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Astrid V.J.'s epic Fantasy/Space-Opera cross-over series set in a dystopian universe, but with an uplifting message.
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The Apprentice Storyteller

"Set amid an imaginative blend of sci-fi and fantasy, the novel’s fictional universe is vividly realized and will grab curious readers. The book works in thought-provoking themes that will further draw readers in." BookLife Prize

The Alchemist meets fantasy with a splash of space opera.


Viola Alerion, a renowned storyteller in the Haldrian Empire, wants to be left in peace. For years, she’s been hounded by her past, never to find a moment’s rest. Then she meets a boy who wants to become her apprentice. He refuses to take no for an answer, and she reluctantly yields, even though she knows taking him with her could endanger his life. As their journey progresses, Viola begins to understand she’s not the only teacher in the equation. The nameless boy also has something to teach, but Viola makes for a reluctant student.

Can she give way to possibility and embrace a future in alignment with what she’s always wanted? Can she find the courage to embrace the principles that will transform her life? Can she overcome her circumstances and face her past? Or will she keep on running with nowhere to hide?
And what of the boy who guards untold secrets and exhibits mysterious powers that defy belief?

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Head over to the award's voting page and find the fantasy category on page 9 of 12.

The Apprentice Storyteller is a Finalist in the 2021 Author Elite Awards (Winners to be announced in October 2021)

The Author Elite Awards recognize excellence in literary achievements. Entries are reviewed and evaluated on popular vote, social contribution, and overall presentation (cover, content, flow, and originality) by the Academy's voting membership, which is comprised of best-selling authors, literary agents, and industry leaders.

Forthcoming titles in this series:
Finding the Way
Becoming Spellwright
Master Wordmage

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