The Orphan's Code is an epic fantasy trilogy for ages 14 and up. It follows a diverse cast (autistic, POC, LGBT) of orphans on their quest to survive a ruthless king.
The Orphan's Code was self-published in 2018 on Amazon, to modest success: it sold over 100 copies in its first month, and about 200 more over the following two years. I mean, considering the author was a nobody...not bad.
It developed a tiny cult following on Instagram until eventually the author convinced a small publishing house to do a reprint. And...that's where we are now. Stay tuned.