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Talonsister preorder competition!

I have a new fantasy book out on September 12th, which I have just recently decided is 'druidpunk' (ahem). Talonsister is a tale of griffins, magical warriors and found family, all bound up in British folklore and simmering sexual tension, and some lovely people have said some lovely things about it lately...

"This isn’t enchanting magic, this is wild, feral, ancient magic. I couldn’t get enough of wandering these forest paths laid down by Williams and discovering where she’d lead us next ... An unforgettable magical fable from Britain’s Queen of fantasy" Fantasy Hive

You can read the entire review here. In celebration of returning to fantasy, I am running a special preorder competition...

When the amazing Broken Binding made their special limited editions of the Winnowing Flame trilogy, I was lucky enough to receive the ‘number one’ of each of the books - but I also got a unique ‘sample’ copy of The Ninth Rain from my publishers, Headline. This copy is unnumbered and entirely unique, and if you preorder a copy of Talonsister, you can enter the prize draw to win it! And it won’t be unnumbered by that point - I will sign it, number it, draw in it and even annotate the book in places, making this copy of The Ninth Rain unlike any other.

All you have to do is preorder Talonsister, find me on Twitter (@sennydreadful) and send me proof of your order, or email me at And, the first fifty people to send me preorder deets get a little Inkwort pin, designed by me. Inkwort is a character from the world of Talonsister I am especially fond of, and I’m hoping she’ll be a favourite of readers too. The pins are made from maple wood, which felt appropriate given how much of the book takes place in the company of trees, and they came out so well I am slightly obsessed with them.

The competition is UK only I’m afraid (as yet the book is only available in the UK) and I’ll be taking entries right up until 11th September 2023.

A quick run down of other news:

The Bitter Twins is currently only 99p on Kindle, and I'm not sure how long that will last

I now have a substack, which gets updated around once a week - come and join me at The Grog and Weevil

I'm going to be Guest of Honour at Novacon this year! I hope to see some of you there.

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