Lian Tanner writes middle-grade fantasy/adventure, and her most recent book came out in October last year. The second one in the series is coming out this October (stay tuned). Her previous kids’ books have sold into the US, but this one hasn’t yet, so she gave us Australian links. She posts here as Lian Tanner, the same name she writes under, and her latest (until October) is Accidental Heroes (The Rogues #1). It’s only available on Australian Amazon right now and they won’t sell to the US, but she has several books available on Amazon US, too (search for “Lian Tanner”).
How much do I love this cover?)
The devious Lord Rump and his granddaughter, Duckling, need a disposable boy, and Pummel, a farm boy looking for work in the city, fits the bill perfectly. Duckling is happy to tangle him in her grandpa’s web, as long as Grandpa keeps his promise – that this is his very last Scheme.
Lord Rump’s machinations take both children into the ancient Strong-hold of Berren, and before long they are entwined in a plot to kill the heir to the Faithful Throne. If they want to protect the heir and save themselves from an awful death, Duckling and Pummel must learn to use the magic that no one else believes in.