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Daughter of Redwinter

A dark and atmospheric epic fantasy that’s rich in folklore
  • Author
    • Ed McDonald
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  • Published: May 11 2023
  • 196 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9781473233645

'A real page-turner, one that kept me guessing, and pulling the rug out from under me' Novel Notions

'A glorious reconfiguration of classic fantasy' David Wragg, author of The Blackhawks



Raine is seventeen-years-old and still on the run. She can see the dead, a secret that could get her killed. Seeking refuge with a deluded cult is her latest bad decision but rescuing an injured woman in the snow is soon revealed to be a horrific mistake. Hazia endangers not just Raine, but the whole world: she's escaped from Redwinter, fortress-monastery of the Draoihn, the warrior magicians who answer to no king or queen of the land, but to their own Grand Master. They will stop at nothing to retrieve what she's stolen.

Raine must survive by her wits, and her skill with a bow in a world turned upside down. A battle, a betrayal and a horrific revelation finds her herself inside Redwinter, where anyone caught communing with ghosts is put to death. As conspirators plot to release an ancient enemy, Raine's ability to see the dead might be their only hope, but to use her power would see her condemned.
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Press Reviews

  • Booklist
    McDonald's medieval fantasy world feels lived-in, with a robust history, an intricate magic system, and a host of fascinating characters, but Raine herself-vulnerable but fierce, direct, and almost ruthlessly practical-is the heart of this memorable story.
  • Publishers Weekly
    Uncommonly vivid and vigorous . . . a superior start to a promising new saga
  • Nicholas Eames, author of Kings of the Wyld
    Daughter of Redwinter has it all: enigmatic characters, shady politics, secret cults, ancient evils, and a young woman grappling with her own shattered identity while navigating a world in which no one is quite what they seem
  • Grimdark Magazine
    Oozes with menace and enthralls with beautifully imperfect characters and its own rich, dark mythology
  • Mike Shackle, author of We Are the Dead
    The work of an author bursting with confidence, weaving a tale full of magic, mystery and intrigue
  • Catriona Ward, Sunday Times bestselling author of Sundial
    Sad, exciting, mysterious and beautifully plotted, with characters who have taken up residence in my head
  • FanFiAddict
    A spellbinding piece of fantasy; a unique world with morally grey characters abound, a fascinating magic system, buried history that oozes to the surface, and a young female protagonist you won't soon forget. Highly recommend
  • M.J. Kuhn, author of Among Thieves
    A fascinating magic system, thoughtful prose, and a truly compelling main character . . . for fans of complicated yet lovable protagonists, twisty, intriguing plots, and fantasy that flirts with the edge of horror
  • Roz Kaveny
    Raine is my new favourite hero
  • David Wragg, author of The Blackhawks
    A glorious reconfiguration of classic fantasy with a fresh, fascinating protagonist . . . a cracking read, full of heart, humour and lyrical prose in a world full of secret histories with the promise of so much more to come
  • Booklist
    McDonald's medieval fantasy world feels lived-in, with a robust history, an intricate magic system, and a host of fascinating characters, but Raine herself-vulnerable but fierce, direct, and almost ruthlessly practical-is the heart of this memorable story.
  • Novel Notions
    Mysterious, honest, and exciting from start to finish, Daughter of Redwinter has the goods. . . . A real page-turner, one that kept me guessing, and pulling the rug out from under me
  • The Nerd Daily
    A thought-provoking story about a girl caught up in the whirlwind of ancient magic and the threat of war, and how even the smallest choices can affect our lives, perfect for fans of Patrick Rothfuss and the Robert Jordan
  • Geek Girl Authority
    The twists and turns are fast-paced and shocking; the conclusion of this installation is satisfying . . . you'll love the unique magic system and incredible cast of characters
  • Out of This World SFF
    If you like fantasy stories that take you to wondrous places that are also brimming with ghostly beings, this is your book. If you like fantasy stories with characters who are immensely compelling and not perfect, this is your book. If you like fantasy stories that ooze with danger and peril around every corner, this is your book. And finally, if you like fantasy stories that are so expertly written that you can see and feel the action playing out in your head so vividly that you believe it's all totally real, then THIS IS YOUR BOOK!
  • Biblio Nerd Reflections
    I'm still thinking about a lot of it days after finishing it . . . an excellent start to a new fantasy series
  • Every Book a Doorway
    This is an incredible fantasy that subverts the reader's expectations every chance it gets, and I can't recommend it strongly enough
  • Robin Hobb, bestselling author of the The Realm of the Elderlings series
    This book builds along solidly, painting in a complex backdrop of culture, magic and characters . . . the final six chapters are a rocket ride, so don't start reading those if you have to get up early the next day
  • James Barclay, author of the Queen's Assassin
    Daughter of Redwinter is so good . . . I was hooked from the opening line