The thrilling sequel to the queer witchy fantasy The Girl of Hawthorn and Glass.
After stealing the Heart of a magical world with the help of a supernatural assassin, Tav discovers that they can’t just see magic — they know how to use it. Returning to the human City of Ghosts, Tav, Eli, and Cam race to heal the wounds in the veil between worlds before the Earth’s lifeforce is drained by the tyrannical Witch Lord … and Eli’s new Heart-infused body falls apart.
Meanwhile, in the City of Eyes, Kite has joined forces with the bloodthirsty childwitch Clytemnestra, and together they are raising an army to overthrow the world-eating Coven.
With blood and magic spilled on both sides, who will survive?
Adan Jerreat-Poole is a reader and writer who loves all things fantasy and feminist. They study disability and queerness in popular culture. Adan lives in Kingston, Ontario.
A magical story with a unique cast of characters.
Jerreat-Poole wields words like a blade, using their gorgeous prose and striking imagery to carve out a world that pulses with magic and compassion. It's a visceral work that creates a thoughtful connection between the transformative power of magic and our (often fraught) relationships with our own bodies. The story allows the beautifully developed queer cast to be complex, clever, badass, powerful, and to simply be as they are; all of which coalesce into a lovely, representative, and meaningful work of YA fiction.
The diverse cast of characters, magical elements, and engaging plot in The Boi of Feather and Steel will be sure to hook a variety of readers.
A moving, lyrical debut. Fantasy readers will fall in love with Jerreat-Poole's sharp-tongued assassin and diverse, vividly rendered magical world.
A unique, gripping, engaging book by a voice that the genre has been waiting for.
Jerreat-Poole crafts vivid imagery using wild and surprising prose ... Amid the witchery and the untamable, sentient magical setting, the characters grapple with the intimate complexities of identity and their understanding of justice. An energizing and magnetic whirlwind.
In the midst of this dark, murderous fantasy, debut author Jerreat-Poole explores complex themes of oppression, abuse, belonging, and identity. A raw and chaotic force of magic.