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Texas Author Michael C. Sahd Takes Readers to Another World in his Newest Fantasy Novel, The Unfettered Child

Local author Michael C. Sahd announced today that on August 28, 2019, he released his first full-length fantasy novel, The Unfettered Child. He describes this story as “a psychological thriller in a fantasy setting.” At the end of August 2019, The BookLife Prize published its Critic’s Report of The Unfettered Child, assigning the novel a ranking of 8 out of 10.

Although Sahd released a short story in 2017, The Unfettered Child is his first full-length publication. This dark fantasy novel tells the tale of a young girl named Samara, who discovers terrifying powers within herself after her nomadic tribe is captured by unknown assailants. Sahd takes his readers on a journey through a magical world as Samara struggles to reunite with her family against all odds.

According to The BookLife Prize, sponsored by Publishers Weekly, “Sahd transforms what could be a stereotypical fantasy and enlivens it with vivid details and a permeating sense of wonder. [He] has clear and readable, yet highly descriptive prose that fits the genre well. [He] . . . enhances the work by weaving in elements from a variety of fascinating cultures, languages, and systems of magic, providing memorable imagery and a distinctive sense of place.” The BookLife Prize reviewers ranked the story an 8 out of a possible 10.

The Unfettered Child is currently available in paperback and e-book format on Amazon.com, although Sahd says he plans to release an audiobook version at some point in the future.