Books by Maria Dahvana Headley

THE MERE WIFE by Maria Dahvana Headley
Released: July 17, 2018

"There's not a false note in this retelling, which does the Beowulf poet and his spear-Danes proud."
Headley, a writer of juvenile fiction (Aerie, 2016, etc.) and fantasy, steps into the adult world with this spot-on reimagining of a classic of Old English literature. Read full book review >
AERIE by Maria Dahvana Headley
Released: Oct. 4, 2016

"Though imperfect, a well-paced, cinematic adventure with shape-shifting birds to keep things exciting. (Fantasy. 12-14)"
A year after she died and discovered her nonhuman origins, Aza is drawn back into the conflicts between Earth and Magonia (Magonia, 2015). Read full book review >
MAGONIA by Maria Dahvana Headley
Released: April 28, 2015

"Striking an uneven balance between gorgeous realism and banal fantasy, this requires readers tolerant of books with split personalities. (Fantasy. 13-15)"
A girl with a rare fatal disease discovers a magical secret about herself. Read full book review >
Released: April 23, 2013

"Light on new material but solid choices overall—recommended for daylight reading only. (author bios) (Short stories. 10-14)"
Gaiman gathers 16 stories featuring magical beasts and monsters—dangerous ones, mostly—as a benefit volume for a creative writing program, 826 DC. Read full book review >
QUEEN OF KINGS by Maria Dahvana Headley
Released: May 12, 2011

"First of a trilogy, this book, replete with descriptive language and a magical narrative, will appeal to fans of the fantasy genre."
It is not an asp that Cleopatra takes to her breast in this novel. It is Sekhmet, the daughter of Ra, the Sun God, summoned by the distraught queen and thereafter shifting into the form of a viper. Read full book review >