Faye Morgan, a hereditary witch, moves away from her tiny coastal village in Scotland to London to be with her new boyfriend, Rav. But though she hopes she can live a normal life in a new city, her blood bond to the realms of faerie can’t be denied. With a faerie war brewing, can Faye realise her destiny and discover who she really is? A tale of faery magic, desire and modern witchcraft.
A completely gripping magical page-turner full of darkness, love and suspense. Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Laini Taylor and Amy Bartol.
Maker Princess – Gift of Creativity and Dreamer Five – Hope Discarded
These two cards (taken from The Tarot of the Sidhe by Emily Carding) show Faye’s power as a witch and the power of her fertility also. The faerie kings and queens want a baby from Faye: in a way, this represents some of her power, whether to give it to them or not. As a witch, she is a creative maker, as witchcraft is literally a craft: so much of what she learned from her grandmother of the old craft was folk magic: poppet dolls, witch bottles, charms, rowan crosses to keep away evil, hagstones to hang by the door. These are all things that are made with magical intention at favourable times when natural energies are high. She has the power to protect herself from the fae world should she need to.
Sadly, Faye’s story isn’t an easy one, and there are many times she loses hope. I think that Dreamers in this deck represent the usual Swords suit which represents the element of air and our thought and communicaton. This is a card of disappointment, loss of hope and sadness – but there is always an option that hasn’t been discarded, and there is still hope if one looks for it.
Anna McKerrow works on creative writing projects for the reading charity Booktrust, which is where she became interested in Young Adult fiction. (It wasn’t around when she was 15; she went straight from Judy Blume to Jackie Collins). She has also published four volumes of poetry and taught creative writing in adult education for 7 years. She also provides school workshop and book event consultancy to writers and publishers.
Anna is a Pagan, reads the tarot, is a Reiki practitioner, and is a little bit obsessed with stone circles. She believes passionately, like Alan Moore, that creative activities such as writing are a kind of magic in themselves.
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?