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The Rose Daughter

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349427232

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 7th October 2021

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fantasy

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‘Maria Lewis is a must-read’ BUZZFEED

‘Weaves magic into each page’ THE NERD DAILY

‘Author Maria Lewis has created her own pop culture universe’ DAILY TELEGRAPH


She never meant to be a hero . . .

In fact, Dreckly Jones has made a point her whole life to be exactly not that. The daughter of a forbidden union between an earth elemental and a selkie, her rare powers have meant she has always had a target on her back.

So Dreckly – a 40-something oyster shucker according to her fake documents, 140-something sprite if you’re going to get all nit-picky about it – has become an expert at many things. Chief amongst them: hiding.

When she meets a determined group of rebels who desperately need her help, she finds herself wanting to stick her neck out for the first time in a long while. Yet is she ready to be noticed? Is Dreckly willing to use her powers to stand up when it could cost her everything?


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