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The Accidental Tales

by (author) J.M. Frey

Here There Be Publishing
Initial publish date
Jan 2024
Romantic, Fantasy
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Jan 2024
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  • Age: 18
  • Grade: 12


Forsyth Turn had no desire to be a hero, but that’s what he became. Bevel Dom spent his whole life telling stories, never realizing he was part of one of the most popular ones of all time. Kintyre Turn never thought he could be more than a wandering hero with a sword, until he reinvented himself as a compassionate Lord and kind father. And Lucy Piper never believed that magic, quests, or The Tales of Kintyre Turn truly existed; but they do, and they shaped her life in ways she never could have foreseen.
J.M. Frey never expected her meta-fantasy novel about the relationship between author and fan, creator and creation, to become the sweeping, multi-book adventure that Readers have to come to enjoy; but just like her characters, this path has taken her to wondrous places she never could have anticipated.
Now, fans can hear from the author herself. Offering insight and behind-the-scenes commentary on the events that happened both on and off the page—and a brand-new exclusive novella—Frey invites readers to return to the world of Hain one last time, and discover The Accidental Turn that launched a series.

About the author

Contributor Notes

J.M. Frey is an author, actor, and lapsed academic. She’s appeared in podcasts, documentaries, radio programs, and on television to discuss all things geeky through the lens of academia. J.M. lives near Toronto, surrounded by houseplants because she is allergic to anything with fur. She’s a tea and wine nerd, and her life’s ambition is to one day set foot on every continent (3 left!) Her debut novel "Triptych" was nominated for two Lambda Literary Awards, nominated for the CBC Bookie Award, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2011, was on The Advocate’s Best Overlooked Books of 2011 list, received an honorable mention at the London Book Festival in Science Fiction, and won the San Francisco Book Festival for Science Fiction.

Editorial Reviews

“INSANELY AMAZING! The Untold Tale tears apart the tropes of heroic fantasy and gives back what we need: true heroes, true love, and the astonishing realization that yes, real people are magical.” —Julie Czerneda, the Night’s Edge and Trade Pact series

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