Argh Author: Lian Tanner’s Accidental Heroes

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.  

Check the book out or Lian’s website;  buy on Amazon Australia or on the publisher’s link.


18 thoughts on “Argh Author: Lian Tanner’s Accidental Heroes

  1. Sounds like it really deserves international publication to me. If you have the overseas rights, can’t you self-publish in other territories?

    Good luck with it!

    1. I did have the overseas rights, but international publishers are being really cautious at the moment, particularly with trilogies. It’s coming out in Spain, which is very pleasing, and for now we have given my Australian publishers the North American rights as well, to see how they go with it.

    1. Isn’t it beautiful? The illustrator is a young Melbourne woman, and this was her first ever book cover. I think she’s got a great future ahead.

  2. It sounds great! I too love the cover. I do hope it makes it to the U.S. I would enjoy reading it.

  3. Lian, I just went to my local library’s web site and they list 7 hardcover, 6 ebooks and 3 audiobooks, all rated 4 to 4.5 stars (Almost no one gets 5 stars). So in Portland, OR you are very well thought off.

    1. Ooh, that’s so nice. I did a whirlwind tour through Portland when the Keepers first came out in the US, and thought it was such a beautiful city.

  4. I found a paper copy at my local Robinson’s today, so I get to read it over the weekend. Lucky me!

  5. Super cute and super fun. Congrats!

    I love middle grade fiction. I used to haunt the kids’ section. Now I have kids, so maybe I don’t seem as creepy.

    Also, I find Australian humour and mine tend to mesh. Off to check it out!


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