The Catarbie Conspiracy.
Book 1 of the Houkura Series
Three tales unknowingly entwined...
A fatherless teenager. A burnt out house. A conspiracy to control the land.
Tarheen is thrilled that the travelling magi, Zoltan, wants him to be a magi. But Zoltan’s motives might not be as it seems. Things become complicated as Zoltan himself makes a startling discovery that inextricably entwines him with Tarheen and Tarheen's mother, Krysta. As Tarheen explores the extent of his magic, he learns of Zoltan’s plans and the consequences are more than the teenager can handle.
Meanwhile, three strangers converge in the small Australian town of Dartona. Danika, Finn and Robb suddenly find themselves on a beach that clearly wasn’t there before. As they figure out what’s going on, Danika discovers she has a special gift. After befriending a young boy, Gredat, they discover that they’re on a completely different world called Houkura with three moons! Finn and Robb also discover that they might also have special gifts.
They also hear about a mysterious illness called Catarbie that changes people into mindless automatons that suddenly become violent. When Gredat becomes infected, the search for a cure becomes more urgent. As they try to find a way home and a cure for the disease, they discover that anyone infected with Catarbie are being controlled by a mysterious stranger and that the disease might only be the stepping stone for something far more sinister.
The trio now find themselves in a dilemma: should they continue to find a way back home; should they find a cure for the Catarbie; or should they go all the way and stop this stranger from carrying out his vile conspiracy?