Author Eli Reed shapes coming-of-age story in mystic land

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‘The Maps of Seven and the Trinket of Iris’ tells story of separated twins, journey to fulfill prophecy

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Author Eli Reed draws on the tradition of high fantasy literature to form the expansive new novel, “The Maps of Seven and the Trinket of Iris” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“It is an adventurous young-adult fiction/fantasy tale about coming of age,” Reed says. “Essentially, it is about good versus evil, and many other topics that follow along those lines.”

Klever and his twin sister, Orri, live in a world called Earthaine. It is a peaceful place until Orri eats the “knowla” berry. This sets forth a chain of events that separates the twins. To save Orri’s life, Klever must join his sister in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, but a wicked king and evil witch stand in his way. His journey is treacherous, but with the help of his loyal companions Klever will press forward to save his world.

An excerpt from “The Maps of Seven and the Trinket of Iris”:

“‘Indeed, there will be many failings, but you must remember that in all your learning, you must learn to seek wisdom,’ Atenda spoke softly as she walked alongside Orri, as the army of men congregated by the seaport. They were tired but knew that now was the time to have courage. It was well with them that the Oracle and Orri accompanied them. But even so, there were powerful evils that sought to work against them.”

Praise for “The Maps of Seven and the Trinket of Iris”:

“The story is well-written, and the pacing keeps readers glued to the page. In general this book is a good representation of the fantasy genre, with sword and sorcery, magical cities and creatures, and the traditional hero's journey.” —Caroline Blaha-Black, US Review of Books

The Maps of Seven and the Trinket of Iris
By Eli Reed
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781490707600
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 228 pages | ISBN 9781490707587
E-Book | 228 pages | ISBN 9781490707594
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Eli Reed lives and writes in California. “The Map of Seven and the Trinket of Iris” is the first book in a planned series.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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