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Brian Farrey

Biography

Brian Farrey

Brian Farrey’s debut novel, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU, was named a Stonewall honor book by the American Library Association and the 2012 Minnesota Book Award winner for Young People’s literature. The first book in his critically acclaimed middle grade fantasy series (THE VENGEKEEP PROPHECIES, THE SHADOWHAND COVENANT, and THE GRIMJINX REBELLION) was named a Junior Library Guild selection, appeared on the Winter 2012-2013 Kids’ Indie Next List, and was listed as one of Kirkus Reviews’ “Best Children’s Books of 2012.” His next novel, THE SECRET OF DREADWILLOW CARSE, will be published in 2016.

Brian Farrey

Books by Brian Farrey

by Brian Farrey - Children's 8 - 12, Adventure, Fantasy, Friendship, Science Fiction

In the center of the verdant Monarchy lies Dreadwillow Carse, a black and desolate bog that little is known about it, except for one dire warning: If any monarch enters Dreadwillow Carse, then the Monarchy will fall. Twelve-year-old Princess Jeniah yearns to know what the marsh could possibly conceal that might topple her family’s thousand-year reign of peace and prosperity. Meanwhile, in the nearby town of Emberfell, where everyone lives with unending joy, a girl named Aon hides a sorrow she can never reveal. She knows that something in the carse --- something that sings a haunting tune only Aon can hear--holds the cure for her sadness. After a chance meeting, Princess Jeniah and Aon hatch a plan to send Aon into the heart of the carse to unlock its darkest secret. But when Aon doesn’t return, a guilt-stricken Jeniah must enter the carse to try and rescue her friend--even if it means risking the entire Monarchy.

by Brian Farrey - Youth Fiction

With more twists and turns than a palace vault and one unforgettable family of thieves, this second book in Brian Farrey's epic Vengekeep trilogy will leave you breathless. Now, in this exciting sequel, Jaxter Grimjinx is back. Trouble is brewing in the Five Provinces. With the help of a few new friends, Jaxter will have to delve deep into some long-buried and dangerous secrets.

by Brian Farrey - Family Life, Fantasy

Jaxter Grimjinx is supposed to be a born thief. At least, he's supposed to be. But Jaxter is so clumsy that in his first solo heist, he sets the Castellan's house on fire and lands his family in the gaol. Then a suspiciously convenient prophecy emerges naming the Grimjinx clan as the soon-to-be heroes of Vengekeep. Now, Jaxter Grimjinx will have to become the hero he was truly born to be.