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Press Kit

NO HEART FOR A THIEF is the first entry in the MALITU TRILOGY, released on January 24, 2023. It tells the story of a man who abandoned his past when he could no longer take the trauma of surviving a life under the violent occupation of a foreign empire. When the spirits place the fate of a young girl in his hands, he will have to face everything he left behind if he has a chance to save her from the choices he made.


This character-focused narrative crosses the coming-of-age story in THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss with the spiritual/cultural magic system of the animated series AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER. It will appeal to fans of THE POPPY WAR by R.F. Kuang and THE UNBROKEN by C.L. Clark.

Author Bio

James is a nerd with a head full of stories and limited time to put them on the page.


He grew up in Grand Rapids, MI, spending an excessive amount of time at a local community theater where he developed his affinity for storytelling. This affinity grew into a deep admiration for language and spoken word poetry while studying mathematics and education at the University of Michigan. A few hundred mediocre poems and lackluster performances later, he decided his dream of writing a novel might not be as ridiculous as he once thought. He firmly believes that art—even silly books about magic, or maybe especially silly books about magic—has the ability to tell stories that sink beneath the surface.

Download the first chapter of No Heart for a Thief in pdf.

No Heart for a Thief Excerpt

Relevant Images

Download High Resolution headshot for author James Lloyd Dulin and the cover image for No Heart for a Thief and No Safe Haven.

Contact Information

To contact James Lloyd Dulin regarding ARCs, author interviews, or other business-related matters, please email

You can also find James on Twitter @jamesldulin.

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