About “Auralia’s Colors”

“Overstreet’s writing is precise and beautiful, and the story is masterfully told.”
- Publisher’s Weekly

Auralia’s Colors had the rare honor of being published for two Christy Awards, in the categories BEST FIRST NOVEL and VISIONARY.

Fiction – Fantasy | WaterBrook Press |
Trade Paperback | September 2007 | $13.99 |
978-1-4000-7252-1 (1-4000-7252-2)


When thieves find an abandoned child lying in a monster’s footprint, they have no idea that their wilderness discovery will change the course of history. 

Cloaked in mystery, Auralia grows up among criminals outside the walls of House Abascar, where vicious beastmen lurk in shadow. There, she discovers an unsettling–and forbidden–talent for crafting colors that enchant all who behold them, including Abascar’s hard-hearted king, an exiled wizard, and a prince who keeps dangerous secrets.

Auralia’s gift opens doors from the palace to the dungeons, setting the stage for violent and miraculous change in the great houses of the Expanse.

Auralia’s Colors weaves literary fantasy together with poetic prose, a suspenseful plot, adrenaline-rush action, and unpredictable characters sure to enthrall ambitious imaginations.


Jeffrey Overstreet lives in two worlds. By day, he writes about movies at LookingCloser.org and in notable publications like Christianity Today, Paste, and Image. His adventures in cinema are chronicled in his book Through a Screen Darkly. By night, he composes new stories found in fictional worlds of his own. Living in Shoreline, Washington, with his wife, Anne, a poet, he is a contributing editor and writer for Response Magazine at Seattle Pacific University. Auralia’s Colors is his first novel.