I received this book for free from the publisher as a free story in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Luthier's Apprentice by Mayra Calvani
This amateur sleuth, mystery, paranormal fantasy was published by Sartoris Literary Group on August 2014 and has 190 pages.
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Title: The Luthier’s Apprentice
Series: Violinist Detective, 1
Author: Mayra Calvani
Genre/Age Range: Paranormal Fantasy for Young Adults
Publisher: Twilight Times Books, http://twilighttimesbooks.com
Release Date: May 15, 2014 (eBook)
August 15, 2014 (print)
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Chapter excerpt: http://twilighttimesbooks.com/LuthiersApprentice_ch1.html
Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…
When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice. But when her beloved violin teacher disappears, Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist-turned-evil-sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms.
But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma’s family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?
Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him. And undo the curse that torments her family — before evil wins and she becomes the next luthier’s apprentice…
Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to nonfiction to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews, and reviews published in magazines such as The Writer, Writer’s Journal, and Bloomsbury Review, among others. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she now resides in Brussels, Belgium.
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