A Wild & Remarkable Thing by Jen Castleberry
Fifteen years have passed since a Fire Scale scorched Cayda’s village. Fifteen years of beatings, of bare kitchen cupboards and sloppy swordplay. Fifteen years of biting her lip for her father’s cane while her younger sisters did the same for the grimy patrons of the village brothels. Fifteen years of staring steadfastly after beauty in an increasingly ugly world.
Now, with hair shorn and breast bound, Cayda marches into the Summer Alps as Cody, a hopeful Champion seeking a dragon-slayer’s reward, with the full weight of her family’s survival on her shoulders.
But the road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations. Sensible Cayda soon discovers that she is not the only Champion with her eye on the prize, or the only one wearing a disguise.
With monsters, gods, and royalty hot on her heels, Cayda must ask herself if victory is worth sacrificing her identity for – or her life.
A Wild and Unremarkable Thing pits girl against dragon in a stunning blend of Greek mythology and medieval lore. Readers will not quickly forget the diverse cast or the thrilling, sexy ride!
Jen Castleberry lives and writes in Virginia Beach. The middle sister of three, she finds herself drawn to stories which celebrate the fierce feminine spirit and the poignantly sympathetic nature of sisterhood. Her background is in Animal Welfare. All of her pets are named after superheroes.
More info at http://www.jencastleberry.com Sales Copy:
“Men bow to nothing but gold, glory, flesh, and death.”
“The road between poverty and prosperity is rife with beasts, betrayals, and baser temptations.”
“A swallow. A blink. A wobbling room. A shorn, boyish reflection gazing out of her tears. And a scream.”
“The Fire Scale came. It came and ruined Ithil. It made the whole town burn. It made her a boy.” “She is wild, though she is plain.”
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