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Ari and her dragon Oizealth are in the final round of a deadly competion: Veils. Only two more men are in the way of what she truly wants: a life together with the one she loves.

But does Ari have what it takes to win?

    Coming November 21st: Illuminated (Book 1)

    If you had the power to control someone, would you?

    In this coming-of-age YA contemporary fantasy, a teenage girl has her life turned upside down when her family is breaking apart, and she discovers her supernatural powers. There’s no time to deal with it, however, as she’s targeted by a dangerous power-siphoner.

    Illuminated by Iris Marsh book cover right half shows face teenage girl encircled by purple smoke

    About Me

    Hi there!

    I’m Iris Marsh, a behavioral researcher turned writer. Because of my fascination with psychology, I always focus as much on my characters’ journeys as well as the plot. My YA fantasy debut novel Illuminated is no exception. It’s suspenseful and heavy on character development. Currently, I live in the Netherlands with my partner and cat.

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