01 Jun 2014

Blog Tour: “Luthier’s Apprentice” by Mayra Calvani

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“The Luthier’s Apprentice” by Mayra Calvani is a cleverly told mystery novel, set in parts in present day and in parts in 18th century Europe.
Emma, a 16 year old girl comes from a family of musicians, her grandfather has a music shop. A determined person, she decides to investigate the disppearance of her violin teacher herself and stumbles upon a dark secret from the past.
The book combines young adult fiction and paranormal fantasy in just the right blend. Secrets, evil forces and historical colouring come together nicely. The period of Paganini in particularly and the world of musicians then and now provide a beautiful canvas for the investigation taking place.
Using alternative narratives we see the events of the past unfolding at the same time as their effects are being felt in the present, making for some gripping and compelling reading.
This is very enjoyable.

Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840), one of the greatest violinists who ever lived and rumored to have made a pact with the devil, has somehow transferred unique powers to another…  

When violinists around the world mysteriously vanish, 16-year-old Emma Braun takes notice.  But when her beloved violin teacher disappears… Emma takes charge. With Sherlock Holmes fanatic, not to mention gorgeous Corey Fletcher, Emma discovers a parallel world ruled by an ex-violinist turned evil sorceress who wants to rule the music world on her own terms. 

But why are only men violinists captured and not women? What is the connection between Emma’s family, the sorceress, and the infamous Niccolò Paganini?  

Emma must unravel the mystery in order to save her teacher from the fatal destiny that awaits him.  And undo the curse that torments her family—before evil wins and she becomes the next luthier’s apprentice…



Award-winning author Mayra Calvani has penned over ten books for children and adults in genres ranging from picture books to nonfiction to paranormal fantasy novels. She’s had over 300 articles, short stories, interviews and reviews published in magazines such as The WriterWriter’s Journal and Bloomsbury Review, among others. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she now resides in Brussels, Belgium.


Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K93R3OO/

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-luthiers-apprentice-mayra-calvani/1119467189

written by
Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

One Response to “Blog Tour: “Luthier’s Apprentice” by Mayra Calvani”

  1. Mayra Calvani says:

    Thank you for supporting my work! If you could also post your review on Amazon, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Best regards,


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