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As part of Self-Published Fantasy Month 2021, we at the Uncharted Library are hosting a series of spotlights to showcase the incredible talent of self-published fantasy authors! We’re here with our second middle grade fantasy, Keisha and The Rise of the Legacy by OwnVoices author T. R. Tells. Featuring magical portals and monsters, younger readers will definitely get a kick out of this amazing adventure! And it’s out TODAY!

Self-Published Fantasy Month is a month-long celebration highlighting the best of what the self-published fantasy community has to offer. To find out more and get involved, visit their official website at, check them out on Twitter @SelfPubFanMonth, or join The Guild, their Discord Server.

What would you do if you found out that magic and monsters were real, and you were born to stop them?

14-year-old Keisha Alighieri thought she was just a normal teenager and that her biggest problems in life were what outfit to wear to school. But when her mother is kidnapped by an evil society, secrets get revealed that will change Keisha’s life forever.

Keisha finds out that her papà, Dante Alighieri, and his bloodline are hunters and protectors of the Inferno world. Keisha decides she will do anything to rescue her mother…anything.

She is joined by Verona Maro who acts as her guide and mentor as they pass through the portal to the Inferno realm. There, they will face monsters that she never thought actually existed.

However, even more trouble is just around the corner. The Monarchs are plotting to turn Keisha to evil and use her abilities to unlock an ancient power that will help them control the world.

Will Keisha and Verona be able to overcome the impossibly dangerous obstacles that stand in their way? And will Keisha be able to save the Inferno and become the Legacy she was born into?

“Keisha and the Rise of The Legacy: The Inferno Verse” is a spellbinding middle grade fantasy fiction book suitable for children 8-12. The gripping and fast-paced storyline will have you flipping the pages, eager to find out what happens next. This book is a loosely based on Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, but with a modern and child-friendly twist.

For Fans of Amari & The Night Brothers, The Owl House, and Hunter X Hunter. Join Keisha on the journey of a lifetime and get ready for a story of monsters, magic and epic adventure.


Keisha and The Rise of the Legacy was published on 14th September 2021 at 344 pages.

About the Author

T.R. Tells chose the pen name created as a play on words “T.R “TELLS a story”. She’s a book-lover for anything fantasy (but will try any genre) and created her first story at 11 years old. She currently lives in upstate New York with a Bachelors in Fiction and Creative writing. In her free time when she’s not creating infinite worlds in her writing, you can find her binge watching Netflix and being an Otaku (anime) lover.

She enjoys the company of others and believes that everyone deserves to be treated with respect. She is a feminist activist and proud supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community. She despises bullying, racist remarks, and gay-bashing.

T.R. Tells feels a passion towards her writing and hopes that—even if it’s just one person—feels the amount of effort, love, and determination that is expressed through her words.

You can get to know her and her books more on her author website and social media channels @TRTELLS

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