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The Emerald Cloth



Sequel to The Silver Spear

young adult fantasy | ages 12+

Nominated for Best YA Novel in the 2019 Prix Aurora Awards


YA fantasy novels

The Violet Fox Series is a young adult fantasy novel series set in the high fantasy world of Marlenia.

Fairy tale retellings

The Violet Fox Series borrows story motifs from Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.

Secret identities & castle intrigue

In the world of The Violet Fox, everyone has a secret agenda - or a secret identity. Can you unravel who is who, and what they truly want?

Robin Hood heroism and forbidden magic

Kiera is a folk hero - she steals in the name of her people, who are forced to live underground because of their storied history with powerful, society-up-ending magic.

Book Description - The Emerald Cloth

That’s what my friends tell me.
But to free my prince,
And save my people from extinction,
I must cooperate with my greatest rival.

There are two kinds of people in Marlenia:
those who are loyal to the Frostfire family,
and those who pretend their world has not been turned upside down.

Everyone believes Kiera Driscoll is dead. Only her friends know the Violet Fox is alive, because they’re in hiding with her deep in Feenagh Forest.

Prince Keegan Tramore, who married Kiera in secret, faces a far worse fate. Cursed to slumber eternally, Keegan has been captured by the powerful Frostfire family. The curse is spreading, only affecting those born on the surface. Worse, the Frostfires pin the blame on the Freetors and persecute them relentlessly–a nightmare for Kiera, who wants all Marlenians to live in harmony. Difficult, now that the Frostfires and their Northern allies–including Kiera’s bitter enemy, Lady Dominique Castillo–have usurped Keegan’s rightful throne.

There is one hope: the Emerald Cloth, an artefact with legendary healing properties. Although Kiera swore she’d never seek another artefact again, she will do anything to protect her people. The Frostfires seek the cure as well–and they’ll go to great lengths to prevent it from falling into Kiera’s hands.
Whatever the cost, Kiera must free Keegan and her people from the magic-induced slumber before the kingdoms succumb to the curse of the Silver Spear.

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about the author

Clare C. Marshall grew up in rural Nova Scotia with very little television and dial-up internet, and yet she turned out okay. She is the founder and author-publisher behind Faery Ink Press, where she publishes young adult science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels. Her fantasy novel, The Violet Fox was given an honorable mention in the 2016 Whistler Independent Book Awards and its sequel, The Emerald Cloth, was nominated for Best YA Novel in the 2019 Prix Aurora Awards. When she’s not writing or fiddling up a storm, she enjoys computer games and making silly noises at her two cats, Pinecone and Pavlova.

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Release Date: April 2018 | Page Count: 360
ISBNs: Print: 9781988110059 | eBook: 9781988110066

The Violet Fox Series map illustrations are by Scott Henderson, an extremely talented Winnipeg-based artist and friend.

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