THE COMPLETE TRILOGY: Join Tessa, Ash, and Calder on an epic journey in these award-winning YA fantasy novels.
Silver Medal - SPR Book Awards
Bronze Medal - Wishing Shelf Book Awards
Quarter-finalist - The BookLife Prize, run by Publishers Weekly
In Book 1, DREADMARROW THIEF, sixteen-year-old Tessa Skye, a locksmith's apprentice, loves to shapeshift into a sparrow using a windrider—a forbidden magical amulet. During one of her outings, she accidentally reveals herself to the Conjurer Lord Fellstone. The tyrant sends his knights after her, resulting in the murder of her father. Driven to reverse his fate, Tessa and her two companions embark on a perilous quest seeking love, revenge, and a cure for death.
In Book 2, GRAVENWOOD, desperate to cure her mother of the delusion that she's a bird, Tessa appeals to the conjurer lord in neighboring Blackgrove. Everything goes wrong, however, when he takes Calder hostage and refuses to help until Tessa and Ash bring him the Gravenwood. They set out to steal this magical tablet while romance blossoms between them. But none of them may survive the treachery of the rising despot — unless Tessa can conquer her inner doubts and unlock the secret to becoming a true conjurer.
In Book 3, KINGSHACKLE, Ash is missing and must be found. Confounding the matter, the Conjurer King Slayert launches an attack against the remaining free cities. Saving the world falls to our three heroes, who reunite to steal Slayert's own crown, called the Kingshackle—a magical artifact that makes him invincible. But their success depends on Tessa winning the King's Challenge, the ultimate test of her intelligence, valor, and heart.
"Celebrates life and love the way only the best fantasy tales can." -Kirkus Reviews
"Kaptanoglu's prose is crisp and purposeful, charged with feeling, and always attuned to what will engage readers in each moment." -The BookLife Prize