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The Blue Salt Road

A modern fairytale novella from the Sunday Times top-ten bestselling author
  • Author
    • Joanne Harris
Format
Regular price £12.99
Regular price Sale price £12.99
  • Published: Nov 15 2018
  • Pages: 224
  • 202 x 132mm
  • ISBN: 9781473222212
An earthly nourris sits and sings
And aye she sings, "Ba lilly wean,
Little ken I my bairn's father,
Far less the land that he staps in.
(Child Ballad, no. 113)

So begins a stunning tale of love, loss and revenge, against a powerful backdrop of adventure on the high seas, and drama on the land. The Blue Salt Road balances passion and loss, love and violence and draws on nature and folklore to weave a stunning modern mythology around a nameless, wild young man.

Passion drew him to a new world, and trickery has kept him there - without his memories, separated from his own people. But as he finds his way in this dangerous new way of life, so he learns that his notions of home, and your people, might not be as fixed as he believed.

Beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Helen Hawkins, this is a stunning and original modern fairytale.
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Press Reviews

  • Fantasy Book Review
    This is a tale to read on a cold night, wrapped in a blanket
  • Tor.com
    Thought provoking and evocative
  • Bookmarks and Stages
    A mythical masterpiece
  • Starburst
    Joanne M. Harris is one of the modern masters of fantasy writing . . . The Blue Salt Road is a journey you should take
  • The Star
    A perfect read for a waterside afternoon . . . with her graceful language and magical phrasing, Harris conveys the enchantment of an old tale while imparting new lessons about change, betrayal, and forgiveness in this refreshing take on the age-old powers of attraction between the supernatural and the merely human
  • SFF World
    The Blue Salt Road is an old-school folktale of magic, love and betrayal . . . [it] will stay with you after you have finished reading it
  • The Bibliophile Chronicles
    Joanne Harris really is the queen of beautiful, lyrical writing . . . With gorgeous artwork both inside and out, this really is a stunning book. The story is a beautifully woven tale of magic, adventure and love