A YA Fantasy Adventure

by Iris van Ooyen

poisoned arrow

The story

“How can you call what I have—what I did—a gift?”
“There’s a reason for your power. You’ll never fully control your magic until you embrace it.”
Cold fear gripped her stomach.
“I know you’re scared. But I trust you.”

Raised in solitude to protect her from the world—or is it the other way around?—Iris is fated to save Fleuris from a power-hungry priest. A spirit from the afterworld sends a legendary magician who teaches Iris to master the devastating power lining her veins.

Backed by her best friend Auran, Iris struggles to accept her destiny. But when their hiding place is pierced with poisonous arrows shot from the past, she must choose whether to listen to her heart or turn her curse into a gift. Will she find the strength within?

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The author

Iris van Ooyen is a creative entrepreneur living in the south of The Netherlands. She turned her own curse into a gift when she learned to embrace her sensitivity.

A ferocious reader, 10-year-old Iris was already exploring the adult section in the library—having read everything in the children’s section more than once. Even at age three, she ‘read’ out loud to her little brother—recounting her favorite stories word for word.

Iris always has more ideas than she has time. One came knocking four years ago—after avoiding her heroine’s story for over a year, she finally gave in and put pen to paper. Over three years, she thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Iris, Auran, Jacob, Merlow and the other characters in this book. It was an equal joy to learn more about the craft of writing.

When Iris isn’t working on her novel, she helps her clients tap into their SWEET POWER™. An​ ​MBA​ ​with​ ​a​ ​background in​ ​corporate​ ​marketing,​ ​Iris combines​ ​her​ ​extensive​ ​business​ ​experience​ ​with​ ​her​ ​renowned razor-sharp,​ ​intuitive​ ​insights​ ​to​  support ​sensitive souls struggling​ ​in​ ​their​ ​career,​ ​business,​ ​or​ ​high​-performance​ ​lives.​

Iris has a closet with too many dresses and doesn’t go anywhere without organic dark chocolate and a bottle of filtered water. Nothing makes her smile as much as the huge fragrant roses from her garden. Except perhaps books.


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