Chloe Mikaelsson barely remembers her mother, and her father refuses to talk about her. Her best friend has suddenly stopped returning her phone calls. If that wasn’t bad enough, some creepy cosplay guy is stalking her. She can’t imagine things getting worse. Then a group of masked strangers in dark cloaks, armed with swords and magic, invade her home and drag her sister into the forest behind their home. Before he dies, Chloe’s father places the key to his bedside trunk into her hand and makes her promise to go after her sister. No police, he insists.
With reluctance, Chloe and her closest friends pursue the kidnappers. When they are thrown into a land of magic controlled by a brutal cabal of necromancers, Chloe is forced to question everything she thought he knew about her life. If she can discover where they took her sister, perhaps she might also find the answers to all her questions. But as the losses begin to mount, she starts to wonder if the price for that knowledge is too high.
A Daughter of Two Worlds is the debut novel in The Chronicles of Chloe fantasy series. Filled with a diverse cast of characters, the novel has been compared to George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fire and Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn series. If you like dark fantasy adventures, awash in magic, betrayal, and sacrifice, then you’ll love the first installment of D. T. Nelson’s epic fantasy series.
A Daughter of Two Worlds has been named a Winner in the prestigious 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in Fantasy. Over 2,000 books were submitted in 2019 in 55 categories of both fiction and non-fiction. Those books were culled down to 9 finalists in each category. From there, Librarians and booksellers read and and narrowed the finalists down to three winners in each category.
“For a couple of months a year, our editorial team gathers together for the collaborative work of reading through the thousands of worthy INDIES submissions we receive, whittling categories down to the few books that best represent the spirit and potential of independent publishing,” says Managing Editor Michelle Anne Schingler. “The task of judging books is never easy—our impulse, as readers, is to embrace all titles—but it’s work that we take seriously, as do the librarians and booksellers who further narrow the categories after us.
“The end result are short lists of winners that represent the best of the best—independent titles that you absolutely should not miss. In these troubled times of tremendous change, we hope that you’ll find these selections inspiring—a reminder of what we’re all working toward together.”
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