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But in order to survive, Winnie enlists the help of the one person who can help her train: Jay Friday, resident bad boy and Winnie’s ex-best friend. While Jay might be the most promising new hunter in Hemlock Falls, he also seems to know more about the nightmares of the forest than he should. Together, he and Winnie will discover a danger lurking in the forest no one in Hemlock Falls is prepared for.Not all monsters can be slain, and not all nightmares are confined to the dark.


"You'll want to get lost in the world of The Luminaries again and again.”—Leigh Bardugo, #1 New York Times bestselling author

Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Order deadline: October 21st, 2022


All orders will include a limited edition enamel pin, pictured HERE!
Note: you do not need to submit your receipt to the publisher, your pin will be included in your package.

All copies will be signed and shipped release week.

From Susan Dennard, the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series, comes a haunting and high-octane contemporary fantasy, about the magic it takes to face your fears in a nightmare-filled forest, and the mettle required to face the secrets hiding in the dark corners of your own family.

Hemlock Falls isn't like other towns. You won't find it on a map, your phone won't work here, and the forest outside town might just kill you.

Winnie Wednesday wants nothing more than to join the Luminaries, the ancient order that protects Winnie's town—and the rest of humanity—from the monsters and nightmares that rise in the forest of Hemlock Falls every night.

Ever since her father was exposed as a witch and a traitor, Winnie and her family have been shunned. But on her sixteenth birthday, she can take the deadly Luminary hunter trials and prove herself true and loyal—and restore her family's good name. Or die trying.


The Luminaries

by Susan Dennard

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Susan Dennard is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the
Witchlands series (now in development for TV from the Jim Henson Company), the
Something Strange and Deadly series, and the upcoming Luminaries series, as well as
various short stories and other tales across the internet. She also runs the popular
newsletter for writers, the Misfits and Daydreamers. When not writing or teaching
writing, she can be found rolling the dice as a Dungeon Master or mashing buttons on
one of her way too many consoles. 

Originally from Georgia, she earned advanced degrees in marine ecology and statistics
while also traveling the world. She now lives near Lake Michigan with her French
husband, très mignonne daughter, and a veritable zoo of aging pets.

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