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Evelyn Blackbriar has spent her life trying to understand the deadly trickster folk, creatures able to bend the earth at will. It’s an obsession that has brought her to the brink of ruin. 

When a wealthy benefactor takes an interest in her research, it’s an opportunity she cannot turn down.

She and her former partner, Alfred, agree to join an impossible project: to catch a trickster and learn how it wends its horrible power.

But the creature brings tragic ruin to their project before it has a chance to begin. Separated, Alfred and Evelyn must make unlikely allies and desperate choices to survive.

For Evelyn to find the answers she seeks she will need to give up everything she has left, and perhaps sacrifice her very humanity.


Trickster's Wake is a work in progress. This excerpt is taken from the first Chapter of the novel and makes up roughly the first 25 pages.

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Evelyn Blackbriar

Trickster's Wake was inspired by the short story, Cartograph, published in 2014 and again in 2017.

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Rohan Crooper
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