November 3rd 2020 from Duet Books (Interlude Press)
Sixteen-year-old Ari Wyndham lost her best friend in the sea. Everybody told her it was an accident, but Ari can’t forgive herself. Her own life is cut short when a tiger-snake delivers a deathly bite, and a beautiful, ghostly and strangely familiar young woman appears, summoning Ari’s soul to the underworld. Ari, however, refuses to go. Though she knows there will be a terrible price to pay for her transgression, the mysterious guide chooses to save Ari.
Their rebellion upsets the balance of life and death in Ari’s remote coastal village.
A rift opens from the underworld, unleashing dark magic: savage dog packs emerge at night, fishermen catch ghostly bodies in their nets, and children go missing. Together, Ari and her guide battle the dark powers of the underworld and heal the rift. Though their bond seems unbreakable, it may not be enough. It is up to Ari to find the courage to do the one thing that will save the world from darkness.
Praise for From Darkness
"From Darkness is deeply romantic, in both senses of the word. It’s moody and atmospheric yet passionate and endearing. This story broke my heart with its fraught relationships and stitched me back together again with its gorgeous words.” - Alex Brown
"This delicate story combines suspenseful twists with emboldening love, threading miracles out of the bleakest moments." - Karen Rigby, Foreword Reviews
"Ari’s journey is clear, heartrending, and shot through with sweetness and eerie beauty." - Publishers Weekly
"Hall’s debut will interest fans of magical realism and sapphic romances alike. Hall creates a marvelous LGBTQ love story in an eerie fantasy setting." - Beronica Puhr, School Library Journal
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