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Blackthorn Winter

Sequel to Comet Weather

by Liz Williams
Rediscover your sense of wonder...

The Fallow Sisters: Bee, Stella, Serena, Luna

As they make preparations for Christmas, four fey sisters are drawn ever further from the familiar world of  contemporary London and their Somerset home, from motorways, fashion design and music, into darker realms where no one is who they seem and nothing is to be trusted.

When Serena’s latest collection is mysteriously shredded on the eve of fashion week, the arrival of a wealthy benefactor seems a Godsend, but is he all he seems? And what of the green-skinned girl Bee takes in after finding her cowering in a churchyard? How are these connected to the magpie changeling (who claims to be an angel) sent to watch over Stella or the timeslips Luna is experiencing with ever greater frequency now that she’s pregnant? 

Something is coming for the Fallow sisters, for their friends and their lovers, but they have no idea what, and their mother Alys is no help as she’s gone wandering again, though she did promise to return by Christmas, and December is already here...

This stunning sequel to Comet Weather is just as thrilling, warming, and magical as the first book.

“This isn’t the sort of book where magic hides elusively round corners. It’s bursting out all over, sliding daily into our world or drawing the characters willy-nilly into strange and dangerous realms... The book is also a love letter to London. Not Greater London, but more than the City, from Peckham to Camden, through graveyards and skyscrapers, but always coming back to the river. In case it’s not obvious, I really enjoyed these books...” – BSFA Review

“…those ‘little stories’, as in Comet Weather, play out with a brilliantly managed balance between the mundane and the marvelous, introducing some intriguing new characters while deepening the roles of some familiar ones… England may be on the verge of all sorts of psychic invasions, but a smart and competent family can handle it with a little help from their friends.” – Gary K Wolfe, Locus

“Williams has again written a beautiful and life-affirming fantasy that brings light and warmth during the strange times we find ourselves in.” – Fantasy Hive

“A great tour through a magical Britain with very relatable characters.” – Goodreads reviewer

“If you’re looking for an unconventional fantasy novel that will keep you guessing until the end, I highly recommend Blackthorn Winter.” – GeorgeKelley.org 

Available as a paperback and a limited edition hardback, with each numbered copy signed by the author.
£12.99 (Paperback)
£25.99 (Signed HB LTD ED)
Published: 19/01/2021
Cat. Number: NCP254
Pages: 346 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-912950-79-9
Editor: Ian Whates
Cover Artist: Ian Whates
Typesetter: Ian Whates
Language: English
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