Bibliography Spotlight – Tristan J. Tarwater

Are you a fan of sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels, and role playing games? Personally, I love all those things. If you do as well, or even just one or two of them, then let me introduce you to Tristan J. Tarwater! 

She’s written several works already and is planning many more, but I just want to highlight some of her most prominent and notable books. Tristan has very kindly provided descriptions of some of her books to give readers a taste of what they may expect. 

All book titles are linked to their Goodreads page. Add some to your TBR!

The Valley of Ten Crescent series

For a family of thieves, the real challenge is trusting each other.


Thieves at Heart: Stealing is easy. Growing up is hard. Tavera must learn what it means to be a criminal and a daughter in this fantasy memoir.

Self-Made Scoundrel: From riches to rags, a young baron follow his heart to the back alleys and dark corners of The Valley of Ten Crescents. Sometimes being yourself means being sketchy.

Red Moon Rising: Tavera’s clandestine skills are put in the service of more honest citizens as they try to rescue a priestess from a deadly cult. 

Little Girl Lost: A prequel to Thieves at Heart

If you want to start reading this series today, visit the author’s website to request a free copy of book 1! 



Shamsee: A Fistful of Lunars: A small time thief tries to make good on his debts and gets tangled in the criminal underworld. A crime and comedy graphic novel full of dogs, songs and more!

Shamsee: Lone Idiot and Cub: Shamsee’s back and this time he’s got company. When he finds a lost child on his way to make more trouble, Shamsee finds himself in over his head.

Hen & Chick series

The Marauders' Island (Hen & Chick #1) by Tristan J. Tarwater

Hen & Chick: The Marauders’ Island: Azria’s a mage of Miz but is her magic strong enough to raise a sunken island full of treasure? Read my review


About the author:


Tristan J. Tarwater is a writer of fantasy and sci-fi books, comics and RPG bits. Originally from NYC, she now calls Portland, OR home. When she’s not making stuff up, she is usually reading comic books, cooking delicious meals for her Spouse and Small Boss, or petting one of her two cats. Her next RPG character will probably be an elf.

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10 thoughts on “Bibliography Spotlight – Tristan J. Tarwater

  1. A fantastic post and signal boost about Tristan J. Tarwater. I really would love to read & review book 1 of The Valley of Ten Crescent, but I do not think I can do it this month. Hopefully soon! Thank you for all the info!

  2. Yes! Shamsee has been on my TBR for a while now, but it’s been lagging in the back for a while. I’m glad you mentioned it, since I had almost forgotten about it. Now I’ll bump that up. I also didn’t realize the Tarwater wrote novels, too. I’ll definitely check out The Valley of Ten Crescent. So much to read! 🙂

  3. Yay it’s Tristan!🙌 Love Hen&Chick and apparently it’ll also be a series? Will have to check out her other works, too. Wonderful Spotlight!

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