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This year, the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award (BBNYA) is celebrating the 55 books that made it into Round Two (semifinals) with a mini spotlight blitz tour for each title. BBNYA is a yearly competition where book bloggers from all over the world read and score books written by indie authors, ending with 15 finalists and one overall winner.

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The Lucky Diamond by Valinora Troy

Published on the 27th of September 2021 by Disresponsible Nodpots Publications – 308 pages – Middle-grade/Children’s Fantasy

GOODREADS SYNOPSIS

“The whirlclouds erupted on all sides, buffeting the boat first one way and then the next, sending Alan sprawling from one side of the deck to the other. He couldn’t stay on his feet long enough to reach the tiller. Yvonne and Susan clung to the mast. He couldn’t see Vicky or Cathy as waves washed over the side, drenching him.”

When 10 year old Cathy meets Lucky, a magical talking diamond, she and her orphaned siblings readily agree to help Lucky get home to the Rock of Diamonds, situated far from their home in the rundown town of Lowdar, in the furthest reaches of the country on the other side of the monster infested Great Forest.

What the five children don’t know is that Lucky’s enemy, the evil Queen Rose of Cassis, is hunting the Diamond princess and will do anything to stop her, and those helping her, from reaching the Rock of Diamonds. With Lucky’s magic waning rapidly and Queen Rose determined to destroy her and the children, can five young orphans possibly succeed in their quest?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR VALINORA TROY

Valinora Troy has been writing since she was a child. Her first story popped into her head when she was 5 or 6, about a little girl who found a magic diamond. Recently she completed a M.A. in Creative Writing, specialising in Children & Young Adult fiction. Her short stories for adults have appeared in various publications. She hails from Blackrock, Co Louth, Ireland, and after living in Dublin for a number of years, recently returned to a magical writing cottage in the Louth area.

The Lucky Diamond is her first published novel, and Revenge of Queen Rose, book 2 in her middle grade children’s fantasy series, has recently been released.

Valinora’s Links: WebsiteTwitterGoodreads


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See you soon, stay safe,

Ellie xx

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