When Faye Morgan casts a wish into the Scottish sea one cold January morning, her call brings her to the attention of the wild and capricious faerie king Finn Beatha. Finn offers Faye an invitation – to follow him into another world or risk the eternal wrath of his people.
When Faye arrives, it’s to discover that everything in the glittering world of faerie has its price. A single misstep could mean she’s trapped forever – never to see her home again. She must have all her wits about her… but it’s difficult with Finn Beatha – passionate and dangerous – watching her every move. What secrets are hidden behind Finn’s marsh-fire eyes? Why do the faeries of the court whisper behind Faye’s back, and call her by the mysterious title: sidhe-leth? Is there something in her past connecting her to this place… and dare she find out more when every moment draws her further away from her old life – her old world?
Danny is a fun-loving 16-year-old looking for a father figure and falling in love with a different girl every day. He certainly doesn’t want to follow in his mum’s witchy footsteps. Just as his community is being threatened by gangs intent on finding a lucrative power source to sell to the world, Danny discovers he is stunningly powerful. And when he falls for Saba, a gorgeous but capricious girl sorceress, he thinks maybe the witch thing might not be such a bad idea… But what cost will Danny pay as, with his community on the brink of war, he finds that love and sorcery are more dangerous than he ever imagined?
Seventeen, heartbroken, powerful; Melz has run away from home, run away from the safety of the Greenworld. In the cities of the Redworld, Melz discovers she's special, desired. And not just for her magical talents.
When Melz meets the young but influential Bran, their attraction is instant and electric. In the Redworld, with Bran by her side, unrestrained by the customs of her former life, Melz knows she can reach her true potential.
But the world Bran wants to give Melz is ravaged by war and violence. Oil is running out, and people will do anything to gain control of the remaining resources. Melz may be more powerful than ever, but even great power can be a curse when used against you.
As a child, Faye Morgan was always an outsider, shunned for the ancient and powerful magic that runs through her veins.
Ever since she was a little girl, growing up in the village of Abercolme on the wild coast of Scotland, Faye Morgan’s life has been steeped in the old ways – witchcraft, herbal lore and a blood connection to the dangerous and unpredictable world of Faerie.
But magic is both a gift and a burden, and Faye has more than paid the price of living between two worlds. Neither accepted by the villagers, nor welcome in the Faerie kingdom of Murias after rebuffing the fickle and attractive Faerie warrior king, Finn Beatha, Faye runs from Abercolme, hoping to leave that life behind.
However, even in the twisted, cobbled streets of London, Faye finds her blood bond with Faerie won’t be broken. A Faerie war of the elements is brewing and, though she doesn’t yet know it, Faye is fated to play a terrible part. If she is to survive, she must learn to embrace her own dark power and face Finn Beatha once more… but in doing so Faye will discover secrets in her own past that never should have been disturbed.
“Effortlessly combines the fairytale with the profound” Piers Torday
“Beautiful, full of a sense of haunting mystery” Katherine Woodfine
"Beguiling, unsettling and magical in the strangest, least twee sense of the word" Stefan Mohamed
Somewhere in time and far away at the edge of most things, eleven year-old Wren and her Grandmother Raven live alone in the Winged House, a there-and-not-there mansion that lies between the worlds, where time slips quickly between your fingers, and dust gathers faster than can be cleaned away.
Wren and Grandmother Raven are Bird Fliers: beings that are not quite human and made of stranger, lighter stuff. Bird Fliers can slip between walls and, when they have received the training, take on any of six bird forms to Fly the souls of humans that have died to the Shadow Mountains, where they will find peace.
When Grandmother Raven does not return after Flying one night, Wren panics and - without knowing how to Fly or how to return - she follows her through the bird door. Without training though, she has no way to get home and becomes lost in the Human World, becoming more and more a ghost, until finally it is up to a young girl to help her back to where she belongs.
Meanwhile, in 1926, Marta’s young life is full of fairy tales and playing in the Bergholz Forest until her beloved little brother dies in an accident. Ernst’s death changes everything: Marta’s parents no longer read together and the family starts to fracture. At Ernst’s funeral Marta witnesses something that will change her life forever: a Bird Flier Flying her brother’s soul away. Rather than scaring young Marta, this event sows the seed of her future: she vows that when she is older she too will help souls pass into the next life.
To find her home, Wren will almost lose herself, and Marta will find her true calling.
To find her family, Grandmother Raven will break down the doors she has built around her granddaughter.
To find truth, Grandmother Raven and Wren will journey to the edge of time, where a breath is all there is between finding your story and forgetting everything.
The last book in the Greenworld trilogy follows Sadie, Roach’s daughter and Danny’s former girlfriend, as she finds a new identity as the third branded witch along with Danny and Melz. Sadie, a natural healer, is training to be a witch in Tintagel, Cornwall, as well as trying to deal with her own difficult past. Plus, she’s fallen in love with Melz, but Demelza Hawthorne is a tortured soul. Can Sadie’s love bring Melz back into the light, or will she be lost altogether?
Meanwhile, a global network of resistance is forming against the corrupt, dystopian Redworld governments. Sadie travels by accident through the portal to Mount Shasta, home to an Native American tribe, who indicate that they too are holding out against the Redworld. The war for fuel is over, and new solutions have to be found fast. But in Tintagel, Lowenna Hawthorne, Head Witch of the Greenworld, is in denial about the need for change.
In the final dramatic climax to the trilogy, the Greenworld witches have to do something more difficult than they ever have, but saving the world means refusing to be separate anymore. Can they join with others, despite their differences, and usher in a brave new world? Or will the Greenworld disappear altogether?
Babalon is a UK feminist organisation with a membership numbering in the hundreds of thousands. Fronted by the charismatic Scarlett Woman, Babalon treads a careful line in an increasingly conservative UK, where a government coalition with a religiously conservative Irish party means that reproductive rights in England may be under threat.
Scarlett’s organisation venerates Babalon, goddess of sex, blood and the destruction of patriarchy. It promotes witchcraft practices as a key method of political and spiritual resistance to its members via rallies, meetings, training, conferences and the BabalonApp, where those identifying as women can access various support services.
Told by three women - Maid (Trix, discovering her sexuality) Mother (Robyn, mother of two, finding herself after a broken marriage) and Crone (Scarlett Woman, the leader of Babalon) - this is a story of power and empowerment: where personal, sexual and political power comes from, where it intersects and how different women come into their power in different ways. It also considers the difficulties inherent in an organisation paying lip service to inclusivity, and the dynamics of power in an organisation run by a woman who considers herself the conduit for a goddess.
Trix leaves her small Irish village to come to University in London. Recruited into flatmate Szou’s Riot Grrl-influenced band, she finds herself playing warmup gigs at Babalon rallies; raising the feral energy of the crowd before Scarlett Woman takes the stage. But Trix is running from the voices and visions that have plagued her since childhood. Yet when she meets Shefali, sex becomes more than she could have imagined, and it’s Trix’s sexual power that must flow freely if she is to fulfil her role in Scarlett Woman’s inner circle.
Robyn is trapped in her marriage; at home with two young children with a distant, emotionally unavailable husband. Babalon gives her the strength to find a way back to herself, and an active role in MotherHood, Babalon’s guerrilla fighting programme. But becoming a fighter means Robyn has to face a decision which will take all her strength.
Scarlett Woman, once the lover of an infamous occultist, is introduced to the goddess Babalon within his cult. Scarlett’s journey to power embraces the goddess outside of Jack Crowley’s misogyny and creates a formidable activist organisation with the terrible power of Babalon at its beating breast. What will happen when Scarlett and her group focus the power of Babalon on those who would hurt women and deny them their rights?