Amadi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx, and the Djinn

It’s finally there (after telling so much about it on Twitter already). “Amadi, the Phoenix, the Sphinx, and the Djinn” by Katharina Gerlach


Genre: YA fantasy

About: Thief-in-training Amadi has to steal the phoenix, befriend a sphinx, and rescue a djinn to fight a power-hungry sorcerer before she learns that women are not inferior to men.
Amadi realizes how much she hates being a girl when her half-sister is unwillingly engaged to an elderly gold-smith. She manages to become apprenticed to a thief where she lives as a boy more often than not. But when her Helping Hand is murdered, her oath of revenge lands her smack dab in the path of an assassin hired to kill her and a jackal-headed god with the same purpose. Now, her only defense is the threadbare tunic of a young man and her training as a thief.

The story is available in one volume or in three separate volumes. It is also available in German.

Publisher: Independent Bookworm
published: October 2011
Price for the full trilogy: $6.99
prices for singe volumes: $2.99 (Vol 1), $3.99 (Vol. 2&3)

eBook available at: Amazon, Smashwords

Contact the author at:

P.S.: isn’t the cover simply amazing?


About Cat-Gerlach

I am an author and a triple mum. I am living in Northern Germany with my family and my dog.

Posted on May 4, 2012, in or browse all books. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. I do like the cover! It has great colors and makes it clear that the book is for the YA market. I particularly like the phoenix. Best of luck with your new series!

    By the way, now that we have so many books on the Magic Appreciation Tour, I’m going to lift the 3-book limit, so you can add this series to the site if you want. It looks like magical fantasy to me! I only did the 3-book limit so the site wouldn’t be over-weighted with a bunch of books from a single author. That won’t be an issue now.

  2. Thanks. I’ll do so when I return form my weekend-seminar. 😉

  3. Congratulations, Cat! It sounds fabulous, and I love the cover art 😀

  4. All the best! I’ve seen some of this story and it should be a success with the target audience!

  5. I love that cover! Did you have artist do it?

    • most of it. I had an artist draw the phoenix, the sphinx and the djinn and I got the background from another artist who does Arabian calligraphy. Then, I put it all together (did you notice the tiny Independent Bookworm logo top left?). I love it and might use the artists again for the next novel.

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