Melanie Ansley is the author of the animal fantasy series Book of Theo. The first volume, Theo and the Forbidden Language, was nominated for Book of the Year 2015 by Underground Book Reviews, and won the Young Adult Category at the 2018 IndieReader Awards. The Queen and the Dagger is a prequel in the Book of Theo series. 


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Praise for Theo and the Forbidden Language:

Ansley (The Queen and the Dagger, 2016) writes an imaginative good

versus evil narrative, providing some extra chills and food for thought

in the treatment of sapient beasts.

Kirkus Reviews


Top notch writing. Awesome adventure.

Hallways Book Reviews


Five stars. A stunning debut.

Underground Book Review


There are certain stories that children read that change the way they

see the world and Melanie Ansley has written one of those novels.

Rabid Readers Reviews


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