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"This dark, deceptively simple story is a great addition to the growing feminist fantasy genre."

-Jasmine Fassl in The Scotsman, March 26th 2016

About the author


Maria Turtschaninoff is a Swedish-speaking Finn who has been writing fairy tales from the age of five. However, there was often a twist: the poor farmer boy and the princess he had just saved from the evil witch did not end up marrying, because they "didn’t feel like it". Her biggest grief as a child was that no wardrobe led to Narnia.


After a detour as a journalist for a few years Turtschaninoff debuted in 2007 with a middle-grade portal fantasy and has since published five more novels, all YA fantasy. Pushkin Press has acquired world English rights to Maresi and the subsequent two novels in the Red Abbey Chronicles.


Maria Turtschaninoff is represented by The Elina Ahlbäck Literary Agency.


Photo: Veikko Somerpuro

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