TORN, out NOW from Orbit Books, is the first in the Unraveled Kingdom series!


In a time of revolution, everyone -- even a humble seamstress plying her magic to support her family -- must take a side.

Sophie is a young seamstress who, with hard work, talent, and a rare proficiency sewing spells into cloth, has managed to open her own shop and lift herself and her brother, Kristos, out of the poverty that plagues their immigrant community.  Meanwhile, her brother, a day laborer with a keen mind and a thirst for justice, rises to prominence in the growing anti-monarchist movement. As the uprising comes to a violent climax, Sophie must choose: between her brother's life and her principles, risking the life she's striving to build.


"Torn challenges readers to thoughtfully consider all sides of social change by humanizing each perspective. Readers interested in classic fantasy, feminism, adventure, and a bit of romance will enjoy this thought-provoking book."―Booklist

"A gorgeous weave of romantic fantasy and urgent politics."―Anna Smith Spark

"Real stakes combined with a clever, unique magic system."―B&N SciFi & Fantasy Blog

"Strong research, moral ambiguities, and an innovative magic system."―Kirkus


"[A] wonderful debut."―BookPage


Available at from AmazonBarnes and Noble, and your favorite local retailer. 


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Book Two of the Unraveled Kingdom, FRAY, arriving in spring 2019!