UK Releases
WELCOME to my United Kingdom Page! My books are rather popular in the United Kingdom so I thought you deserved your very own page. On this page, you'll find the covers of all my books that have been published in the UK, news, upcoming releases, links to purchase books, and any information that I might have regarding me and the UK like potential visits to your country (see below for the latest :).

(Archives of the Invisible Sword Book 2)

It's suicide, Shyla. You're the prize they want.

Through her courage and tenacity, Shyla Sun-Kissed has awoken the power of The Eyes of Tamburah. But this feat only marks the beginning of the challenges that the magical order, the Invisible Sword, faces to free the underground city of Zirdai.

Though they have allies among the monks and splinter cells inside the city, Shyla knows the Invisible Sword doesn't have the strength to win. With the group fracturing due to the strain of losses from their latest ordeal, thinly veiled suspicions and endless disagreements, it's up to Shyla to forge a new united order.

When both the draconian Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess learn of Shyla's new powers, life becomes even more complicated as they will stop at nothing to capture Shyla and take the magic of The Eyes for themselves. Hunted at every turn and unable to hide, Shyla and the Invisible Sword must use every resource at their command - and unearth new ones - in their race to save the city from destruction. But their enemies always seem to be one step ahead. And the cost to win the battle may be more than Shyla would ever be willing to pay...

Read an Excerpt from THE CITY OF ZIRDAI.

Worldwide release date: June 2, 2021 Maria V. Snyder Publisher

You can pre-order the eBook for THE CITY OF ZIRDAI online at this UK retailer:
(Archives of the Invisible Sword Book 1)

2020 PRISM Award Winner for Best Fantasy Novel!

He thinks you are the thief...

Shyla is a researcher who resides in the underground desert city of Zirdai, which is ruled by the wealthy Water Prince and brutal Heliacal Priestess. Even though Shyla is sun-kissed - an outcast, considered cursed by the Sun Goddess - she is still renowned for uncovering innumerable archaic facts, lost artefacts, ancient maps, and obscure historical documents. Her quiet life is about to change when Banqui, an archaeologist, enlists her services to find The Eyes of Tamburah: legendary gemstones that bestow great magic on their wielder. These ancient objects can tip the balance of power and give whoever possesses them complete control of the city.

But chaos erupts when The Eyes are stolen soon after they're found - and Shyla is blamed for the theft. Forced to flee, with the Prince's soldiers and the Priestess' deacons on her trail, Shyla must recover the jewels and clear her name. A quest that will unearth secrets even more valuable than The Eyes of Tamburah themselves...

Read an Excerpt from THE EYES OF TAMBURAH.

Release date: February 1, 2021 Maria V. Snyder Publisher

You can order THE EYES OF TAMBURAH online at this UK retailer:
(Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 3)

Year 2522. Oh. My. Stars.

Junior Officer Ara Lawrence here, reporting for duty. Again. It's situation critical for the security team and everyone in the base - including my parents - with a new attack from the looters imminent, a possible galaxy-wide crime conspiracy and an unstoppable alien threat. But this all pales in the face of my mind-blowing discovery about the Q-net. Of course, no one believes me. I'm not sure I believe me. It could just be a stress-induced delusion. That's what my parents seem to believe...

Their concern for me is hampering my ability to do my job. I know they love me, but with the Q-net in my corner, I'm the only one who can help the security team beat the shadowy aliens from the pits we discovered. We're holding them at bay, for now, but the entire Milky Way Galaxy is in danger of being overrun.

With battles on too many fronts, it's looking dire. But one thing I've learned is when people I love are in jeopardy, I'll never give up trying to save them. Not until my dying breath. Which could very well be today...

Read an Excerpt from DEFENDING THE GALAXY.

UK Release date: November 23, 2020 Maria V. Snyder Publisher

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(Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 2)

2020 PRISM Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel and Best of the Best!

The adventures continue in this action packed sequel to Navigating the Stars. The book is set for a world wide release on November 18, 2019 and will be available in print, digital, and audio formats! The third and final book of the series, Defending the Galaxy will be released in November 2020.

This book starts soon after the exciting conclusion of Navigating the Stars. These books have just been so much fun to write. I really love Lyra's strong voice and the way she breaks that fourth wall to talk to the readers. For this series, you really do need to read Navigating the Stars first so DON'T read the first chapter of Chasing the Shadows until after you read the first book! There will be spoilers!

In Chasing the Shadows, once again the security team is put to the test. They need to stop an unstoppable alien threat and keep the looters from taking over the Milky Way Galaxy - easy, right? Of course not, then it wouldn't be any fun to read. However, there's humor, action, romance, mystery, and cool science stuff.

Read an Excerpt from CHASING THE SHADOWS.

ISBN 13: 9781946381057
Release date: November 18, 2019 Maria V. Snyder, Publisher

You can order CHASING THE SHADOWS digital eBook online at this UK retailer (print & audio book links are coming soon!):

(Sentinels of the Galaxy Book 1)

2019 PRISM Award Winner for Best Young Adult Novel!

Navigating the Stars is the first book of my Sentinels of the Galaxy series. It's an award-winning, fast-paced, action adventure science fiction story, starring Lyra Tian Daniels. It's set 400 years in the future and, in this world humans have discovered Chinese Terracotta Warriors on exoplanets throughout the Milky Way Galaxy. Lyra's parents are the archaeological experts with a capital E and are assigned to travel to Planet Yulin to assess the newest Warrior discovery.

Lyra's not as enthused about the adventure to say the least, but, since she's not yet eighteen Actual years old, she has no choice but to leave her friends behind--50 years behind that is. Traveling through space very fast has a big price--the time dilation. However, once she arrives at Planet Yulin fifty years in the future, she has more to worry about than missing her friends. Looters attack and strange things are afoot!

One of the reasons I really loved writing about Lyra is her voice. She takes snark to a entirely new level and just--as another character remarks on--refuses to be ignored. I think in today's increasingly dangerous world, speaking up for yourself and others is extremely important. And I hope Lyra inspires my readers to Refuse to be Ignored!

Another aspect that was super fun to write was Lyra's relationship with her parents. In so many YA books, the main character's parents are absent, dead, or abusive. But Lyra's are alive and well and involved in her life--too involved if you ask Lyra. And I received one of the biggest compliments about Lyra's mother from my daughter (who has high standards). She said, "I like the mom character because she's so...momish." Boo-yah!

I hope you enjoy reading Navigating the Stars as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Read an Excerpt from NAVIGATING THE STARS.

ISBN 13: 9781489252746
Release date: November 24, 2018 Maria V. Snyder, Publisher

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I had an absolutely fantastic time when I visited the UK back in March and April 2015 to promote SHADOW STUDY. I visited London, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Bristol and it was amazing. The best part was meeting all my readers who were able to take the time to visit me. I'm truly touched and honored by the sheer number of readers willing to stand in line! Especially fun for me were those informal gatherings at the local pubs. It was nice to get to know a few of my readers better and to become friends!

I posted a bunch of photos and details about the trip. Click HERE for more details.

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