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  • Keywords
    • climate fiction,
    • solarpunk,
    • utopian society,
    • cultural clashes,
    • dragons,
    • post-capitalism,
    • LGBTQ

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by A-M Mawhiney

Life has changed at Life of Hope in the decades since Earth tipped back to a flourishing biome. People work together, connected through a telepathic network, to keep their planet healthy. Each person develops additional magical powers in their teen years that help them find their place in the community. However, Fania’s seventeen-year-old, Saki, is adrift—they don’t yet know what their unique abilities are nor how they’ll contribute meaningfully to the world. Everything changes when Saki discovers a long-buried secret and finds themself raising a precocious young dragon named Chiyo. As Saki begins to tap into new powers, some family members foresee an uncertain future for their lands. Darkness creeps into the lands and hearts of their community in the form of strangers who join with a villager intent on destroying everything that is precious, creating conflict among community members. The stakes are high, for those who prevail will determine whether Earth survives. Sensitively told, richly imagined, and filled with unforgettable characters, Spelldrifts follows the next generation of young people after Fania and Nuna’s adventures in Spindrifts.

“Spelldrifts” invites readers to a world they don’t want to leave. Magic and technological progress coexist here in perfect synergy. Everyone is free to choose their path in life. Everyone can contribute to the greater good and satiate their creative ambitions. And still, without a counterweight, it’s impossible to maintain the balance.” —Eve Koguce, Award winning author of The Neglected Merge Trilogy. "Spelldrifts is an inspiring, beautifully written novel that depicts complicated yet ultimately heart-warming family dynamics, and flawlessly integrates realism, sci-fi and spiritualism, in a unique and captivating way that leaves the reader ultimately optimistic about what heights humanity can achieve. Mawhiney’s evocative, delicious prose and outstanding character work make this a brilliant sequel to the exceptional Spindrifts." —P.L. Stuart, Author of the Drowned Kingdom Saga “I was delighted to re-enter A-M Mawhiney’s marvellous world, where healing the planet means more than rebuilding the environment. New and familiar characters face fresh challenges, family dynamics, and worlds – and we meet a very special being, Chiyo.” —Anne M. Smith-Nochasak, Author of The Ice Widow and A Canoer of Shorelines recognized as one of The Mirimichi Reader’s “Best Books of 2021.”

A-M Mawhiney is a life-long advocate and educator who has spent her life seeking ways to improve lives through inclusive education. She hopes for a world where everyone can thrive. Her vision of what this might look like inspired her to write Spindrifts (2021) and its sequel, Spelldrifts. A fifth-generation settler, she lives with her partner, Dave McGill, and their canine companion, Charlie, in Sudbury, Ontario, in the territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek in the Robinson-Huron Treaty Area.


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