Meet the Characters of The Wizard of Dark Street

Wizards, Faeries and Evil-Doers

Harry Potter has Ron and Hermione, Bilbo Baggins has Gandalf the Grey, and now there’s Deacon – a talking raven with an encyclopedic brain and the newest, trustiest, bestest friend forever – to 12-year-old wizard Oona Crate, and star of the Wizard of Dark Street book series.

Created by film and television composer Shawn Thomas Odyssey, the series is targeted at middle grade readers, though Odyssey is confident that his concoction of magic and mystery will surely find an audience as broad as Harry Potter’s.

Oona’s world takes place in Manhattan. Surrounding her are a group of magical New Yorkers, including, her uncle, the Wizard, the twins – socialite Isadora and law student Adler — the privileged Lamont, shy witch Sanora, immortal faery Samuligan, unemployed actor Grimsbee, Dark Street Police Department Head Inspector White and lawyer Mr. Ravensmith.

Invite Odyssey on air to share:

  • The need for strong female role models in entertainment.
  • What parents can learn from the Dark Street series.
  • Why fantasy books are so compelling for young audiences.
  • How he brings the books to life in schools through music.
  • How to secure an agent and traditional publisher.

CREDENTIALS: Shawn Thomas Odyssey is the composer behind HBO’s Deadwood series, and an Edgar Award- and Agatha Award-nominee for THE WIZARD OF DARK STREET. THE MAGICIAN’S TOWER is the second book in his trilogy.

AVAILABILITY: CA, nationwide by arrangement and via telephone
CONTACT: Shawn Thomas Odyssey, (805) 570-4816 (CA);;

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