Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
During her final story peddling tour, a tale of treason spills from her hands, threatening the king himself. Tanwen goes from peddler to prey as the king’s guard hunts her down . . . and they’re not known for their mercy. As Tanwen flees for her life, she unearths long-buried secrets and discovers she’s not the only outlaw in the empire. There’s a rebel group of weavers . . . and they’re after her too.
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Lindsay A. Franklin is a best-selling author, award-winning editor, and homeschooling mom of three. She would wear pajama pants all the time if it were socially acceptable. She lives in her native San Diego with her scruffy-looking nerf-herder of a husband, their precious geeklings, three demanding thunder pillows (a.k.a. cats), and a stuffed wombat with his own Instagram following.
In My Opinion…
If that gorgeous cover hasn’t caught your eye, the description of the book should. Lindsay A. Franklin takes the printed-black-and-white pages of this story and infuses them with heart and color. Adventure, treason, rebellion, and art await readers.
Tanwen’s life has mostly consisted of the small farming town she’s lived in as long as she can remember. Her longing for memories of her parents, for a family, is achingly haunting while her closest held dream of storytelling for the king is one she is passionate about. She is a combination of naivety and drive. Of a young woman who grew up too fast out of necessity.
Tanwen’s journey is full of unanswered questions, intense moments of danger, and lots of introspection. Can she make a difference from the inside without erasing all she holds dear?
Franklin’s land of Tir is magical, mysterious, and the world building is top notch. The characters are given individual expressions that keep the supporting cast from running together. Franklin’s expert storytelling reveals secrets at just the right point as she weaves her own magic throughout the pages.
I’m looking forward to spending more time Tanwen and the others in book two.
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