K.C. Lannon graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English. When she is not co-writing the Winter's Blight book series, she tutors English, walks dogs, and dabbles in painting, drawing, or just making a general mess on paper. She enjoys cooking vegetarian meals, daydreaming she is a Gothic heroine, and playing tabletop RPGs.
The Winter's Blight series is a six-book YA Fantasy series that tells a character-driven, coming-of-age adventure with a little hint of dystopian thrown in, written in third-person with multiple POVs. The diverse mythology of the story world pulls primarily from Celtic and English folklore. Follow Deirdre, James, and Iain as they face monsters, magic, and dark family secrets in this gritty modern fairy tale.
Everyone is drawn to magic for a reason. As Deirdre's fight to control her magic evolves, James's own quest for magic draws him closer to the sinister being who holds his fate. Meanwhile, the amulet Iain found shows him visions of its owner, Cai, a mysterious swordsman who he believes can end the war before it begins. Each of them is forced to make decisions that will alter their journey forever.
Though Deirdre and James have escaped Neo-London and survived the monstrous Fachan, dangers both human and Fae hunt them. But their greatest worry is close at hand—James’s brother Iain, a soldier sent to capture Deirdre, is traveling with them. As they clash with the oppressive Iron Guard and bloodthirsty Fae, Deirdre must decide if she can trust those around her, as well as the magic within her.
In Neo-London, fairy tales are real. The kind with monsters, magic, and dark family secrets. When her destructive magic is unlocked, 17-year-old Deirdre discovers it is dangerous to be a faery in a country where humans and Fae are caught in decades-long war. She is soon targeted by an extreme anti-faery general. One of his sons is determined to help her. The other is sent to capture her.