The new gripping female-led fantasy from author Maria Lewis with her trademark brand of feisty female heroines, world-building and a bit of romance, perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo, Sarah J Maas and Charlaine Harris.
She never meant to be a hero . . .
In fact, Dreckly Jones has made a point her whole life to be exactly not that. The daughter of a forbidden union between an earth elemental and a selkie, her rare powers have meant she has always had a target on her back.
So Dreckly - a 40-something oyster shucker according to her fake documents, 140-something sprite if you're going to get all nit-picky about it - has become an expert at many things. Chief amongst them: hiding.
When she meets a determined group of rebels who desperately need her help, she finds herself wanting to stick her neck out for the first time in a long while. Yet is she ready to be noticed? Is Dreckly willing to use her powers to stand up when it could cost her everything?
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Maria Lewis is an author, screenwriter and film curator based in Australia. Getting her start as a police reporter, her writing on pop culture has appeared in publications such as the New York Post, Guardian, Penthouse, The Daily Mail, Empire Magazine, Gizmodo, Huffington Post, The Daily and Sunday Telegraph, i09, Junkee and many more. A journalist for over 16 years, she transitioned into working in television as a segment producer, writer and guest presenter on live nightly news program The Feed on SBS. She has worked as a screenwriter on documentary, film and scripted television projects.
Her best-selling debut novel Who's Afraid? was published in 2016, followed by its sequel Who's Afraid Too? in 2017, which was nominated for Best Horror Novel at the Aurealis Awards. Who's Afraid? is currently being developed for television. Her Young Adult debut, It Came From The Deep, was released globally in 2018, followed by her fourth book, The Witch Who Courted Death, which won Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2019.
Her fifth novel set within the shared supernatural universe - The Wailing Woman - was nominated for Best Fantasy Novel at the Aurealis Awards in 2020, followed by the publication of her sixth novel, Who's Still Afraid?, and book seven The Rose Daughter. The host, writer and producer of the limited podcast series Josie & The Podcats about the 2001 cult film, she's a film curator at Australia's national museum of screen culture.
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