Valthea: I Read People
by C.K. Mallick
ISBN: 978-0-9908416-6-1, Retail: $15.95 (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-9908416-7-8, Retail: $9.99 (e-Book)
Exuberant and gifted teen, Valthea Sarosi, reads people’s pasts. The determination to find her birth parents, headline a circus, and experience true love, lead her to perform at festivals throughout Romania with a Gypsy troupe and an Eastern Europe, Cirque du Soleil-style circus.
Valthea and Sorin Dobra, the Gypsy troupe’s fire-juggler with med-school ambition, fall in love. Childhood abandonment bonds the fair-haired Sorin, adopted by the Gypsies, and Valthea, adopted by the elderly woman who found her in the woods.
In her rise to stardom, naturally empathetic Valthea, encounters jealousy, obsession, and bullying. But when Valthea’s loved-ones are threatened, will she be able to access her paranormal prowess or be forced to rely solely on heart and wit?
From C.K. Mallick comes a world bursting with romance, visions, and violence—and the story of a girl who becomes ringleader of her own destiny.
Advance Praise for Valthea: I Read People:
“This book is filled with passion, mystery, and family love! Set with the backdrop of the Circus world. The story brought back memories of growing up in the circus, as my family were world renown flying trapeze artists, “The Flying Gaonas!” Thank you C.K. for such an entertaining emotion-filled read! Love this book and highly recommend it for children of all ages!” – Jose Gaona, Family Historian, VP Product Marketing
“Come let Valthea take your hand and share the recovery of her mysterious past and the discovery of an unexpected future … unexpected danger … unexpected love. Valthea is both helped and hindered by an unusual and powerful human sensory skill.” – Bart Bare, award-winning author of Girl: A Novel, and Wadmalaw: A Ghost Story
“Loved the pace: quick with adventure and conflict. Indulgent with romance and clairvoyant visions. This suspenseful story of a gymnast/circus aerialist affects how you view people long after you put the book down. Can’t wait for the sequel!” – Aimilia Deliou, World Class Gymnast, International Medalist, Head Coach Palaestra Gymnastics Academy, Massachusettes