Amy, the only child of a poor family living in the bustling city of Dolphin Point, is given an amazing and potentially dangerous pendant as a present for her fourteenth birthday. She does not know how amazing or how potentially dangerous it is. If she did, she would cherish it even more. She is that kind of girl.
Through her investigations of the mysterious pendant, she uncovers an ancient mystery, the remnants of a vast alien commercial enterprise buried beneath surface of the planet. Unfortunately, the central computer for the complex is aware of her intrusion and it cannot let her escape with knowledge of its existence.
Amy’s Pendant is the first Young Adult novel by D.L. Morrese. Although it is a standalone story, it is set in the same world as the Warden books that comprise Defying Fate and contains tie-ins to those much as Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching YA books do to his adult Discworld stories.
Amy’s Pendant was released by Fuzzy Android Press on 12 March 2013 in eBook and paperback editions.
What People are Saying:
I loved Amy’s Pendant and thought it the perfect novel for the tween market. … Morrese’s humor and little hints of levity that made the Warden series so compelling continue in this novel. http://www.rabidreaderstoo.com/amys-pendant-by-d-l-morrese/
Questions and Answers about this book:
How does this book differ from your previous books?
It differs in several ways. It has a younger protagonist and it is told from her single point of view. It is also less of a parody than my previous adult novels, which intentionally poke fun at epic fantasies. Amy’s Pendant is more of a traditional Young Adult science fiction story, although in a fantasy adventure type setting.
When you say ‘traditional’ do you mean dark?
By no means. I don’t write dark fiction. I don’t care for it. The real world has both light and dark aspects to it and, quite frankly, I find the light far more worthy of attention. My novels are lighthearted, humorous, thought provoking, entertaining, and, above all, positive. The protagonist in this book is an admirable young girl, motivated by her insatiable curiosity and her desire to help her family. These are the types of characters worth reading about, both real and fictional.
Speaking of the protagonist, have we seen her before?
No, she is a new character, but she was mentioned in The Warden Threat. If you look closely, you can find her name a few times in this book.
Will this be the start of a new series?
I would like it to be. I plan to continue creating both YA and adult stories set in the fictional world I created for the Warden novels. Many tales from there remain to be told.