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A. Lee Martinez
The Last Adventure of Constance Verity
(Book 1: The Constance Verity Trilogy)




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Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven and she’s sick of it, so she sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary.

From the time she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world’s great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts, a keen detective, and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. But now, twenty-eight years later, all she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she thinks she’s come up with a way out. The only problem is that saving the world is Constance’s destiny. She’s great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job.

Then again, it’s also her destiny to have a glorious death.


Praise for A. Lee Martinez's Helen & Troy's Epic Road Quest:

". . . sympathetic characters and a fast-paced plot filled with magic and adventure build to a rousing success from an author who reinvents himself with every new release." —Publishers Weekly

"Delightful . . . come for the zany, stay for the subtle smarts of the story." —Locus Magazine


Praise for A. Lee Martinez's Emperor Mollusk Versus the Sinister Brain:

"What's most impressive is that Emperor Mollusk Versus The Sinister Brain has depth to go along with its adventure. . . . Even calling it 'pulp' seems insufficient, thanks to its impressive craft. Whatever it is, it's a guilty pleasure without guilt, and simply a blast to read." —AV Club


Praise for A. Lee Martinez's Divine Misfortune:

"Sweet whimsy is what Martinez is going for . . . and he hits that target with aplomb every time. Divine Misfortune reads like a mash-up of Neil Gaiman, Monty Python, and a sugar-bombed nine-year-old. The moments are never dull . . . Martinez excels at dialogue . . . Divine Misfortune will satisfy" —Locus Magazine


Praise for A. Lee Martinez:

"A. Lee Martinez is the American Terry Pratchett." —graspingforthewind.com

"Martinez's broad humor should appeal to fans of the late Douglas Adams and other contemporary authors of comic fantasy." —Library Journal


Page extent: 384 (hc)
Genre: Contemporary Fantasy
Publication Date: July 2016



North America English (Simon & Schuster)
German rights (Piper Verlag)
World English Audio (Recorded Books)

For all other rights contact The Cooke Agency.

A. Lee Martinez was born in El Paso, Texas. At the age of eighteen, for no apparent reason, he started writing novels. Thirteen short years (and a little over a dozen manuscripts) later, his first novel, Gil's All Fright Diner, was published. His hobbies include juggling, games of all sorts, and astral projecting. Also, he likes to sing along with the radio when he's in the car by himself.