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"A sexy , thrilling , enchanting , magical story. After reading this book I cannot wait to get my hand on the next Rowankind book." - JoDean Anderson
"This is the sequel to the marvellous magical pirate adventure Winterwood, which was one of my favourite books of last year. Less magic and pirating, but still well worth a read." Jaine Fenn
"LOTS of great badass women of various kinds." - Wordnerdy
"I’d recommend Silverwolf for readers who particularly enjoy historical fantasy or just like to get wrapped up in a good meaty fantasy novel. If you haven’t read Winterwood, go get that one first, and then settle in for some good reading!" Sherry (via Goodreads)
As in the previous book, we see that all actions have consequences and can cause far-reaching repercussions, and, once again, I’m keen to find out what will befall our heroes next. A worthy second instalment in the series that will particularly appeal to fans of the first book, but won’t be completely impenetrable to those readers who are new to Ross and Corwen’s version of Regency England. - The Good, the bad and the Unread.
SILVERWOLF: "fascinating detail, overflowing with action, brimming with emotion (it even wrung a tear from me: that's very unusual for a book).
What they said about Winterwood
"Winterwood is a perfect blend of magic, historical fiction, and romance—it truly has something for every reader." Barnes & Noble:
"Swashbuckling action, folklore and characters to care about: this is an authentic English take on historical fantasy, magic and class.' - Kari Sperring
"A finely crafted and well-researched plunge into swashbuckling, sorcery, shape-shifting and the Fae!
Highly entertaining." - Elizabeth Ann Scarborough
Rowankind, Book 2
A tale of loyalty, love
and magic running wild.
DAW, 3rd January 2017,
Mass Market Paperback
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Back Cover Copy
“Swashbuckling adventure collides with mystical mayhem…in this rousing historical fantasy series…set in a magic-infused England.”
Britain, 1801. King George’s episodic sanity is almost as damaging as his madness. First Consul Napoleon Bonaparte is gathering his forces in France. The disease of democracy is spreading. The world is poised on the brink of the modern era, but the rowankind, long a source of free labor, have shaken off their bonds. Some have returned to Iaru to find freedom with the Fae; others are trying to find a place in the world, looking for fair treatment under the law. The course of the industrial revolution may change forever.
Wild magic is on the rise. Creatures of legend are returning to the world: kelpies, pixies, trolls, hobs and goblins.
Ross and Corwen, she a summoner witch and he a wolf shapechanger, have freed the rowankind from bondage, but now they are caught in the midst of the conflict, while trying their best to avoid the attention of the Mysterium, the government organisation which would see them hanged for their magic.
When an urgent letter calls Corwen back to Yorkshire, he and Ross become embroiled in dark magic, family secrets and industrial treachery. London beckons. There they discover a missing twin, an unexpected friend, and an old enemy—called Walsingham.
“A finely crafted and well-researched plunge into swashbuckling, sorcery, shape-shifting, and the Fae! Highly entertaining.”—Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Nebula Award-winning author of The Healer’s War
"The author, Jacey Bedford, did a fantastic job of fleshing out many of the main characters as well as some of the supporting ones. I liked exploring Corwen's family with Ross; they were a well-written bunch, especially his sister, Lily. Her character was interesting and I hope to see more of her in future stories. I really enjoyed the build of this book. It was a good follow-up to Winterwood." - Dee Astell - The Nameless Zine.
Bonaparte is an ever-present threat, but Britain is facing another threat. The rowankind are free. The Mysterium is trying to control magic, but wild magical creatures are on the loose and the government is worried.
Ross and Corwen's happy-ever-after is cut short when they are called to deal with a child-murdering kelpie in Devon. Magical creatures are on the rampage, the Fae are making impossible demands and the Mysterium is trying to imprison the Rowankind.
On top of all this Corwen's family is in disarray. His father is ill, someone is sabotaging his sister, Lily's mill, and his wayward twin, Freddie, has gone missing in London.
"Jacey Bedford brings a 19th Century England to life-- with a twist. This is a world like our own but blessed, or some might say cursed, with magic.
This is a glorious book, a voluptuous book (does that make sense?), brimming with fascinating detail, overflowing with action, brimming with emotion (it even wrung a tear from me: that's very unusual for a book. The last book that made me cry while reading was 'The Road')
A door has been unlocked, and a wild dance of magic has been unleashed in the world. Humans, magic user or not, Rowankind, Fae and fabulous creatures need to find a place in this world.
Our heroes, the witch and the shapeshifter, must use their skills, compassion and courage to resolve the problems, in the public and the private spheres, that this new world brings." - Deborah J Walker
"This is the sequel to the marvellous magical pirate adventure Winterwood, which was one of my favourite books of last year. Less magic and pirating, but still well worth a read, as the story unfolds in the same readable and pleasing way, and the two central characters are great. Contains a bit of raunchy stuff, though that's no bad thing." Jaine Fenn
"The amazing cast of characters, the historical setting and the plot that had my eyes glued to the page Jacey Bedford creates an amazing story with Sliverwolf." JoDean Anderson
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Stevie‘s review of Silverwolf (Rowankind, Book 2) by Jacey Bedford
Historical Fantasy published by DAW 03 Jan 17
I enjoy a fantasy world in which actions have wide-ranging consequences almost as much as I love historical fantasy that really takes the time to consider how the supernatural elements that the author introduces might influence, and be affected by, the course of actual history. In the world of the Rowankind, Jacey Bedford manages to fulfil both those needs for me, along with crafting a densely plotted adventure that’s bursting at the seams with complex characters and convoluted missions.
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