When I was 12 years old, I was absolutely obsessed with a fantasy series which is now known as The Minstrel’s Song. It had everything that I liked: headstrong heroines, broody warrior boys, sympathetic villains, snarky dragons, meaningful themes, and magic. Unbeknownst to me, I actually attended the same church as the author and, after I got over my initial bout of starstruck awe, we became good friends.

I say my initial bout of starstruck awe because it still appears now and again, and this is one of those nows and agains. Everyone, I am so, so excited to be a part of the cover reveal for An Echo of the Fae, the newest novel by author Jenelle Schmidt.

An Echo of the Fae

Echo enjoys the peace and solitude of the Faeorn forest, regardless of how strange spending time in the “haunted” wood seems to others.

But on the cusp of her thirteenth birthday, the discovery of a family secret reveals why Echo has never been drawn to the sea like her mother. This discovery shakes the foundations of her world and sends Echo on a quest, not merely into the forest, but into the heart of the fae-lands themselves, to rescue the sister she didn’t know existed.

Elves, dragons, and fairy courts will put Echo’s wit and resolve to the test. But with time running out for her sister, will Echo even be able to save herself?


This novel is incredible. I can’t wait to share more about it in the weeks to come, and, more than that, I can’t wait to see the effect this poignant little book will have on people, particularly on preteens. I can’t help but feel nostalgic for 12 year old me. The Minstrel’s Song helped me navigate those tumultuous middle years, and I know An Echo of the Fae will do the same.


An Echo of the Fae hardcover is available for preorder HERE

An Echo of the Fae Kindle version is available for preorder HERE

And be sure to check out Jenelle’s website! Her most recent blog post features a beautiful portrait of Echo, the titular character.

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