SOPHIA FREEMAN SERIES

 


THE SOPHIA FREEMAN SERIES

by T.X. Troan


GENRE:  Middle-Grade Fantasy Mystery



What begins as a special trip for eleven-year-old SOPHIA FREEMAN and her billionaire father, leaves her trapped on a mysterious island with a tree boy and other fantastical creatures.


The moment Sophia thinks her situation can’t get any crazier, she is shocked to learn the island is under a deadly eternal curse. All living things are rapidly decaying and soon nothing and no one—including herself—will be left alive.


From competing in a three-round yearly held competition to reviving a long-lost magical spell, Sophia and her new companions must gather every ounce of courage, wit and skill as they are stepping closer to breaking the 150-year-old curse. But will they make it in time while surrounded by enemies and traitors aiming to stop them at any cost?




Enjoy an Excerpt from Book One:


“So, what’s on your agenda today, my dear?” Grandma asked.


“Dad and I are going to explore his new island after this,” she replied, sitting on the edge of her seat.


“Oh, yes, your father told me about that on the phone last night,” said Grandpa, then gave Sophia a serious look. “My girl, do you know why all the previous owners vanished?”


Sophia shook her head slightly, but kept watching him without blinking.


“Rumors say the place possesses some sort of magical energy. As dusk arrives, the island comes to life: boulders begin to quake, monstrous trees uproot themselves, and mysterious creatures crawl out of their homes. They will do

anything to protect their island … especially from humans.”


Sophia’s eyes widened and her hands began to sweat.


“Joe, that’s enough!” Dad ordered. “You’re scaring her.”


“That was very mean of you, Joe,” Grandma added.


Grandpa chuckled. “Well, it looks like I haven’t loss my touch. You’re still that innocent girl that I used to know.”


Sophia sighed with relief. He must have been teasing.


When she was a lot younger, Grandpa used to tell her ghost stories and it would frighten her every time. The all-time best story was about an invisible spirit that watches us from behind since the day we were born. It would one day transfer our soul to a magical place when

we are ready to go. He told the little girl it was time for him to go and would never return. She burst into tears and tried to convince him it wasn’t time yet. She stayed with him that whole night and never let him out of her sight.



About the Author:



Thuan Doan is an award-winning author of the Sophia Freeman series. He conceived his first middle-grade fantasy novel, Sophia Freeman and the Mysterious Fountain, during a trip to Gabriola Island, British Columbia in the summer of 2013. Then he took his work and settled in a small town of Enderby, where it’s peaceful and quiet.


Thuan is writing under a pen name of T.X. Troan. “X” stands for Xu, his grandmother’s name who passed away. And “Troan” is a combination of his parents' names.


“No matter how this turns out, I want my family to be a part of this wonderful journey.”


T.X. Troan married Sarah, his original fan and longtime love, in 2016. They live in Enderby with their pack dogs!

 

Q&A With the Author: 


What was your inspiration for writing this book?

The human versus nature theme has followed me for many years after watching an inspiring animation, Princess Mononoke, by Hayao Miyazaki.  



What did you enjoy most about writing this book? 

I enjoyed most coming up with spell names and illustrations.



Do you have any other books you are working on that you can tell us about? 

I am currently working on the last book of the Sophia Freeman series!



Can you tell us about what you have planned for the future? 

Complete the Sophia Freeman series and have it in more retail stores and libraries.  


Anything more you would like to say to your readers and fans?

This middle-grade fantasy series is a perfect bedtime story for kids and young-at-heart parents!


Book Links:


Author Website: www.txtroan.com


Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B5M559C1


Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/t.x.%20troan


Walmart: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Sophia-Freeman-Sophia-Freeman-and-the-Mysterious-Fountain-Book-1-Series-1-Paperback-9781999481308/820434750


BookShop: https://bookshop.org/p/books/sophia-freeman-and-the-mysterious-fountain-book-1-t-x-troan/9222735


Social Media:


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TXTroan


Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/txtroan/


Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18815756.T_X_Troan



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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for hosting this series today.

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  2. Nice covers. Looks super good for the younger audience.

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  3. Thanks for sharing. This sounds like a good book.

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  4. Thus looks really good . Thanks for sharing.

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  5. This sounds like a great read.

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  6. This series looks great for middle schoolers. I love the covers!

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  7. Really unique drawings on all the covers!

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    1. Thank you, Calvin. It's a combination of Disney and anime :)

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