the shadow in her pocket
"Koppel is scary-talented and mark my words, this teenager is one day going to become a literary force... this first effort is that good." — NY Times bestselling author Bob Eckstein, The Elements of Stress.
“A world driven to chaos by the three most dangerous things: resourceful girls, scheming politicians—and dragons. Deliciously compelling story salted with plenty of wry humor… Absolutely smashing debut.” —Katherine Catmull, author of The Radiant Road and Summer and Bird
16-year-old Ren Koppel Torres' debut Middle Grade fantasy novel is a riveting story of bravery, friendship, and purpose. On a frigid island wrought with magic, beasts, and secrets, three young girls leading completely different lives are thrust together into an army of sorcerers. When Holly accidentally puts a curse on her village, she sets sail to find the mythical island from her father's stories. Evelyn leaves her underground city to follow a talisman that could lead her to her missing memories. Elodie forgoes her duties as nobility to prove a Councilor's plot. When warring factions in the army awaken an ancient peril, Holly, Evelyn, and Elodie must pool their strengths, their magic, and the hidden clues of a nursery rhyme and prophecy to survive.
Buy the Kindle version here. Paperback to be released in a few days!