Book Review: The Cursed Item Merchant: A Young Adult Fantasy of Cursed Enchanting Tales by Endlyn

The cursed items are powerful… But not as strong as their friendship.

Menda spent her whole childhood living a simple life in the village. A serene and happy existence surrounded by the love of her family and friends. But all changed on one perilous evening when the blight of the Dark Dragon emerged, raining fire down upon the people of her home.

In a chance encounter, a cursed coat binds to her as a power source saving the town by absorbing the fire of the dragon’s breath. Fulfilling her part of the deal, Menda’s life changes forever. After a separation and a reunion the two learn to become friends.

Together, they journey the land discovering other cursed items and finding opportunities for the mysterious artifact to find mighty attachments just like theirs…

An illustrated fantasy packed full of stories of cursed items that will entwine and wrap around the reader. For Young Adults, New Adults, and Adults. A low Fantasy tale with beautifully drawn illustrations not to be missed.

Grab your copy of “The Cursed Item Merchant” Now and find out how indestructible a friendship can be.

Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This book is a short joyable read and the first written by the author. I particularly liked the world building aspects and how the main character, Menda, was covered by a curse coat which enabled her to save her village from the destruction of Dragon. She then brings us for a roller-coaster adventure where she saves many more others using her newfound power. I like how the author has woven the story to connect one characters with the others, making it an enjoyable read. It is a little over 200 pages and can be read within a few days. A fairly easy read. Highly recommended if you like Young Adult & Sorcery Fantasy

An Interview with Author Endlyn

I have been writing and telling stories since I was in middle school, getting introduced to the idea from reading a friends first books. For many years my ADHD kept me jumping from project to project.

Last year I deiced to put all my focus into finishing one project and managed to do so. The plan now is to keep the record going with one book a year.

https://www.endlyn.net/

Why do you write?
It’s a lot of fun and I like to figure out new ways to do old things.

What do you write about?
I write any fantasy as long as I find the interesting at the time.

How long have you been writing?
Since I was in middle school though I probably didn’t finish anything till I was in high school.

What writing are you most proud of?
My first book. I have completed short stories but this is the first book I finished.

What are obstacles that come in the way of writing?
My ADHD it’s hard to get motivation sometimes.

What books did you love growing up?
Terry Pratchett discworld series and Robert Asprin Myth-series. i would read them over and over again.

What is hardest – getting published, writing or marketing?
Marketing, I’m still trying to learn how to do it.

Do you find it hard to share your work?
Finding a location yes, being able to do it no.

Is your family supportive? Do your friends support you?
Yes, my mom and sister were the first to read my finished book. Some of my friends were the first to buy it when it became available (they also asked for an autograph lol)

What else do you do, other than write?
Crafts like cross-stitch and knitting, video games, reading manga. I have also been streaming for a few years now.

How do you write – lap top, pen, paper, in bed, at a desk?
I start with quick scenes on a watch that sends to my phone. I then move them to google doc and then either on my computer or phone which ever i have.

Do you see writing as a career?
I do, though it takes a lot of work.

Every writer has their own idea of what a successful career in writing is, what does success in writing look like to you?
Living comfortably off my books, paying all the bills on having enough to spend for fun once in a while.

Tell us about your new book? Why did you write it?
It is called “The Cursed Item Merchant”. It is the story about Menda who makes friends with a sentient coat named Calbas. They decide to then find cursed items and find them their perfect host (where the curse will help the host or at least not bother them)
I wanted my first book to be a happy one. this was also just fun to write.

When you are not writing, how do you like to relax?
Reading manga and watching YouTube, or hanging with my rats.

What do you hope people will take away from your writing? How will your words make them feel?
Depends on what I write but for this one happy.