The Librarian's Ruse by Thirzah

The Librarian’s Ruse



Amelia’s peaceful life as a librarian is cut short when she and her older brother Leon are sent on an errand to Eldnaire, the capital city of the vicious Vilnarian Empire. After witnessing a crime carried out in the woods, Amelia and Leon enter the capital only to be faced with an impossible choice: tell the truth and risk imprisonment, or lie and face far worse if they’re caught.

One deception leads to a dozen more, and before she can put an end to the lies, she and Leon are swept up into Vilnaria’s high society. Amelia finds an unlikely ally in Vilnaria’s handsome new ruler, Emperor Kyvir. But as the secrets and scandals continue to pile up and danger closes in on all sides, Amelia must decide once and for all what matters more: the truth…or her life?

Critical Praise for The Librarian’s Ruse

“A debut novel filled with romance, sibling rivalry, and the difficult decisions of staying true to oneself, The Librarian’s  Ruse delivers on all accounts.”
Kim Catron, #1 Bestselling author of Threshing of Straw 

“This enchanting story drew me in and had me turning pages right to the very end. The characters were a delight to get to know. I’m already looking forward to the next installment!”
Rebekah Olson, author of Spell Caster

“An amazing young adult fantasy novel! The Librarian’s Ruse is a great adventure, and Thirzah is a new author to watch!”
Brad Pauquette, author of Sejal: The Walk for Water

Both mysterious and delightful, The Librarian’s Ruse nails the pulse of young adults craving a fantastic world of charming romance, turbulent suspense, and engaging identities.”
NeShea Jenifer, author of PoetrEmotions

“From the start I was swept into another world. The writing is brilliant! Thirzah invites the reader to imagine countless possibilities while clinging to hope that things will resolve for the characters who have won our hearts. I will be nagging the author for the sequel.”
Kyle Peters, author of Every Bush Afire

Praise from real readers:

“The Librarian’s Ruse is a YA novella with lots of fun themes: mercenaries, librarians, sibling rivalry, intrigue, and a smart, introspective protagonist. Two siblings–Amelia and Leon–make a high-stakes decision to become secret imposters in a royal court. This tension line stays taut throughout the book, making it a fast-paced read.” – Emily Hitchcock

I loved it! It is a perfect book for anyone who likes fantasy adventure books with a touch of adorable romance.” – Shelby Little

“Gripping story with sibling dynamics, great stakes, and wonderful prose you’ll want to highlight and quote. Great read even if you’re not a fan of fantasy!” – Rob K.

“I absolutely loved this book from the beginning to the end. It had me constantly wanting to know what would happen and I could not put it down even while it was into the night. The story settings and the overall dynamics of the characters were really great to read and the whole dialogue just felt natural and easy going throughout the book.” – Abi

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