". . . a sprawling nonlinear narrative." ―Kirkus Reviews
Told in the style of the hit TV show, THIS IS US, the ORPHAN DREAMER SAGA is a modern-day retelling of ANNE OF GREEN GABLESmeets THE DA VINCI CODE.
Author J. Nell Brown―a New Release Top Ten Bestseller in Children's and Young Adult Fantasy (Time-Travel Fiction)—takes readers on a journey that defies time, from 1018 B.C. to a future of what-ifs, in the first full-length novel of the series: ORPHAN DREAMER and the GLASS TATTOO.
In ORPHAN DREAMER and the GLASS TATTOO, Daniela Rose―a preteen and Earth's newest kick-butt Indiana Jones―must come to terms with her destiny, avoid getting committed to the psychiatric ward, endure nightmares about a mysterious boy, deal with the mean girls at school, and save the world by traveling to the past to uncover clues hidden before the dawn of time.
You know, typical middle school drama.
Especially for an awkward thirteen-year-old girl with knobby knees, curly hair, brown skin, and nosebleeds. She's certainly no one special in the eyes of her classmates, who either bully or ignore her.
Before realizing her destiny, Daniela had only two quests in life: become the youngest medical student at her dream school and find a kindred spirit.
However, her destiny has already been decided—and it doesn't include friendship bracelets.
After her thirteenth birthday, Daniela must juggle going to school, caring for her ill father, and solving an ancient puzzle that will protect her friends—and enemies—from a dark, biblical-sized force. One that seeks to eradicate humans from Earth.
Will Daniela stop fighting for the kindred spirit her heart is destined for—leaving him unprotected and doomed to certain death?
Or will she rise to the challenge and meet her destiny head-on when a twist of fate alters the destiny of an orphan boy and the future of humanity?
If you knew your ending, how would you have lived your beginning?
One snowflake falls from heaven to quench hell's thirst. I am that snowflake. I am Daniela. I am the Orphan Dreamer destined to quench the hellish reality of an orphaned boy that I've never met.
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A Coming-of-Age Adventure with a Fantastical Twist
G for language, 16+ for a theme, graphic content, and subject matter
See the author's website for possible triggers: https://www.jnellbrown.com/od-and-gt
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Praise for the Orphan Dreamer Saga
"Danny Rose and Cillian lead deeply unhappy lives. Their childhoods make for an uncomfortable telling, but they stick in the mind. For these two characters alone, readers may take a leap of faith."―Kirkus Reviews
"I'm fully invested in the story and hope the next book comes out soon! Thank you for being the wonderful writer that you are!"―Audiobook Listener
"A debut author's breakthrough novel is about to take readers on a wild journey to the dawn of time and beyond – right after 7th period.―LA Press Release
"Heartwarming and tragic . . ." ―Chanticleer Book Reviews
"This story weaves around two pivotal souls―one in Ireland (and England) and one in America. Worlds apart, yet intertwined . . ." ―Heather G.
"Every now and then you come across a book that takes your breath away." ―Reader