🌟2020 Watty's Winner🌟 A sixteen-year-old orphan, hoping to find a new family, joins a faction of Rogues and becomes vital in their conflict with a rival faction.
For as long as she can remember, Valeria Torres has always been the girl no one cared about. Having immigrated to the United States as a child after her parents' deaths, she tried to play by the rules as she navigated orphanages, homelessness, and a juvenile detention center.
But her luck is about to change.
Valeria discovers the Rogue Faction; a group of outlaws who use real world and mystical talents to steal from the wicked and give to the poor. Things seem to click into place as she joins a new family in New York City, goes back to school, trains as a Rogue, and makes new friends. But when Valeria discovers that two of her new friends are teenagers from a rival faction, she finds herself thrust into the middle of a conflict that could determine the fate of the world.
A story that combines elements of Harry Potter, Batman, and Robin Hood with a unique female protagonist in a GxBxG love triangle. Winner of a 2020 Watty Award, with the following review:
"It's super original, and dang, it's got so much heart. We love all the characters and their relationships. The plot covers difficult topics, but handles everything so well. You can't not fall in love with this story. We love the LGTBQ2+ and Hispanic main character as well!"
*3rd place in Adventure Category for the 2020 Ocean Pearl Awards!
*Selected for the @BootcampMentors program by TeaNHeartache!
*1rst place in Fantasy and honorable mention for the 2020 Rose gold awards!
*1rst Place in Adventure for the 2020 Diluculum Awards
*1rst Place in Adventure for the 2020 Red Cloak Awards
*2020 Watty Award Winner for Science Fiction! (Even though I entered it as more of Urban Fantasy ;)
- Author's note
- Author's Note Part 2: Playlist
- Chapter 1: The Girl No One Cared About
- Chapter 2: Masters of Stealth
- Chapter 3: The Hall of Shadows
- Chapter 4: The Sovereign
- Chapter 5: The Accommodating Ceremony
- Chapter 6: The House Rules
- Chapter 7: Balancing the Scales
- Chapter 8: Mother of Exiles
- Chapter 9: Back to School
- Chapter 10: The Walk Home
- Chapter 11: The Rival Faction
- Chapter 12: The Grove
- Chapter 13: The Upside of Anger
- Chapter 14: Out of Sight
- Chapter 15: Rogue Training
- Chapter 16: Harai-Goshi
- Chapter 17: Misdirection and Survival
- Chapter 18: The Tyrells
- Chapter 19: The Promise
- Chapter 20: The Two Sovereigns
- Chapter 21: The Strange Vault
- Chapter 22: The Meeting Under the White Pine
- Chapter 23: Self Defense
- Chapter 24: The Prophecy
- Chapter 25: The Diary of a Mad Assassin Woman
- Chapter 26: Respect Is The Ultimate Currency
- Chapter 27: The Kidnapping of Sai Gupta
- Chapter 28: The Skirmish
- Chapter 29: The Midas Vault
- Chapter 30: Deja Vu
- Chapter 31: Stay or Go
- Chapter 32: The Hard Truth