Sistersong (US)

Barnes & Noble Discover Pick – October 2021

Inspired by the traditional murder ballad “The Twa Sisters”, set against the rich backdrop of ancient Britain, Sistersong is a dark and lyrical tale of siblings and sorcery from a spellbinding new voice.

In the ancient kingdom of Dumnonia, there is old magic to be found in the whisper of the wind, the roots of the trees, the curl of the grass. King Cador knew this once, but now the land has turned from him, calling instead to his three children. Riva can cure others, but can’t seem to heal her own deep scars. Keyne battles to be seen for who he truly is—the king’s son. And Sinne dreams of seeing the world, of finding love and adventure.

All three fear a life of confinement within the walls of the hold, their people’s last bastion of strength against the invading Saxons. However, change comes on the day ash falls from the sky. It brings with it Myrdhin, meddler and magician. And Tristan, a warrior whose secrets will tear them apart.

Riva, Keyne and Sinne—three sisters entangled in a web of treachery and heartbreak, who must fight to forge their own paths.

Their story will shape the destiny of Britain.

“Holland crafts a tale tied to folklore, history, and song, bringing rich detail and imagination to characters and setting. Give it to readers who have enjoyed Arthurian retellings or Madeline Miller’s Circe.” — Library Journal, starred review

“Fans of folkloric fantasy will be spellbound.” — Publishers Weekly

“A beautiful reimagining of an old British folklore ballad, Sistersong weaves a captivating spell of myth and magic around the reader.” — Jennifer Saint, author of Ariadne

Sistersong truly reads like a ballad – beautiful and mournful, a melody that sticks in your head. An absolutely stunning book.” — Hannah Whitten, author of For the Wolf

“Sistersong spins a tale of family, loyalty, and the triumph of becoming the person you were always meant to be. I was utterly captivated from the beginning to the tragic, bittersweet end.” — Genevieve Gornichec, author of The Witch’s Heart

“A marvellous tale, gracefully told in language as beautiful as the song that inspired it. It’s a celebration of the power of sisterhood, the strength of earth magic, and the triumph, in the end, of fidelity to both. I fell in love with all three siblings, and I think you will, too!” — Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches