Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Untamed by Madeline Dyer

The awesome debut novel by my friend Madeline Dyer releases today and it's making a huge splash.

You know how much I hate labels but I'm told some of you like to know what kind of story you're going to read so...okay. It is, I believe - and I'm sure she'll tell me if I'm wrong - a YA fantasy novel. I don't think there's any major romance, which is unusual for my recommendations, but hey I like to read a lot of things and books are books. If they're well written who cares?


As one of the last Untamed humans left in the world, Seven’s life has always been controlled by tight rules. Stay away from the Enhanced. Don’t question your leader. And, most importantly, never switch sides—because once you’re Enhanced there’s no going back. Even if you have become the perfect human being. 

But after a disastrous raid on an Enhanced city, Seven soon finds herself in her enemy’s power. Realizing it’s only a matter of time before she too develops a taste for the chemical augmenters responsible for the erosion of humanity, Seven knows she must act quickly if she’s to escape and save her family from the same fate. 

Yet, as one of the most powerful Seers that the Untamed and Enhanced have ever known, Seven quickly discovers that she alone holds the key to the survival of only one race. But things aren’t clear-cut anymore, and with Seven now questioning the very beliefs she was raised on, she knows she has an important choice to make. One that has two very different outcomes. 

Seven must choose wisely whose side she joins, for the War of Humanity is underway, and Death never takes kindly to traitors.

Sales links 

Amazon US
Amazon UK

Media Links

Twitter @MadelineDyerUK

Author Bio

Madeline Dyer is a fantasy and science fiction writer who keeps dragons and is never far away from a notebook. In fact, at least one notebook is known to follow her wherever she goes, and she can frequently be seen scribbling on its pages.
A life-long reader, Madeline has always loved reading, and, due to her love of mythology and folklore, the fantasy genre soon became her favourite; it seemed only natural that she would write her own short stories, and aged 16 she received her first short story acceptance for “The Silent Siren”, which was subsequently published in Iron Bound Issue 3. Since then, her short fiction has been published by a number of presses, including Mirror Dance Fantasy, Mad Swirl, Yesteryear Fiction and NonBinary Review.
By the age of 19, Madeline had a book contract for her debut novel with Prizm Books. UNTAMED, a fantasy dystopia novel for young adults, will be published at the end of May 2015, and is the first book in a predicted series of four.
Madeline is a regular participant in the NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo events, and has found that penning the first draft in less than 31 days is the best way forward for her. Indeed, the first draft of UNTAMED was written in 28 days, and then reshaped and edited for a further eight weeks, before it was ready for submission.

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