Monday, February 12, 2018

"Dreadmarrow Thief" by Marjory Kaptanoglu!

Hiya guys and dolls! Check out this epic adventure, perfect for any fan of sci-fi fantasies!

Dreadmarrow Thief

The Conjurer Fellstone, #1

 Dreadmarrow Thief
~Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu

~Released: October 9th 2017

~Length: 225 Pages

~Genres: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Young Adult


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.

“The quest narrative is exciting and compelling... a work of classic fantasy.” -The BookLife Prize

“A novel that celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can.” -Kirkus Reviews

 About the Author

 Marjory Kaptanoglu
Marjory Kaptanoglu is a produced screenwriter and novelist. The indie films based on her scripts have screened at 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. She co-wrote the feature film, SLANDER, a political thriller adapted from Christopher Bram’s novel, GOSSIP, currently in pre-production.

Marjory Kaptanoglu's debut novel, Dreadmarrow Thief, is a semifinalist in the 2017 William Faulkner – William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, Novel-in-Progress category, under its previous title, Fellstone. The screenplay version of the novel won the Grand Prize in the 2016 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.

Marjory writes in many genres, probably because she also loves reading different genres. What she looks for is a good story, well-told and well-written.

~ Connect with Marjory Online ~



An epic quest, takes three young people on an unforgettable adventure.

Tessa, Calder, and Ash become companions of circumstance, as their common goal leads them to face the wicked Conjurer Lord Fellstone. As with any good adventure, our three heroes endure trials and hardships that bring them all closer together, while strengthening them as individuals, and friends. For two of them, it brings more between them than either were prepared for.

I'm a big fan of epic adventures, and am rarely disappointed with them. I love disappearing into a world full of adventure, magic, danger, and bravery. This book had it all, with humor and unique creatures sprinkled in, making it unique and interesting. Fast paced from the first page, there weren't many times where the story lagged, and I found it to be a quick read. I also thought it very well written, especially for a book with three separate points of view.

Overall, this book is wonderful. While the ending is obviously set up for a sequel, it has closure and could easily be read as a stand alone story. Either way, I doubt any reader will be unsatisfied when they hit the last page, and will most likely join me in wanting to read the following books in this series. I am thankful to the author for the chance to enjoy this adventure.

*I was given a complimentary eCopy of this book, from the author, to read in exchange for an honest review.

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