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A. Lee Martinez
Helen and Troy's Epic Road Quest



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Helen, a minotaur girl, and Troy, an all-American boy, are two young people with the world ahead of them, until fate sends them on a reluctant road trip across a magical America. They'll have to face the challenge of the cyclops, the lair of endangered dragons (no slaying please), sorcery, dark gods, and a gang of orcs on their trail. Even worse, they'll have to discover that who you are and who the world wants you to be aren't always the same thing. Even if you were born with horns and a tail.


Praise for A. Lee Martinez's Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest:

"...sympathetic characters and a fast-paced plot filled with magic and adventure build to a rousing success from an author who reinvents himself with every new release." —Publisher's Weekly

"Delightful . . . come for the zany, stay for the subtle smarts of the story." —Locus


Praise for A. Lee Martinez's Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain:

"What's most impressive is that Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain has depth to go along with its adventure.... Even calling it 'pulp' seems insufficient, thanks to its impressive craft. Whatever it is, it's a guilty pleasure without guilt, and simply a blast to read." —AV Club


Praise for A. Lee Martinez's Divine Misfortune:

"Sweet whimsy is what Martinez is going for ... and he hits that target with aplomb every time. Divine Misfortune reads like a mash-up of Neil Gaiman, Monty Python, and a sugar-bombed nine-year-old. The moments are never dull ... Martinez excels at dialogue ... Divine Misfortune will satisfy" —Locus


Praise for A. Lee Martinez:

"A. Lee Martinez is the American Terry Pratchett." —graspingforthewind.com

"Martinez's broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy." —Library Journal


Length: 320 pp
Genre: Fantasy
Setting: US
Period: Contemporary
Publication Date: May 2013

World English rights, Hachette (Orbit)
Audio rights, Audible

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself.