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Sierra Santiago and the Invisible City

Sierra Santiago and the Invisible City

13.1K Reads 464 Votes 20 Part Story
Daniel José Older By danieljoseolder Completed

Sierra just wanted to have a normal, fun-filled summer with her friends, but strange howls emanate from a mysterious tower in downtown Brooklyn, soldiers bust up a party and then a whole new, monster-filled world reveals itself. The original draft of the award-winning, NY Times bestselling YA fantasy SHADOWSHAPER was a very different book. Join Sierra and her friends as they jump headfirst into the mysterious battle raging at the secret heart of Brooklyn. 
  You can read the completed SHADOWSHAPER here: https://www.amazon.com/Shadowshaper-Cypher-Book-1/dp/133803247X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
                
                Cover art by Mildred Louis http://artofmlouis.com/

CFoley86 CFoley86 Apr 16
WOW. this is a great first chapter, I'm really excited to read more!
joyceholt joyceholt Feb 28
What smooth writing!  You introduce us to your main character in such an easy, natural way, no author intrusion at all.  And she's an intriguing character.  Wonderful flow and pacing.  I'm putting this one in my library!
Yallagal Yallagal Jan 06
This chapter is indeed totally different. The focus in this draft on school makes Sierra seem younger  somehow. Fascinating how drafts work.
Wow, a very relatable and haunting opening! I like the main character of Sierra and hope to see more of her. Of course, I haven't read Shadowshaper but maybe I will sometime lol. The Vault seems very interesting and already does this story achieve in having diversity! Great opening chapter! ouo)b
@DanielJoseOlder I hope you don't mind that I made a video about this.
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