Author J. H. Sweet

  The Fairy Chronicles®,   Clock Winders Series,   The White Sparrow,   The Wishbone Miracle,   The Time Entity Trilogy,   Cassie Kingston Mysteries,   The Gypsy Fiddle,   Juan Noel's Crystal Airship,   The Heaviest Things,   Foo and Friends   

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New Book: Noontime in the Peacock Garden    Also Available: Fairy Chronicles Individual Paperbacks and Kindle Books (Entire 60-Book Series), and Hardcover and Paperback Anthologies   New Paperbacks: Foo and Friends, Cassie Kingston Mysteries, Time Entity Trilogy, The Heaviest Things, Gypsy Fiddle, Crystal Airship

Poetry   Fairy Proverbs & Trivia   Baskets   Shorts   National Parks Photos   Sketches  

Author Mission Statement: I believe God employs many helpers to combat evil, helpers such as fairies, white sparrows, dragons, foo dogs, gnomes, and garden spiders. He also uses ordinary people, who become extraordinary by doing God's work. In writing about some of the adventures of these heroes, I hope to showcase and celebrate their hard work in spreading magic and helping to save our fallen world.   Additional Note: For anyone who enjoys the free e-books, please consider ordering some of the print books for donation to schools and libraries, or as gifts for friends, so that the stories can be shared with as many readers as possible. Your support in keeping this endeavor going is much appreciated. Reviews at online bookstores are also very helpful.

Clock Winders Series

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Amazon Links:  Wind Horses and Horned Lions   Burnished Doves and Sky Serpents   Netherwind and Laurelstone   The Clock of the Universe   The Once and Forever Mountain   The Protector of Dragons   Time Key Travelers   The Promise of the Snow Gryphon   The Lost Genie Diaries   Spreesprites and Soul Shadows   The Bloodstone Miracles   Noontime in the Peacock Garden   (Author receives a small commission from Amazon-link sales.)

Series Description: Great evils are beginning to sweep the earth. Amidst the ever-growing persecution against Christians, a group of God's children embark on a journey spanning over fifty years in order to secure a future for the human race free from enslavement to evil sorcerers working for Satan, as well as many other horrors such as human breeding programs and the takeover of governments worldwide by specialized demons known as mimics and print doubles. While many Christians are learning to roar, God provides extra help for His children in the form of protectors such as gryphons, wind horses, and thunderbirds. Even smaller creatures such as gnomes and puck trolls play their parts, as do magical topiaries and statues that come to life to thwart the likes of megahobs (giant hobgoblins) and Unicorn Hunters. Also provided are places of refuge such as houses that hold doorways to other realms and vast underground libraries. Though on a certain path, we discover that certain things are not what we might expect, such as that dragons are hiding right under our very noses, and unicorns are connected to our souls. Unicorns are also the key to time travel and can help cure depression. Magical rainbows and peacocks abound, and are as close (often just down the street) as the enormouse (a supersized magical mouse) using his gifts to expose gremlins hiding in our backyard sheds. With God, anything is possible, so we shouldn't be surprised when He guides us to use art and music as weapons; or when He helps magicians create objects such as thimbles to measure dragon tears for healing, and bagicals (magical bags) that can produce even more tools to use in the fight against evil. With the rise of the Supercities (under control of the sorcerers), comes the rise of the Gifted, individuals such as those whose bodies can produce jewels that can either heal or kill, and others whose architecture (based on magical triangles) helps provide hiding places for the persecuted. As the years progress, we learn we can always trust in God to help us overcome struggles, such as keeping enough human goodness in supply, since this is what magical creatures like firebirds, grimmpts, and unicorns feed on. God's light is still shining, brighter than ever, to help the human race survive as we draw closer to the Endtimes. While Satan and his followers might seem to be gaining ground, we must never forget that God is still in control. In fact, His children wind the Clock of the Universe.    Christian/Fantasy Ages 11+  Part II can be read before Part I. This might appeal to younger readers because the Part II adventures are somewhat shorter and quicker reads.    Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle

Part I
Wind Horses and Horned Lions: Discover a blueprint for finding a unicorn in the world of today, while conquering the Sea of Sameness currently prevalent in our culture.   "The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion." -Proverbs 28:1 RSV    342 pages    Free E-Book

Burnished Doves and Sky Serpents: If we simply learn to trust in God, we might find answers to some of the greatest mysteries of our time, such as where most dragons of the earth are hiding.    "'The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever....'" -Deuteronomy 29:29 RSV    316 pages    Free E-Book

Netherwind and Laurelstone: All old houses have secrets. Some hold answers to great mysteries. Others contain magic that includes power over good and evil. Netherwind and Laurelstone hold the keys that wind the Clock of the Universe.    "Wisdom has built her house, she has set up her seven pillars." -Proverbs 9:1 RSV    340 pages    Free E-Book

The Clock of the Universe: Amidst the many horrific changes taking place in the world, now coming more and more under the control of Satan and his followers, God provides safety and help for His children.    "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it." -John 1:5 RSV    278 pages    Free E-Book

The Once and Forever Mountain: God's children, who have learned to roar, are still winding the Clock of the Universe, which is now counting down toward the Endtimes.    "Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD will be a light to me." -Micah 7:8 RSV    386 pages    Free E-Book

Part II
The Protector of Dragons: While saving the dragons from the malice of a sorcerer, certain signs lead many to wonder if the Endtimes might be approaching swiftly, as if on the wings of a dragon; in which case, we must be well prepared.   "The path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, which shines brighter and brighter until full day." -Proverbs 4:18 RSV    178 pages    Free E-Book

Time Key Travelers: Under God's direction, teams of the Gifted are working overtime traveling to the past in order to solve problems and make certain things of the future possible, such as the six bagicals, the twelve magical doorways, the seven spheres, and even time travel itself.   "Consider the work of God; who can make straight what he has made crooked?" -Ecclesiastes 7:13 RSV    176 pages    Free E-Book

The Promise of the Snow Gryphon: Second chances are often connected to promises, as are adventures involving dragons and Myramids (many magical pyramids). In this case, second chances also involve a snow gryphon who is keeping watch on a magical Time Glass related to a very special promise.    "For I know the plans I have for give you a future and a hope." -Jeremiah 29:11 RSV    208 pages    Free E-Book

The Lost Genie Diaries: Genie Diaries contain stories of events the genies are directly involved in. The twelve genie tales selected for this book are from three diaries that were once lost, but then were found by the snow gryphon Telanos.    "'You will know them by their fruits.'" -Matthew 7:16 RSV    170 pages    Free E-Book

Spreesprites and Soul Shadows: If we learn to tap into the powers of our personal unicorns, also known as Soul Shadows, we might solve some of the world's largest problems. And if we take notice of the smaller things in our world, such as the actions of tiny fairies called Spreesprites, we might better connect with human hearts.    "Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart." -Psalm 97:11 RSV    200 pages    Free E-Book

The Bloodstone Miracles: Miracles are still happening in the world of today, some right under our very noses. If we simply take the time to notice them, we might find them as numerous as the stars.    "'For with God nothing will be impossible.'" -Luke 1:37 RSV    238 pages     Free E-Book

Noontime in the Peacock Garden: The answers to several Great Mysteries (including the Secret of Rainbows) are finally revealed in this Clock Winders' Ending Chapter.    "The eyes of the LORD are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good." -Proverbs 15:3 RSV    198 pages     Free E-Book

The White Sparrow
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"When we focus too much on the things of the earth, we tend to miss the blessings from above..."

In order to spread the magic of the world, God employs many helpers, including white sparrows, who are tasked with bestowing gifts such as mercy, healing, working of miracles, and prophecy upon certain individuals. One might imagine handing out gifts from God would be hard work for the sparrows; but they get to have a little fun along the way, playing Connect-the-Dots to make the lives of certain people intersect. Jacob Woodbury, Chime Stouffer, and Shannon McNay are three such individuals, not only recipients of special gifts, but also destined to have great impact on one another and, quite possibly, the whole world. All human beings have gifts; and when we first discover them, like anything new, they take some getting used to, especially when the gifts involve challenges. In working through some of these challenges, and in deciding which paths to take, we might well find ourselves wanting to give the gifts back, or at least wishing they came with instruction manuals so that we could know exactly what we are supposed to do with them. We all go through times of change in our lives, and the changes can sometimes be quite troubling. But if given a chance to change things, how many of us really would?   Author Note: The White Sparrow is about making good use of the gifts and skills God has given us, and about making wise choices as we grow in our understanding and use of them. The story leaves several things to mystery, so that readers can find some of their own answers and imagine themselves within the characters. The book also contains Questions for Discussion at the end for use in classroom and youth group settings.   Christian/Supernatural Ages 12+  Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle   Free E-Book

The Wishbone Miracle
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"A miracle waits around every corner..."

Sometimes the proof of God's existence is right under our very noses, if we simply slow down and pay attention to our surroundings. And if we ask Him to reveal His presence, we shouldn't be surprised when He not only shows Himself, but also blesses us with the gift of a miracle. Of all of the milestones in our lives, graduation from high school can be one of the most difficult and confusing times to go through. Entering her final year of high school, Ricky Halo struggles with making the right decisions as far as her future. Busy with school, family, and church activities, she also takes on a film project as a way of proving to skeptics that God really does exist. As the events of her journey unfold, Ricky, a steadfast believer, somehow manages to surprise even herself. But in addition to guiding others, can she find the answers to her own questions within the project?   Author Note: The Wishbone Miracle is about finding God in our surroundings, and finding our Guide when making important decisions. The story leaves several things to mystery, so that readers can find some of their own answers and imagine themselves within the characters. The book also contains Questions for Discussion at the end for use in classroom and youth group settings.   Christian/Supernatural Ages 12+  Hardcover, Paperback, and Kindle   Free E-Book

Amazon Links:  The White Sparrow   The Wishbone Miracle 

The Fairy Chronicles®

The Fairy Chronicles is a series of modern fairy tales full of magical creatures, both good and evil, and heroic characters who participate in dangerous missions to protect nature and fix serious problems. The stories include a diverse set of fairy characters and a wide variety of other magical creatures such as trolls, brownies, witches, dwarves, gnomes, elves, squits, dragons, unicorns, goblins, wizards, ogres, magic gargoyles, gremlins, nymphs, ghouls, giants, and many more. Though the entire story of The Fairy Chronicles follows a specific timeline, the individual adventures are stand-alone books that can be read in any order.    Fantasy/Fairy Tale Ages 7+   

"God gave fairies wings to remind them that no star is out of reach..."

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Available Hardcover and Paperback.   Amazon Links:  Volume One   Volume Two   Volume Three   Volume Four   The Fairy Handbook 

Note: New versions of the Anthologies are slightly larger (7x10 vs. older 6.14x9.21). Many apologies to anyone who ends up with a size-mismatched set, but this was necessary due to difficulties making revisions to the books and keeping listings current with the older print company.

Volume One Includes: Marigold and the Feather of Hope, Dragonfly and the Web of Dreams, Thistle and the Shell of Laughter, Firefly and the Quest of the Black Squirrel, Spiderwort and the Princess of Haiku, Periwinkle and the Cave of Courage, Cinnabar and the Island of Shadows, Mimosa and the River of Wisdom, Primrose and the Magic Snowglobe, Luna and the Well of Secrets, Dewberry and the Lost Chest of Paragon, Moonflower and the Pearl of Paramour, Snapdragon and the Odyssey of Èlan, Harlequin and the Pebble of Spree, Dove and the Parchment of Dulcet, and Cricket and the Enchanted Music Box.    Ages 7+  Hardcover and Paperback

Volume Two Includes: Blue, the Mermaid, and the Fisherman's Tale; Aloe and the Spring of Hale, Pumpkinwing and the Week of Opposites, Minnow and Mr. Keen - the Brilliant Troll, Teasel and the Halloween Mysteries, Calliope and the Land of Bliss, Heather and the Basket of Understanding, Honeysuckle and the February Garden, Sandpiper and the Ship of Pools; Brandtii and the Perils of Prima Della, Top Strawberry, and Big-Wag; Ginger and the Purple Ibex, Swan and the Realm of Hollowness, Larkspur and Alyssum Meet Sniggerbly Wiskerfink, Clover and the Flying Turtle, Arabesque and the Return of Clack Palaver, and Thyme and the Magic Dollhouse.   Ages 7+  Hardcover and Paperback

Volume Three Includes: Bumblebee and the Maze of Regret, Fern and the Candle of Friendship, Cherry and the Adventures of Pwensfourth-Greeves Mistooken, Ambrosia and the Elemental Fairies; Jasmine, the Journal, and Magnolia's Sacrifice; Raven and the Children of the Rainbow, Pennyroyal and the Last Rhinoceros, Lilac and the Secret of Obsidian, Sparrow and Edelweiss's Ghost;Quince, Amethyst, and the Forever Journey; Dandelion and the Box of Illusion, Hollyhock and the Christmas of the Swans, Eglantine and the Laughing Owl, and The Glass Fairy.   Ages 7+   Hardcover and Paperback

Volume Four Includes: Berylline and the Tree of Joy, Meadowsweet and the Magic Fountain, Jewels and Superheroes, The Adventures of Red Zipper, Laurel and the Inn of the Whispers, Apple and the Legend of the Western Star; Tea, Sterling, and the Heart of Fire; Scarlet, Willow, and the Two-Foot Witch; Obsidian and the Last Brownie Prince, Helenium and the Really Very Confused House, Azure and the Butterfly Fairy Convention, Snowdrop and Four o'Clock Meet the White Elephant and the Dancing Rabbit, Aurora and the Lights of Marfa, and Journey's End.    Ages 7+  Hardcover and Paperback

The Fairy Handbook: Ordinarily, Fairy Handbooks can only be read by their fairy owners. If a Fairy Handbook is ever lost, the pages will appear blank to any non-magical people who may find it and try to read it. However, Luna and Madam Toad worked together on a tricky magical spell to create this special version of the Fairy Handbook that can be read by any human being. Many of the fairies' friends, such as gnomes and leprechauns, contributed bits and pieces to the contents of this book; and they hope you enjoy reading it and learning more about them. Some of the sections include Fairy Superstitions and Leprechaun Good Luck Tips, Handbook Entries from the Shared Adventures, Fairy Proverbs, Gnome Gardening Tips, Character Profiles, Fairy Chronicles Legends, Troll Tidbits, Fairy Feng Shui Tips, Fairy Recipes, All About Brownies, and Fairy Chronicles Secrets. Caution: This handbook does contain spoilers to many of the books in the series.    Ages 7+  Hardcover and Paperback

All 60 adventures are also individually available as Paperback and Kindle Books. 

Kindle and Paperback Links:  #1 Marigold   #2 Dragonfly   #3 Thistle   #4 Firefly   #5 Spiderwort   #6 Periwinkle   #7 Cinnabar   #8 Mimosa   #9 Primrose   #10 Luna   #11 Dewberry   #12 Moonflower   #13 Snapdragon   #14 Harlequin   #15 Dove   #16 Cricket   #17 Blue   #18 Aloe   #19 Pumpkinwing   #20 Minnow   #21 Teasel   #22 Calliope   #23 Heather   #24 Honeysuckle   #25 Sandpiper   #26 Brandtii   #27 Ginger   #28 Swan   #29 Larkspur/Alyssum   #30 Clover   #31 Arabesque   #32 Thyme   #33 Bumblebee   #34 Fern   #35 Cherry   #36 Ambroisa   #37 Jasmine   #38 Raven   #39 Pennyroyal   #40 Lilac   #41 Sparrow   #42 Quince   #43 Dandelion   #44 Hollyhock   #45 Eglantine   #46 Glass   #47 Berylline   #48 Meadowsweet   #49 Jewels   #50 Red Zipper   #51 Laurel   #52 Apple   #53 Tea/Sterling   #54 Scarlet/Willow   #55 Obsidian   #56 Helenium   #57 Azure   #58 Snowdrop   #59 Aurora   #60 Journey's End 

Characters: Meet Some of the Fairies (Profiles for Apple, Edelweiss, Harlequin, Helenium, Jasmine, Raven, Sea Dragon, and Sparrow)
Meet Some of the Fairies' Friends (Profiles for Innin, the Flying Turtle, Big-Wag, Snickers, the Sweet-Smelling Man, Ju-ju, and the Candy-and-Flowers Monster)

Sourcebooks' Editions: Books 1-13 of The Fairy Chronicles were published by Sourcebooks, Inc. from 2007-2009.   Though they are no longer available at major bookstores, readers might be able to find them at used bookstores, E-bay, the Amazon Marketplace, etc.

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Other Works by J.H. Sweet (7 Free E-Books in Total)

Cassie Kingston Mysteries   Foo and Friends   The Heaviest Things   Juan Noel's Crystal Airship   The Gypsy Fiddle   The Time Entity Trilogy  

J.H. Sweet lives in South Texas. In addition to recording stories the fairies have told her, she enjoys hiking, photography, knitting, and basketry.

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