A contemporary tale of four fey sisters:
Bee: the practical one, the lynchpin; still living in the family home of Mooncote in Somerset, where she has met an unconventional boyfriend that not even her sisters are aware of.
Stella: a DJ among other things. Currently hanging around the Med after completing a series of gigs in Ibiza, she has vowed never to return to Mooncote following a row with Bee, but that was then...
Serena: a single mother and fashion designer living in Notting Hill, increasingly uncertain of her relationship with long-term boyfriend Ben, a Camden-based rock singer and the son of a family friend.
Luna: the youngest, head-strong and free-spirited, a wanderer living out of a horse-drawn van while she follows the Gypsy Switch: the route of horse fairs that spans the length of the country.
The four Fallow sisters, scattered like the four winds but now drawn back together, with the comet due, united in their desire to find their mother, Alys – a former Vogue cover model who disappeared a year ago without warning or explanation. They have help, of course, from the star spirits and the no-longer-living, but such advice tends to be cryptic and is hardly the most dependable of guides.
A tale to reignite your sense of wonder; a story that reaches from present day London and rural Somerset to other places and other times...
“In Comet Weather, Liz Williams has crafted something marvellous. This is a book full of wonder, horror, love, heartbreak, strangeness, and a gorgeously evoked sense of time and place. Between one page and the next you'll be laughing out loud, then shivering to your bones.” – Alastair Reynolds.
“This quick-witted and intriguing contemporary fantasy is fresh and original, while also harking back to the mythology of the English landscape and the classic literature that has inspired. A many-faceted delight.” – Juliet E. McKenna
“From the domestic to the transcendent, this is a golden slice of British rural fantasy in the tradition of Diana Wynne Jones and Tanith Lee. I loved it.” – Paul Cornell
"Comet Weather is one of the most affecting and accomplished fantasy novels of the year so far." – Gary K. Wolfe in Locus
"The flawless writing, engaging characters and intriguing plot of Comet Weather make the novel a perfect pleasure to read. Think Gaiman: imagination enriched with history, culture, geography, astronomy and archaeology, and a dash of romance." – Aurealis
"If there’s any justice in the reading world Comet Weather by Liz Williams will eventually be hailed as a classic English Fantasy novel, in the manner of Cooper’s The Dark is Rising or Holdstock’s Mythago Wood." – Maura McHugh
"For a book that travels so far into the weird as this, there’s a quite astonishing level of controlled subtlety here... The story’s extraordinarily well thought out. I doubt I’ve ever read such a convincing amalgamation of the weird with a real world background." – SFcrowsnest
“What truly makes this book great, however, is the author’s mastery of language. Crisp as the frost on a country morning... Comet Weather is my personal Book of the Year for 2020.” – The Life in Sci-Fi website
"A delightful, brilliant book. Studded with supernatural beings and ancient pagan lore while set in modern day England... Bravo!" – LibraryThing reviewer
Comet Weather is available as a paperback, an Ebook, and a numbered limited edition hardback signed by the author.