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Monday, July 25, 2011

Guest Post with Shawn Thomas Odyssey, Author of The Wizard of Dark Street!

The Wizard of Dark Street

The Wizard of Dark Street is available to the public for the first time today, July 26th, 2011!  I can’t tell you how VERY, VERY, VERY…VERY EXCITED I am to finally be able to share the mysterious world of Dark Street and Oona Crate’s extraordinary story with the world.  What better way to celebrate the book launch than to share some of the character’s favorite books?  Have you read any of them?  Have a look.  There’s some really good ones here.  Might be a little hard to find, to be sure.

The Wizard of Dark Street character’s favorite books:

Deacon: The Encyclopedia Arcanna.  (A set of more than one hundred reference books regarding all things magical)

Oona: The Dark Street Who’s Who: 36BC to Present. (This book contains information on nearly every person who has ever lived on Dark Street past and present)

The Wizard: The Gentleman’s guide to Social Gathering and Party Planning. 1877 edition.  (The name of this book pretty much speaks for itself)

Samuligan (the faerie servant)The Last Faerie Road: an incomplete history of Dark Street, by Arthur Blackstone.

Adler Iree: Any book on magical law. (The older and more ancient the book the better)

Isadora Iree: The Handbook for the Academy of Fine Young Ladies.  (Everything a young lady needs to know about appropriateness, suitability, and social correctness in the year 1877.  Not that Isadora always follows these rules, but they are good to know so that, when the opportunity presents itself, she can make others feel stupid when they show their ignorance.) 

Lamont John-Michael Arlington Fitch III: Prefers to read The New York Times cover to cover.

Inspector White: He’s been meaning to read the official Dark Street Police Department’s Procedure Handbook for quite some time…but hasn’t quite gotten around to it yet.

Constable Trout: Cheep yellow-back romance novels and penny dreadfuls.  (Trout can’t get enough of them.  Reads them constantly…indeed, it has been noted that the man has a serious problem)

Shawn Thomas Odyssey
Shawn Thomas Odyssey is the author of THE WIZARD OF DARK STREET, a Middle Grade novel of detection and magic. Coming July 26, 2011, from Egmont USA.
The Wizard of Dark Street
The Wizard of Dark Street
by Shawn Thomas Odyssey
(July 26, 2011)

Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard's apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.

Despite possessing the rare gift of Natural Magic, Oona wants to be a detective. Eager for a case, she is determined to prove that logic can be just as powerful as wizardry. But when someone attacks her uncle--the Wizard of Dark Street--Oona is forced to delve even deeper into the world of magic.

Full of odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will have you guessing until the very end.

The Wizard of Dark Street is available in bookstores nationwide and online in both hardback and eBook formats.

Please visit: http://www.thewizardofdarkstreet.com

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Cara said...

That cover is lovely. Can't wait to read this one! :)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

O that was super fun. This one is totally on my TBR list.