Ollie has the best intentions, with the worst results. All he wanted was to play the hero and find his missing friend—instead, he’s stumbled into a dangerous world below the streets of Boston where magic spills like blood and escape seems impossible. Salvation comes in the unlikely form of a pint-sized, purple-haired girl named Tera: Once she takes him under her wing, they navigate her fantastical realm together while plotting his safe return home. But all plans go awry when Tera herself is captured. Now Ollie must decide: Go home as planned, or stay and help Tera, like she helped him? Before long, Ollie musters his newfound courage and wacky band of not-quite-human friends to set off on yet another rescue mission. And this time, he intends to get it right.
HERRICK'S END, Book 1 of the The Neath Trilogy, is due out in May, 2022 from Tiny Fox Press.
Publisher: Tiny Fox Press
Publication Date: May 10, 2022
“Droll, delightfully grotesque in the best Star Wars cantina tradition, sometimes terrifying, and always laugh-aloud funny, Herrick’s End is an inventive, edge-of-your-seat underworld adventure you’ll never forget.”
-Jenna Blum, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Family and Woodrow on the Bench
“I get obsessed with a novel that grows its genre with surprise after original surprise—and that’s all in Blanchet’s astonishing YA fantasy debut. Herrick’s End is a knockout.”
-Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and With or Without You
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T.M. Blanchet is a former journalist, award-winning humor columnist, and the producer and host of A Mighty Blaze Podcast (amightyblaze.com), which features interviews with celebrated authors like John Irving, Cheryl Strayed, Lev Grossman, and Anna Quindlen. T.M. is also the founder of Operation Delta Dog: Service Dogs for Veterans (operationdeltadog.org).
Tags: YA, Speculative Fiction/SFF