Museum of Thieves
Now available in paperback.
Goldie Roth lives in the tyrannical city of Jewel , where impatience is a sin, and boldness is a crime.
Frustrated, Goldie bravely runs away. She finds herself in the mysterious Museum of Dunt , where she meets a boy named Toadspit, and discovers the museum holds terrible and thrilling secrets.
Only a thief can understand its strange, shifting rooms, and fortunately, Goldie has a talent for thieving. When the Blessed Guardians have plans for the museum that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves, it will take a daring thief to stop them.
City of Lies
Now available in hardcover.
Goldie Roth is a trained thief and a skilled liar. Along with her friend Toadspit, she's supposed to be one of the Keepers of the mysterious Museum of Dunt. But although she desperately wants to be a Keeper, she will not leave her sick parents to do so. But when Toadspit's sister Bonnie is stolen, he and Goldie are forced to follow the child-stealers to the neighboring city of Spoke. Along the way, Toadspit too is captured, and Goldie is caught up in the Festival of Lies, where every word she says means something else and no one can be trusted. There, Goldie discovers some dangerous secretssecrets that the child-stealers will kill to protect. She will need all her skills as a thief and a liar if she is to survive and save her friends.
Path of Beasts
Now available in hardcover.
The city of Jewel is in peril once again, as it is held captive by the frightful Fugleman, his band of Blessed Guardians, and an army of merciless mercenaries. There's no doubt that Goldie and Toadspit want to get their city back, but how can a small group of children fight against such overwhelming forces of evil? And how, as Goldie is determined, can they avoid bloodshed in a war that will set thieves against soldiers, and trickery and deception against a mighty cannon that shoots cannonballs bent on destruction? As Toadspit fights the Fugleman in a duel to the death, Goldie must face her hardest task yet. If she is to save the city, she must walk the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves. No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it.
"A fun read and an intriguing start to a new series.”
"Readings will quickly be caught up in the highly dramatic chases, the intruiging museum that shifts layout at will, and the nifty otherworld elements. There's depth beneath that, though, with the mix of love, fear, longing, and disaster that led to the society's gradual movement away from individual freedoms and toward the safety of letting charismatic individuals shape everone's lives, a decision that may set young readers thinking about their own world's choices.”
"Easy to read, with plenty of action and strange events, this will be popular with fans of Diana Wynne Jones. Best of all are the strong characters, not just Goldie but those who oppose her, like the Fugleman, the leader of the Blessed Guardians, who has his own plans for Jewel.”
"The story line is strong, there is action on every page, and young readers will love the adventures Goldie and Toadspit go on.”
"This book is very good and would make my 'top ten' list. There is nothing obvious that could be added to make it better. I would recommend this to others who are looking for an exciting page-turner. The Keeper series could easily match up to the Harry Potter and Percy Jackson series.”
"Museum of Thieves is a fun, suspenseful fantasy novel full of action and adventure. It has all of the marks of becoming a classic of children's literature. It is the first novel in a the Keeper series, and if the other books are going to be even half as good as this one, it promises to be an awesome series, indeed. The next novel will be called City of Lies. I can hardly wait for it to come out, so I can see what happens to Goldie and Toadspit next! I'd highly recommend this to anyone who loves fantasy novels.”
"Entertaining and fun, but with enough substance to make it solid reading fare for kids and parents alike.”
"Note to the author: that book was insanely awesome, so please, please, keep them coming!”
"This book draws you in like a magnetic force.”
"It was like stepping into an entirely new world that you don’t want to leave. It’s a thrilling adventure that’s impossible to put down.”
"My favorite thing about the book is how fast-paced it is. I loved how I was able to come back to the book at any time and become completely absorbed in it.”
"This keeps you on your toes when you’re reading. It almost feels like you’re waiting because you know the author is going to surprise you.”
"This is a “can’t stop reading” book.”
"If a lot of kids read this book, it could become the new TWILIGHT.”
"I liked the characters because some of them risk their lives for friends.”
"It is really action-packed! I can’t wait until they start to sell the next book!”