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Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Archit the Purple Bird and the Shannassy kids as they journey to the far-off world of Nalgorida. The Purple Bird marks the start of a new fantasy series for young readers that continues with Return to Nalgordia, coming soon.

The Purple Bird

No matter how long he has yearned to escape his boring life as an ordinary teenager, nothing can prepare James Shannassy for the afternoon when he meets a figment bird called Archit and the two of them set off for the world of Nalgordia to break a centuries-old curse.


Being the hero of his own fantasy adventure isn't exactly what James expected it to be, but when he finds himself caught up in an epic fight against a force of evil, he knows he might be the only one able to stop it. Archit's fate now rests entirely in his hands...and there's no turning back now!

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News & Reviews

Books. Iced Lattes. Blessed. A lovely blend of my favorite things.

I’m typically not one who loves fantasy, but I loved how the first chapter pulls you in. I’ve come to learn that I do enjoy some thrill and on-the-edge-of-your-seat books though. Roche does a wonderful job of doing just that.


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