Emma seemed an ordinary girl, but she had secrets. Not only did she have the ability to transform into a winged monster, she was also wanted for murder. After a series of unlikely events, she finds herself on the run from London’s most revered detective with only a circus filled with paranormal misfits to keep her company. Emma must find her way to freedom, but will she be able to do what is necessary to leave her past behind once and for all?


London, England, 1810

“SHE’S DEAD!” A frantic woman cried, waking her husband from his slumber, “There’s been a murder on our street!”
“What in God’s name are you going on about, woman?” He croaked, wiping sleep from his eyes.
The portly Mrs. Martin scowled at her drowsy husband. She had spoken very plain and did not like having to repeat herself.
“That butcher’s daughter killed her mum, she did,” Mrs. Martin screeched, “saw it happen outside our very window.”
The old man sat up with a start, his eyes alert as he processed what his wife was telling him.
“How do you know this?”
“Come,” she beckoned, “see for ye’self.”
His body groaned as he swung his legs over the side of his bed. He crammed his knobby feet into house shoes before shuffling behind his hysterical wife to the window.
The full moon danced through the glass as the two peered from their second story window. There in the night, a body lay on the ground across the empty street.

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About Tabi Slick

Tabi Slick was born in Kansas and grew up in the country where she was homeschooled for the greater part of her childhood. In middle school, her family moved to Davis Oklahoma where she attended public school for several years. Here she began her writing adventure and soon the world of Tompkin's Academy came to life. After graduating from high school in 2008, she spent a few years in Puerto Rico and wound up in Texas where she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Linguistics from the University of Texas at Arlington. When she’s not writing or studying languages, she’s usually got her nose stuck in a book somewhere near a warm fire and a cup of tea. Currently she is working on the third book which will conclude the Tompkin’s School Trilogy.

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