Blog Tour: Wizard of Dark Street by Shawn Thomas Odyssey

Welcome to Author Shawn Thomas Odyssey.


For eight mysterious years Shawn Thomas Odyssey labored extremely long hours in a 140-seat (and rumored to be haunted) professional theatre in Santa Barbara, California. There he worked as an actor, a musician, a stagehand, a set builder, a scenic painter, casting coordinator, and was the person they sent into the dank, dark underbelly of the theatre to find rusty old props and spider infested wigs. Upon his perilous escape from this life of daring stagecraft, he began an equally death-defying career as a music composer for film, television, and video games, creating scores for HBO’s Deadwood, and the Activision/Dreamworks video game Kung Fu Panda. As if these daunting careers were not enough, he sought out even more fearsome territory by writing all kinds of treacherous stories, plays, and books, and acquired a tireless obsession for research into a subject he likes to call “The Dark Street Phenomenon.” Mr. Odyssey is married to a mysterious dancer whom he met while working at the haunted theatre, and along with a passion for collecting magic wands, he enjoys playing unusually dangerous music in a band whose name to this day remains a tightly held secret.

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Top Ten types of people who will enjoy The Wizard Of Dark Street…and who would love you even more if you gave it to them as a “just because” present.

10. Historians. (Set primarily in the year 1877, the book will give the historically minded reader a sense of life as it truly happened upon a Victorian era magical street; a world unto itself that just so happened to open its massive Iron Gates once a night upon old New York City)
09. Scientists.  (Anyone interested in exploring parallel worlds, alternate realities, and the finer details of worlds between worlds will find something to tickle their interest.)
08. Clock Makers. (The similarity of the inner workings of a clock and the mystical functions of Pendulum House (the home of the Wizard) and its correlation with the perpetual rotation of Dark Street will fascinate even the most serious clock-building enthusiasts.  And might I mention, there is a clock that tells jokes as well as time?)
07. Teachers. (What teacher would not appreciate having their very own instant reference library at their beck and call?  How much better would that be if it came in the form of a highly astute talking raven?  One that could sit on your shoulder, puff up its feathers and glair menacingly at any wrongdoers in the classroom?)
06. Lawyers. (Learn about an obscure yet highly fascinating branch of professional litigation: magical law.  And while you’re at it, take an official course of study at the Magicians Legal Alliance and receive your first permanent facial tattoo for free.)
05. Fashion Fanatics.  (On Dark Street, discover some of the most stunning and original clothing styles to have ever been seen in the year 1877; bold yet practical Victorian era fashion-statements, including a stunning dress constructed entirely out of the very rare Glinting cloth (or faerie made fabric), with the ability to change color to perfectly compliment the wearer’s complexion, eye color, and physical surroundings.)
04. Magicians. (Be they real practitioners of the mystical arts, or prestidigitators and illusionists, there is something here for even the most discerning magical enthusiasts.)
03. Detectives. (If you know someone who is addicted to solving crimes—listening at all hours to police scanners, snooping around darkened alley ways hoping to stumble across a crime scene, or who wake you up in the middle of the night demanding to know your whereabouts on June the 6th, 1998—then I suggest you give them a copy of The Wizard of Dark Street as soon as possible.  It will give them something to focus their energy on, and allow you to sleep better at night.)
02. Friend(s). (Chances are, if you like this book, your friends will like it too.  It will give you something to share, whether it’s a good laugh, a perplexing puzzle, or even a good old fashioned argument, after which you and your friend may decide never to speak to each other again…in which case…(see #01)
01. Enemies. (Gift your greatest nemesis with this captivating book of magic and detection, and you are bound to make a new friend!)

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Wizard of Dark Street:

Oona Crate was born to be the Wizard’s apprentice, but she has another destiny in mind.

Despite possessing the rare gift of Natural Magic, Oona wants to be a detective. Eager for a case, she is determined to prove that logic can be just as powerful as wizardry. But when someone attacks her uncle–the Wizard of Dark Street–Oona is forced to delve even deeper into the world of magic.

Full of odd characters, evil henchmen, and a street where nothing is normal, The Wizard of Dark Street will have you guessing until the very end.

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