The Winter Passing – debut novel from Reckless Yes’ Sarah Lay – is out now as eBook and paperback.
The second book under the Reckless Yes Publishing imprint the novel is a contemporary fantasy described as “a dark almost gothic novel quality to it and is genuinely scary in places” as well as an astonishing attention to detail.
The story follows Centaury Morrigan – the days of her mundane life are starting to fall through her; her job is going nowhere and her relationship with her childhood sweetheart is faltering. The island where she grew up is calling her home and it’s starting to bother her that she can’t remember why she ran away or what it was she left behind. A chance encounter starts to free her memories and she learns those she thought she knew have been keeping dark secrets as well as the powers she possesses away from her. Suddenly in danger she must convince those who seek to lock her magic away she may be the only hope for stopping the dark power rising and threatening them all.
Written over a short period in the summer of 2015 the novel is the opening part of a trilogy and explores themes of memory and perception as well as friendship, family and home.
Buy the eBook version of The Winter Passing on Amazon. Paperback orders will be available directly through Reckless Yes soon. Sarah will be speaking about the novel, and about the link between creativity and mental health at Circularity Festival at the National Brewery Centre on 22 June 2018 – tickets and details available here.
Don’t forget last year we published the debut novel of Pete Darrington. Based on real events of 1817 Pentrich: England’s Last Uprising followed the rebellion which took place and the consequences for the ringleaders. Available as paperback and eBook you can order here.