A fantasy novel inspired by Irish lore
In a world engulfed by wetlands, cunningly lethal, whale-sized creatures lurk below the marshy surface, rendering foot travel impossible, forcing humans to build cities amongst vast networks of trees, glaciers and boulders. When a wildfire rips through a tree-bound realm, it not only severs Tay and her mother from their home, leaving them stranded in a foreign realm, but completely cuts off the remaining survivors from trade, food, and the basic means to live.
With time dwindling and no other alternative in sight, the mother-daughter duo must journey to world’s end to the forsaken Wastelands of Ciara in hopes of taming the mucspéir, a winged beast that could deliver their isolated people to safety—if it doesn’t kill them first.
*DEADLOCHED is currently with my brilliant literary agent Naomi Davis. Upon review, it will be pitched to editors at traditional publishing houses.