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The Silver Child

Cover for The Silver ChildMaia Starfield is on the run, having successfully hidden her ability to create silver just by singing—until government thugs arrived to take her away. Her mother sent her out the door just in time, giving her only one piece of advice: Find Dr. Martus.

Albert Martus has no idea why Maia was sent to find him—the doctor who delivered her 17 years ago. But from the moment she turns up, his story becomes intertwined with hers…as it has been since before she was born.

Follow this unlikely team as they discover the truth about the past and their present, the regime known as the Brotherhood, and the magical and ordinary power they each carry deep inside.

“Nancy Norbeck’s THE SILVER CHILD shows us a fantasy world that is all too real, ruled by a modern Inquisition that seeks to control minds and wipe out history. Maia, the Silver Child of the title, is a natural magician who has only the faintest awareness of her powers. More important, she is alive, a vividly drawn teenage girl who must discover who she is in a time of terror. The story is big, the characters both heroic and sweet.” ~Rachel Pollack, World Fantasy Award and Arthur C. Clarke Award-winning novelist

Available for Kindle and Nook, and in paperback. You can also pick up a copy at Classics Books and Gifts in Trenton, NJ (and check out other local authors at the same time!).

Check out the opening of the book below:

Sample reader reviews: “The Silver Child will have you turning pages and on the edge of your seat while cheering for a heroine who must learn her own strengths and power, battling against all odds with the help of a rousing cast of unlikely characters, committed to defeating a totalitarian regime that hides their quest for control behind a spiritual mask. A good read and gripping story.” ~Paula Farrington,

“This is listed as ‘young adult’ but as an ‘older adult’ I found so much here that touched my inner imagination as well as my heart. I thoroughly enjoyed this and as another reviewer said, I couldn’t put it down. We were on a bus trip to Montreal when I started reading this and had to tear myself away every day to get off of the bus! I found myself caring deeply for the main characters of Maia and Martus, and was pulling for them both through the entire book. There is just enough magic here to make the plot seem purely magical rather than far-fetched (as I so often find in books about future times).” ~Anne M. Bennett,