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Some people say that fire and water don’t mix, but others say that opposites attract.

Ash and Cascadia seem like best friends and neighbors, but may or may not be actually dating. Most young people at their stage in life only have to deal with college classes and finding a job, and not a unique gift that will ultimately tangle them up in a web of intrigue, mystery, and action. This new adventure will help them develop new friendships and strengthen old ones, bringing them closer to God and ultimately to each other. Can they protect their identity, defend their faith, survive danger, and make it to Mass on Sunday?

A savory blend of danger, drama, and fun season this clean, family-friendly contemporary fantasy.

Cover art by Michelle Thomas

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But don't take my word for it:

“Once I started this 375 page book earlier this week, I had a hard time putting it down! Fantasy isn’t always my go-to genre, and honestly I’m sometimes skeptical of Catholic fantasy- but author @zmt_books knocked this one out of the park! The characters are very ordinary people who happen to have an extraordinary ability. Catholic faith and belief in God is woven naturally throughout the story, with some characters’ faith extremely strong and active, others lacking, and some seeking. This well written and developed story was also completely family friendly. There isn’t unnecessary violence, it wasn’t super scary or dark, and the gentle romance between the main characters isn’t the only story arc. The resolution was satisfying but the book is developed enough that there are plenty of unanswered questions-leading me to hope for a sequel or series! Definitely would recommend to teens who like fantasy but who you’d like to steer away from some of the pitfalls often found in that genre.” Katie Bogner

“An Octave of Stars is an urban fantasy with imaginative worldbuilding and an awesome ensemble cast. This book’s refreshingly clean writing and captivating story makes it appropriate for young readers as well as adults. For those seeking a faith-based action adventure about ordinary people with extraordinary powers, I would highly recommend this book!” Mary Rose Kreger

“A lovely urban fantasy with a unique magic system and endearing characters. The story is child-friendly and shows a diverse cast of characters living with Jesus as the center of their lives amidst challenging and fantastical circumstances.” Jared Guertin

“Octave of Stars is a colorful, action-packed family-friendly fantasy showcasing close friends demonstrating what love, loyalty, and faith can achieve when faced with incredible hardships…. Solid Christian faith plays a charming character in this enthralling novel you’ll not want to put down!” —Deborah Lynn

“This is a clean fantasy novel, and could be enjoyed by all ages. There is a huge focus on religion, as the characters are devoutly Catholic, which of course impacts their thoughts and actions. An interesting pov for fantasy, and not something I’ve seen much of. It’s a classic good vs evil rescue story. I enjoyed getting to meet all the characters and watching them use their gifts. Loved all the friendships and the obvious soul mate bond between Ash and Cascadia…A fun read overall.” Ali G

“Safe for children, yet engaging enough for adults, a daring story of courage, friendship, teamwork & love. This book will surprise and delight readers at every twist & turn. A must-read for families, or individuals looking for Catholic stories with character, spirit & personality.” I. Thomas

“It’s awesome!” —G. Thomas

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  • Book length: 134,000 words, reading time about 9 hours
  • Includes wallpaper & bonus material
  • Book length: 6×9 paperback, 375 pages
  • Includes mini-epilogue not found in Ebook!
  • Complimentary Ebook copy with purchase

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octave of stars paperback

NEW: Paper-exclusive Bonus Material! Additional story material at the end of the book that you won’t find in the ebook version! You’ll also get the bonus material included with the ebook AND an ebook copy as well.

  • Book Length: 134K words, approximately 370 pages.
  • Reading time: Approximately 9 hours.
  • You are purchasing a physical book. It’s a 6×9 paperback, and very nice.
  • This is a print-on-demand product, meaning it doesn’t exist until you order it. This allows us to offer it to you for a fair price, but it also means the wait time will be about two to three weeks from when you place your order.
  • If you order a signed copy, if will ship out right away. Please add any dedication you want at checkout.
  • The book will ship USPS Media Mail, meaning you won’t get a tracking number, but you will be notified when it’s been dispatched from the printing facility.