The Golden Orb Cover Copyright (c) 2014 Devin Night,
The Golden Orb Cover
Copyright (c) 2014 Devin Night,

The Golden Orb is Amanda Cook’s first self-published novel and third National Novel Writing Month win. It took her two and a half years to write the first draft, revise it, have it read by her writing group, revise it again, have it read by her beta readers, revise it again, have it edited by a friend and freelance editor, revise it again, and finally, self-publish it. Amanda is very excited to be able to share her book with the world!

Now available in print at Amanda’s CreateSpace Store ,, and Barnes &

Also available in e-book at!

The Interior Map of Ouestfold Copyright (c) 2014 Devin Night,
The Interior Map of Ouestfold
Copyright (c) 2014 Devin Night,

About The Golden Orb:

25-year-old Gabby’s normal human existence became anything but normal when she took the job as Fae Agent for Top Hat in the Fae Realms–magical lands full of wonder and adventure…and danger. When she agrees to find a missing magic artifact for the king of Ouestfold without Top Hat’s knowledge, her secret mission sends her on a journey of discovery that leads her to more than she’d ever bargained for.

“The Golden Orb” is a modern fantasy for young/new adults that blends aspects of high fantasy, similar to Tolkien or Robert Jordan, with elements of fairy tales and mythology. It is both a love letter and an homage to stories and storytellers alike.

Gabby spends her time on the Earthplane hiding behind glamours and the anonymity of her IT job while living a double life as a Fae Agent in the Fae Realms. Her mad Fae employer, Top Hat, tasks Gabby with finding magical items he can hoard in his mansion. After becoming a hero to the citizens of the Fae Realm, Ouestfold, Gabby receives an e-mail from the king asking her to find his missing artifact, the Golden Orb. She runs into a co-worker, Lucas, along the way, and together, they battle an imposter, a mermaid, goblins, and even a vampyre in order to get the Orb safely home. Gabby’s strange family history comes back to haunt her as she tries to work out her feelings for Lucas as well as accept the fate that’s been dealt her. “The Golden Orb” is a fantasy full of adventure and romance with danger lurking around every corner.

Amanda Cook is a writer and stay at home mom who lives in a southern Indiana woods with her spouse, kids, and one clingy dog. In the Before Times (and sometimes even now), she could/can be found helping out with her kids' school, catching up on her toppling TBR pile, playing games with her friends, hanging out at virtual conventions, crying over period dramas, or sewing yet another cosplay. Her second novel, "When We Were Forgotten," was the winner of the 2018 Bronze Medal for Best Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror E-Book from the Independent Publisher Book (IPPY) Awards. She writes short speculative fiction and poetry that can be found at various markets and here on her blog.

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