Please welcome to Lizzyland, fantasy author Tristan Tarwater, who’s here to share her “The Valley of Ten Crescents” series.
Little Tavera is a half-elf child in a land of humans, an outsider dragged from bad situation to worse–until Derk whisks her away and adopts her as his own. Tavera soon finds out her new Pa is a master thief, a member of an elite group of professional scoundrels called the Cup of Cream. They make their money that way, sure, but thievery is as necessary as any other profession in the Valley of Ten Crescents; it balances society. To Derk’s–and her own–delight, Tavera grows into a natural thief and works her way toward membership in the Cup. Joining would finally give her some place where she belongs, and it would please the Pa she loves so much. But being a thief means being only one step ahead of the law. When the law finally catches up, Tavera must choose: go against her Pa’s wishes for the sake of loyalty and love; or obey him and survive.
“Thieves at Heart” is the first novel in the series “The Valley of Ten Crescents”.
Tavera is a child passed from hand to hand as a source of cheap labor in the underworld of the Valley. When she finds herself at the mercy of the vicious sausage maker, the elderly Madame Greswin, she discovers secrets from the woman’s past and the consequences leave Tavera fighting for her life.
“Little Girl Lost” is a short story and prequel to “Thieves at Heart”, the first novel in the series “The Valley of Ten Crescents”
About the Author:
Tristan J Tarwater is the author of ‘The Valley of Ten Crescents’ series, as well as several weird fiction short stories. Born and raised in New York City she remembers reading a lot, visiting Museums and the Aquarium frequently and wanting to be a writer from a very early age. Her love of fantasy and sci-fi spills over into what she reads and watches in her free time as well as the collection of dice, books and small metal figurines that reside in her home.
Tristan is currently working on the final edits of her second novel ‘Self Made Scoundrel’, her work can also be found at the gaming blog Troll in the Corner where she writes the weekly column ‘Reality Makes the Best Fantasy’. She currently lives in Central California with her Admin, Small Boss, a cat that knows it’s a multipass and Azrael.