by Jamie Thomas
Sentenced to the otherworldly prison of Asperfell for magic she never knew she possessed, a sharp-tongued young woman must rescue a lost prince if she hopes to return home and save her kingdom from civil war.
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The wonderfully inventive first installment in Thomas’s debut trilogy winningly combines the comedy of manners found in Regency romances with the high spirits of magical school adventure fantasies. […] The charming characters, understated romance that simmers between Briony and Elyan, and easily graspable politics are all well-rendered, but the true star here is the strange, mystical setting of Asperfell. This promising adventure has crossover YA appeal and is sure to win over fantasy readers.
Pub Date: February 18, 2020
Retail Price: $18.50
About the Author
A certified Language Arts teacher in the state of Washington, Thomas holds a Master’s degree in English Education and did her graduate research in the area of gender equality in high school literary curriculum. She is an avid lover of Victorian novels and poetry, Gothic Romanticism, and feminist literature, as well as epic female-led fantasy and historical fiction. Thomas aims to smash the patriarchy one novel at a time, creating characters and worlds that inspire, empower, and elevate women.
Previously, Thomas studied opera and received her formal training at the University of Montana and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and she still enjoys performing occasionally, as well as teaching vocal technique. She lives in Wenatchee, Wash., with her husband, daughter, two enormous dogs, and two mischievous cats.
Author’s website: ThatJamieThomas.com
Author’s Twitter: Twitter.com/thatjamiethomas