.
Once Livi and her friends, Kent and Elsie, discover that Steve’s disappearance is not what it seems, they realize that their problems have only just begun. Before they can set things back to normal, they will need to somehow fight off an incursion of the gods, armed with only an unsuspecting school full of students. For this they need help: help from Zeus himself, the god of all gods, and help from someone even more frightening.
They need help from their own exasperated, overworked school principal, Mr. Phelps.
Embarking upon an epic journey both at school and on Olympus, Livi and the others can’t help but make a few discoveries along the way. They discover a power in humanity that gods can never possess, and they discover that having someone on their side is not always as easy to notice as they’d think. Most importantly, they discover that the lives they have led are never separate, no matter how much they might try to keep them that way.
And Livi discovers that opportunities are often as earthly as the gods choose to make them.