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Curse of the Specter Queen-A Samantha Knox Novel (Hardcover)
"An incredible action-adventure starring the unwitting Sam Knox, who would rather be holed up with her antiquarian books, and the Steeling siblings, who seem to constantly try to one up each other on swoon-worthiness. Ancient orders and magic curses, (dis)entitled heirs and trans-Atlantic scavenger hunts, this book is the perfect blend of National Treasure meets The Mummy meets Lara Croft. Haven’t we all wanted to find a book with the clues to an ancient secret?"
About the Author
Jenny Elder Moke is the author of Hood, a reimagined take on the classic Robin Hood story. She writes young adult fiction in an attempt to recapture the shining infinity of youth. She worked for several years at an independent publisher in Austin, TX, before realizing she would rather write the manuscripts than read them. She is a member of the Texas Writer’s League and has studied children’s writing with Liz Garton Scanlon. She was a finalist in the Austin Film Festival Fiction Podcast Competition in 2017 for her podcast script, Target. When she is not writing, she’s gathering story ideas from her daily adventures with her two irredeemable rapscallions and honing her ninja skills as a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Jenny lives in Denver with her husband and two children.
"A quick pace and an intriguing puzzle give this adventure story page-turning appeal...Aspiring archeologists, lovers of Celtic lore, and puzzle fans of any kind will find this a rollicking transatlantic adventure."——BCCB
"Pure fun from start to finish. Curse of the Specter Queen is a delightful historical romp, riddled with cryptic puzzles, hints of romance, and an adventurous cast of characters. An ideal escape for fans of curses, magic, and mystery."—Stephanie Garber, #1 New York Times best-selling author of the Caravel series
"Sam is an appealing heroine: smart, well-read, gutsy, and introspective...[Curse of the Specter Queen is] a fast pace, compelling supernatural mystery, and intriguing historical setting add up to broad appeal."——Kirkus
“Apocalyptic curses, blood-chilling demons, and a centuries-old treasure hunt with a brilliant bookish heroine. Curse of the Spector Queen had me feverishly turning pages until I finally arrived at the epic conclusion.”—Livia Blackburne, New York Times best-selling author of Rosemarked and Midnight Thief
“This lush, high-stakes, adventure tale has it all—a rollicking plot, a sweet slow burn of a romance, and a heroine on an epic journey filled with ciphers, curses, and twists that kept me guessing at every turn. A delightful read from start to finish, Curse of the Specter Queen is one of my new favorites.”—Alyson Noël, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals