In this episode of Everything is Canon, Steve talks with author Ashley Shuttleworth all about their fantastic debut novel, A Dark and Hollow Star!
This thrilling urban fantasy set in the magical underworld of Toronto, follows a queer cast of characters racing to stop a serial killer whose crimes could expose the hidden world of faeries to humans. A Dark and Hollow Star is a sometimes-thrilling urban fantasy, sometimes murder-mystery that will stun you with ethereal world-building, high-stakes mortal and immortal adventure, and a main cast of characters you won’t soon forget.
Ashley and I talk about the excitement of releasing a debut novel, the journey it took to get here, and course, all that beautiful queer love.
Choose your player.
The “ironborn” half-fae outcast of her royal fae family.
A tempestuous Fury, exiled to earth from the Immortal Realm and hellbent on revenge.
A dutiful fae prince, determined to earn his place on the throne.
The prince’s brooding guardian, burdened with a terrible secret.
For centuries, the Eight Courts of Folk have lived among us, concealed by magic and bound by law to do no harm to humans. This arrangement has long kept peace in the Courts—until a series of gruesome and ritualistic murders rocks the city of Toronto and threatens to expose faeries to the human world.
Four queer teens, each who hold a key piece of the truth behind these murders, must form a tenuous alliance in their effort to track down the mysterious killer behind these crimes. If they fail, they risk the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. If that’s not bad enough, there’s a war brewing between the Mortal and Immortal Realms, and one of these teens is destined to tip the scales. The only question is: which way?
Wish them luck. They’re going to need it.
You can read my full review HERE!
A Dark and Hollow Star is available now, click one of the links below to get your copy today!
Bakka Phoenix Books (Canada)