A Dark and Hollow Star - A Dark and Hollow Star (Paperback)Ashley Shuttleworth (author)
The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling fantasy where four queer teens race to stop a serial killer before their crimes expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.
Choose your player.
The half-fae outcast, desperate for acceptance.
The tempestuous Fury, exiled and hellbent on revenge.
The dutiful prince, determined to earn his place.
The brooding guardian, burdened by a terrible secret.
Each holds a key to solving a series of ritualistic murders that threaten to expose faeries to the human world. But they cannot do it alone. To track down the killer, they will have to form a tenuous alliance, putting their differences - and conflicts - aside.
Failure risks the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. And time is running out.
Time to roll the dice.
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Number of pages: 512
Weight: 358 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 38 mm
Shuttleworth sensitively tackles the plot's darker elements, including trauma and suicidal ideation, tempering them with tenderness and wry wit. A kaleidoscopic narrative adds depth and drive * Publishers Weekly *
Beautifully written and deliciously complex, A Dark and Hollow Star is utterly engrossing. The magic is bloody, the humor sharp, and the murder mystery drenched in violence and intrigue. Like a fallen Fury set on vengeance, I couldn't get enough * Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series *
A brilliant debut that is both dark and full of humour, with characters you will fall in love with and an incredibly immersive world * The Last Book on the Left *
A thrilling urban fantasy/murder-mystery which stuns you with ethereal world-building, high-stakes adventure, and a cast of characters you won't soon forget * Cinelinx *
A fantastical faerie story rich with mythology and lore that takes place in the modern world and is unapologetically queer * The Reading Chemist *
A book full of opulence and treats... A confection of a debut that augers well for the author's future as a storyteller - ParSec, Autumn 2021 review
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