“A novel that celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can.” -Kirkus Reviews
SEEKING LOVE, REVENGE, AND A CURE FOR DEATH…
In this thrilling fantasy adventure, sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye shapeshifts into a sparrow using a windrider—a forbidden magical amulet. When she accidentally reveals herself to the wicked Conjurer Lord Fellstone, the tyrant has her papa killed. Overcome by guilt and remorse, Tessa sets out for the castle to steal Fellstone’s Dreadmarrow, his most prized magical artifact, which has the power to restore life. She’s joined by Calder, searching for his lost love, and Ash, whose growing attraction to Tessa distracts from his plan to avenge his murdered twin.
DREADMARROW THIEF is an enchanting coming-of-age story about a girl who seeks to wield great power, only to learn it comes at a terrible price.
Targeted Age Group: 13-18
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Marjory Kaptanoglu is a produced screenwriter and novelist. The indie films based on her scripts have screened at major international film festivals, including Santa Barbara, Woodstock, San Diego, Nashville, and Cinequest. Her screenplays have won First Place awards at the Slamdance Film Festival, Table Read My Screenplay, the International Horror & Sci-fi Film Festival, and the Harlem International Film Festival, and have been recognized by the Academy Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting.
Marjory’s debut novel, DREADMARROW THIEF, was a semi-finalist in the William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Novel-in-Progress category. The screenplay version of the novel won the Grand Prize in the Cynosure Screenwriting Awards.
Before turning to writing, Marjory worked as a software engineer at Apple Computer, where she designed the text-editing software for early versions of the Macintosh. She graduated from Stanford University with a B.A. in English.
In her spare time, she loves reading, hiking, travel, and cross-country skiing.
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