A tale of loyalty, love and magic running wild
Yay! Tuesday 3rd January 2017 was publication day for my fourth novel, Silverwolf, the sequel to Winterwood (which came out in February 2016). Silverwolf is published by DAW in the USA and Canada. It’s available in the UK as an import from that well known company named after a South American river.
Historical fantasy set in 1801, Silverwolf follows on from the adventures of Rossalinde (Ross) Tremayne and Corwen Silverwolf. Corwen appeared fully formed in Winterwood, a wolf shapechanger in the employ of the Lady of the Forests (the consort of the Green Man). In Silverwolf we get to see Corwen’s background, his home and his family, and we see more of England when Corwen is called home to Yorkshire.
Here’s what Silverwolf is all about:
Britain, 1801. King George’s episodic sanity is almost as damaging as his madness. First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte is gathering his forces in France. The disease of democracy is spreading. The world is poised on the brink of the modern era, but the rowankind, long a source of free labour, have shaken off their bonds. Some have returned to Iaru to find freedom with the Fae; others are trying to find a place in the world, looking for fair treatment under the law. The course of the industrial revolution may change forever.
Wild magic is on the rise. Creatures of legend are returning to the world: kelpies, pixies, trolls, hobs and goblins.
Ross and Corwen, she a summoner witch and he a wolf shapechanger, have freed the rowankind from bondage, but now they are caught in the midst of the conflict, while trying their best to avoid the attention of the Mysterium, the government organisation which would see them hanged for their magic.
When an urgent letter calls Corwen back to Yorkshire, he and Ross become embroiled in dark magic, family secrets and industrial treachery. London beckons. There they discover a missing twin, an unexpected friend, and an old enemy.
I had great fun writing Silverwolf and as it goes on sale I’m hard at work writing the third book in the Psi-Tech series (Nimbus, due out in October 2017) and then I plan to write the third Rowankind book, which follows straight on from Silverwolf and is called, simply: Rowankind.