March teenager pens her first published book

Adrianna J. Tetnowski, author of 'The Dark Maiden', the first book in my 'The Tales of Iradas' serie

Adrianna J. Tetnowski, author of 'The Dark Maiden', the first book in my 'The Tales of Iradas' series. - Credit: Archant

An 18 year old student has self published her debut book after four years working on the teenage dark fantasy fiction.

Adrianna J. Tetnowski, author of 'The Dark Maiden', the first book in my 'The Tales of Iradas' serie

Adrianna J. Tetnowski, author of 'The Dark Maiden', the first book in my 'The Tales of Iradas' series. - Credit: Archant

Adrianna Tetnowski, of March, said the writing was borne from a passion for reading other fantasy fiction works particularly Lord of the Rings.

“I would read or watch things and think, I would prefer it to end that way, or I would rather a different twist in the plot, so I decided to start writing my own book.

“I used to write short stories but when I was 14 began this book as a major project.

“I made up the chapters and then worked around them shaping things within as they came to mind,” said Adrianna, a former All Saints Academy pupil and now studying A Levels at St John Fisher secondary school in Peterborough.


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Adrianna was given an offer from a publishing company but decided to self publish instead through Create Space in Amazon.

The book came out at the end of January.

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“I’ve had a lot of positive comments and support from school which has helped boost my confidence,” she said.

The new author hopes to continue her writing alongside plans to study English and classics at University with long term hopes to become a speech therapist.

The book tells the story of Adelaide Redbane who has been given a difficult role.

As the only daughter of Hathor Redbane, King of Iradas, she appears to have caught the eye of Marcus Valenti.

Now under the threat of being forced to marry his son, Adelaide has a decision - become Valerius Valenti’s bride by force or Prince Nicademius Mouridieus’ wife by choice.

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