☆2018 THE WATTYS LONG-LISTED☆ | A girl with a peculiar pedigree is dumped on a stranger's doorstep during the worst snowstorm the hamlet Myst has ever known. Selectively mute, she refuses to tell her hosts from whence she came and her name. For lack of knowing what else to do, the crotchety old woman and her grandson Mat grant her sanctuary and take to calling her Snow. But her very being and close-kept secrets serve to disrupt their daily lives.
The mystery comes to a head when a dead man is discovered in the front yard after the first serious thaw. Strangers turned ragtag family, they dispose of the body. Years without incident pass, slackening their caution. But when Mat introduces Snow to an old friend with a dangerous secret, he threatens all they hold dear. The world's suddenly at their door, and it quickly becomes clear that Snow's meant for greater things.
A story of loss, friendship and all the grit in between.
☆ 3rd place in the Golden Awards' fantasy category | July 2018
☆ 2nd place in Titan Awards' fantasy category | March 2018
☆ Awarded "Best Grammar" and "Best Flow" in Titan Awards | March 2018
☆ 1st place in The Infinite Awards' Special Awards category: Best Friendship | January 2018
#2 in quest | September 2018
#3 in fairies | September 2018
#7 in scifi-fantasy | September 2018
#179 in adventure | September 2018
#2 in speculative fiction | August 2018
#14 in world building | August 2018
#123 in new adult | August 2018
#183 in fairytale | August 2018
#2 in human experimentation | July 2018
First installment of an intended series.
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