About the Book

THE DELANEY
Journey to Banba
by A. M. Moseley

Mira O’Neill has no idea who she is, let alone what it means to be a hero; but she is about to find out. When she encounters unearthly creatures, inexplicable events and eerie voices calling her ‘The Delaney,’ everything changes. Along with her brash neighbor, Caleb Coen, she finds a calling to help rescue Banba, a world ravaged by war and suffering from an ancient evil. Banba relies on the unique strengths that these two lonely young people never knew they had. In their own world, they feel like misfits; in this new world, they hold answers to problems even kings, seers and warriors cannot solve without them. On their harrowing journey, they find the strongest magic comes not from casting of a spell, but from the truth of who you are. This story of hope, free will, and sacrifice is imbued with elements of Celtic legend and lore, enriched with allusions to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and rooted in the mythopoeic tradition.


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  1. This book is one of my favorites. Ms. Moseley really goes to a place that you can relate yourself to. You can see yourself as Caleb or Mira and understand their journeys. I can not wait to read more about their adventures.

    —Nicole Stephens
  2. I enjoyed this unique adventure very much. I love how it expresses the power of poetry and how each of us have the potential to be great heroes, even if we feel very ordinary. I think that the different places the story takes the reader to in Banba are so unique and creative. I love all of the magic, secrets, and mysteries. There is a deep meaning to each adventure and it was fascinating to see how Mira and Caleb grow and learn. This book was such a great read and I can’t wait until the sequel!

    —Christina Piazza
  3. This was a book I just couldn’t put down. I loved the way it had the ability to take the reader on a journey. I felt like I was in a different world, experiencing each adventure with Mira and Caleb. The book was mystical and beautifully written. All of the symbolism was amazing and the creativity was endless. A. M. Moseley is a beautiful writer and I cannot wait to read more!

    —Danielle
  4. I don’t read for leisure very often, but when I do, the book I choose has to be quite good. I ended up reading The Delaney twice. The author did an excellent job depicting all of the characters, settings and situations. I remember picturing everything so vividly in my mind — as if it was a movie. The story kept me hooked on every line all the way up until the end. From the very second I finished the book, I had a deep desire to continue on to the next one. Unfortunately, there wasn’t one at the time, but hopefully there will be in the near future. Overall, I think the book was great. I look forward to picking up where the last adventure left off.

    —Louis LaMonte
  5. A. M. Moseley truly showcased her ability as an author in her wonderfully written novel, The Delaney: Journey to Banba. The characters are perfectly formed and each of the two main characters’ developments are eloquently revealed throughout the course of the book. Each and every reader could find a character he or she could relate to. I personally found a connection with Mira especially in the scene where she is reunited with her mother for only a short time. That scene, in my opinion, is the epitome of the novel and Ms. Moseley’s ability as an author. The chapter possessed so much passion and love, things only an incredible author could relate into words. I can’t wait for this journey of heroes to continue in a second novel.

    —Betsy Holland
  6. A. M. Moseley has constructed such a profound, ravishing novel not only of enchanting imagination but of the true magical power, the one deep inside your heart. It is so intellectually and poetically formed your mind can not cease to put down the pages that hold these charming expressions. As a reader and writer I am very open minded to all works out there, but Ms. Moseley’s book has such a captivating essence, that you yearn to constantly keep discovering what will happen next. And aren’t the greatest novels the ones that leave you awed and inspire you to not only be a dreamer of today, but tomorrow as well? This novel will offer you something much more eternal than just entertainment. A. M. Moseley has a story to be told, that will not go unheard of.

    —Christina Farah
  7. Reading is not one of my favorite things to do, but when I find a book that’s really worth reading such as the Delaney, it becomes a priority. This book lead me to another world beyond everyday life and beyond a good read’s expectations. I loved following Mira and Caleb throughout their journey in Banba. It was truely a page turner. I couldn’t wait to see what happened next. The extraordinary imagination and magical writing talent that A. M. Moseley has will surely touch your heart in this adventure filled novel. I can’t wait to read on about Banba and the mysteries that it holds.

    —Allie Plevritis

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Banban Time


The 52nd day of Imolc,
year 96247