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Book Description

The Lost Diadem by Saoirse O'Mara

The Indie Book of the Day for 25th of November, 2013!

Genre: Literary, Fantasy

You never know when you might end up on the other side of the law….

Govin had no clue how much his life would change when he signed up for the City Guard in Davon. A fateful meeting throws him into an adventure he would never have imagined, not even in his wildest dreams, and he is left to fix the mess once known as his life. And if that weren’t enough, there is still a cunning thief to catch….

“Bardon put the quill down and scrutinised his work. The sketch showed a young girl with untidy hair, smart eyes and a cute little nose. ‘A pretty girl,’ he remarked. ‘Too bad she’s a thief. She might’ve grown up to become a beauty, but I doubt she’ll live long enough. The streets are rough, and the prison’s even rougher.’ Govin felt a pang of guilt.”

Meet Govin and Tayla as their friendship begins. Their first meeting doesn’t bode well, but when faced with the choice to save themselves or do the right thing, they decide to stand up for each other. Soon, though, things get out of hand and they need help from others. Will they trust the right persons?

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Book Insight

  • File Size: 207 KB
  • Print Length: 114 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1479106208
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RCL2TQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

Read Sample

Saoirse O’Mara is a freelance writer of children’s and YA fantasy. She lives in Germany with her sweetheart and works as freelance editor, translator, and language teacher whenever she isn’t writing.

“I first started writing when I had figured out how to build words out of these weird shapes we call letters. My probably strongest memory of an early written piece is from fourth grade, when I wrote a short theatre play that was almost shown at a school festival. I don’t remember anymore what prevented the show, but I still remember clearly how we practised for weeks in our breaks.

My next strong memory, and my first finalised manuscript, was an adventure book for children, similar to those by Enid Blyton–my strongest influence back then and my favourite writer for a long time. I simply loved her Famous Five and Adventure series, among others. I wrote that manuscript when I was twelve or thirteen, and completely revised and rewrote it again with sixteen. It’s still sitting on my shelf and on my harddrive, and I think apart from my mom, no one has ever read it. It’s nothing to show around (I’m sure my writing style back then was awful), but it is certainly something to be proud of. I started and finished a complete manuscript.

I don’t remember when I started reading fantasy but it must have been pretty early on. With twelve, I read my first book in English (I’m a German native)–Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets…and then Lord of the Rings. Yes, I went from a children’s book to High Fantasy with lots of difficult-to-read descriptions. To be honest, I’m still not sure I actually understood all of the story and scenery, but I managed to read through the whole trilogy and was hooked enough that I bought and read The Hobbit a year later during a vacation in London.”

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