Odd Voice Out
The Shadeborn Series
OvO are proud to announce the acquisition and continuation of K.C. Finn's award winning gothic fantasy series.
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Enter a world where the rules of magic are not what you assumed, and the dark creatures you’ve always wondered about are brought into the light. Opening with the multi-award-winning title The Book Of Shade, K.C. Finn’s masterpiece tackles the fantasy genre from new angles of representation.
As university student Lily Coltrane begins her journey to adulthood, she can’t even imagine the intrigue and diversity which awaits her at the illustrious Theatre Imaginique. The performers there will take Lily and those who follow her into a wild world of centuries-old magic, with killers and conjurers on the loose through five superb books that create a universe all of their own.
For those already following Novel and Lily’s epic fantasy journey, the culmination of everything begins as Odd Voice Out proudly announces the exclusive publication of the fifth and final book in the series: The World Of The Wish.
Here, Lily begins her quest for redemption, rescue and rediscovery of her true self and the powers that lie within. Enemies old and new will stand in her path, but with the strength of her troupe, this newfound ringmaster of the Theatre Imaginique is here to show how hard she’s worked to be the hero that they need her to be.
The Shadeborn Series is a contemporary gothic fantasy filled with cross cultural magic and diverse character narratives, suitable for readers aged twelve and up.
The Vagabond Stage
Kell Cowley returns with a queer historical tale of villains, criminals and acting, darling!
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Timony is a born actor before he even learns the meaning of the word. A sixteenth century farmhand with a restless imagination, no patience for chores and a yearning for the wider world, he is already seeking escape when he catches his first glimpse of a band of travelling players performing in his small rural town. After falling in love with the theatre and its heroine, Gwendolyn, he’s determined to gain a place in their troupe.
Timony’s dramatic temperament catches the eye of the playwright, Makaydees, who takes him on as an apprentice. But there are shocks and perils waiting for Timony in this new profession. First he learns that Gwendolyn is really a boy named Rum, whose face has lately been scarred in a tavern brawl. Timony is soon hired to take Rum’s place and enact the female roles, and here he learns there are much worse things to brave than stepping out on stage in a frock and wig. In an age when the law considers unlicensed actors to be no better than idle criminals, the players live in constant threat of arrest and are forced to travel in the same channels as much more dangerous outlaws.
Timony finds himself propelled on a journey through the Elizabethan underworld, straying into its whorehouses and gambling dens, at constant risk of the correction house. Now, more than ever, he must learn to act for his life on a precarious road where disguise and deception may be his only means of survival. Along the way he wrestles with his role as the girl of the gang and his confusing feelings for Rum, as the two boy players become embroiled with the most wanted highwayman in the land. And if they escape with their lives, will these outlaw actors be ever allowed to put on another play?
The Vagabond Stage is a queer picaresque adventure novel exploring transgenderism in Tudor times aimed at ages fourteen and up.