When Magic Awakes

Book 1

Return of the Sleeping Warriors

Now available on Amazon and iBooks!

Petra M Costa

It is a world where magic once ruled. Where mystical beasts and power-hungry magic wielders fought for control.  The balance ever shifting between order and anarchy.

It is our world and the struggle is all but forgotten. Old legends whisper at the battles once fought, folklore gives hints of the dangers that still exist, but it all happened such a very long time ago.

And you cannot believe every old fairy tale you read, can you?

Michael has been dealing with a lot lately.

A creepy family moving in next door.

A relaxing family holiday where a strange discovery leaves him anxious and unnerved.

And now he is having recurrent nightmares.

Nightmares that are shared by his sister Dana.

With an ancient evil starting to unlock its powers, Michael must accept his family’s legacy and come to terms with their emerging abilities before their quiet Melbournian street is turned into a warzone.



Just wants to play soccer but things keep getting in his way.


Never thought keeping her younger brother out of trouble would include endangering her whole family.


Knew that she could not escape her powers, but never expected her children to be even more powerful than her.

It took a lot of years to get Book 1 'Return of the Sleeping Warriors' out into the world...Book 2 'Battle for the Second Realm' is setting it's own pace...scheduled for release in 2020

Author Biography

Petra has lived in a world where plans mean little and dreams are the only constant. Diagnosed with ear disease at the age of eight she turned to books as a way to escape the constant medical procedures that would be a part of her life for the next two decades. She always had an open view of the world around her, having grown up on stories of her gypsy ancestors but a near death experience during surgery confirmed what she had long known, the world has many layers and the people that reside within it have even more.
Petra runs her own Finance IT Consulting business by day and writes about her strange ‘what if’ view of world in any spare moment that she has. She is married with two children and the characters in her books have a tiny bit more than a passing resemblance to her family. All of their strengths are their own and all of their weaknesses are pure fiction.

Further Details

Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia



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