Antilia: Sword and Song


LONGLISTED FOR THE 2019 SUNBURST AWARD FOR YOUNG ADULT FICTION!


by Kate Story | :: Jump to Buy Links ::

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It’s the near future, and the world is on the brink of war.

The paths of two lonely teens converge, caught in an uncontrollable current crashing through time and space. Rowan and Ophelia discover that they share a place they thought was the stuff of childhood dreams. In Antilia, there is magic, and humans walk alongside minor gods and mythological beings. But all is not what it seems, and the two are pulled inexorably into a divided realm. Separated and unable to get home, they find that Antilia’s fate and Earth’s are forged together. Can Ophelia and Rowan repair the damage, fulfill their destinies, and save both worlds from annihilation? Antilia: Sword and Song is an epic story of survival and self-discovery.

Trade Paperback ISBN: 9781771484411
Hardcover ISBN: 9781771485388
eBook ISBN: 9781771484428


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Praise for Kate Story

“You know a good book as soon as you start it. It sings to you and makes an immediate connection. That’s what happened to me with Kate Story’s Antilia. I loved everything about the book.”
—Charles de Lint, author of The Onion Girl and The Wind in His Heart

“I fell in love with Antilia from the first page. With this book, you say to yourself, ‘I’ll just read a bit more,’ and then suddenly it’s three in the morning and you’re sorry because now the story will be over too soon. Kate Story has created an utterly contemporary, exquisitely imagined parallel-world fantasy with a deeply satisfying plot and unforgettable characters (including a few I wish I could forget). Ophelia and Rowan, Pim (oh, Pim!) and Ari, got under my skin and into my heart and stayed there long after the book was done.”
—Holly Bennett, author of The Bonemender, Shapeshifter, and Drawn Away

“Self-described Shakespeare geek Kate Story[‘s This Insubstantial Pageant] sticks much closer to Shakespeare’s Tempest than did Forbidden Planet, while at the same time reimagining the play in an exotic, funny and very sexy way. Science fiction (SF) fans and Shakespeare buffs should be equally delighted.”
—Alex Good, The Toronto Star

“[This Insubstantial Pageant is] an ambitious deep space retelling of The Tempest that would have delighted Shakespeare and Sagan in equal measure.”
—Eric Choi, Aurora Award-winning author and editor

“Kate Story’s writing is inventive, rich with ideas that will make your head spin. She combines this imagination with keen insight into human nature and insider knowledge of the world of the stage. The resulting stories are rich pageants, tying the comforting to the unsettling and the familiar to the bizarre.”
—A.M. Dellamonica, author of the Aurora Award-winning Hidden Sea Tales Trilogy

“[With This Insubstantial Pageant,] Story has penned a sexy, sophisticated future-Shakespearean romp. Ambitious, rich, magical, and a joy to read.”
—Kelly Robson, Author of Waters of Versailles, a Nebula, World Fantasy, and Sunburst Award finalist, and Aurora Award winner

“Kate Story’s debut novel is an unlikely marriage of Newfoundland’s oldest traditional lore with the contemporary urban world of St. John’s and Toronto. The result is raw and strange and hilarious and affecting. Ruby Jones—itinerant waitress, sometime nude model, budding alcoholic—admits early on that tenderness and rage are her ‘heart language.’ Blasted offers both in spades.”
—Michael Crummey, author of River Thieves, The Wreckage, Galore, and Sweetland

“. . . a strange, shining, soaring thing brimming with beauty and terror, pain and love, insight and redemption.”
—Ursula Pflug, author of The Alphabet Stones, Green Music, Mountain, and After the Fires

“I fell in love with these characters: saintly and monstrous, wrecked but not lost—castaways all. Kate Story is one of those rare writers who can plumb the darkness and retrieve from the depths a jewel, a truth, luminous and redemptive. A magical and moving novel. Prepare to be transported.”
—Jessica Grant, author of Come, Thou Tortoise


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