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The Cruel Prince meets City of Bones in this thrilling fantasy where four queer teens race to stop a serial killer before their crimes expose the hidden world of faeries to humans.

Choose your player.

The half-fae outcast, desperate for acceptance.

The tempestuous Fury, exiled and hellbent on revenge.

The dutiful prince, determined to earn his place.

The brooding guardian, burdened by a terrible secret.

Each holds a key to solving a series of ritualistic murders that threaten to expose faeries to the human world. But they cannot do it alone. To track down the killer, they will have to form a tenuous alliance, putting their differences – and conflicts – aside.

Failure risks the destruction of the faerie and human worlds alike. And time is running out.

Time to roll the dice.


A gripping flight into fantasy
Kirkus Reviews
Shuttleworth sensitively tackles the plot's darker elements, including trauma and suicidal ideation, tempering them with tenderness and wry wit. A kaleidoscopic narrative adds depth and drive
Publishers Weekly
Beautifully written and deliciously complex, A Dark and Hollow Star is utterly engrossing. The magic is bloody, the humor sharp, and the murder mystery drenched in violence and intrigue. Like a fallen Fury set on vengeance, I couldn't get enough
Nicki Pau Preto, author of the Crown of Feathers series
A brilliant debut that is both dark and full of humour, with characters you will fall in love with and an incredibly immersive world
The Last Book on the Left
A thrilling urban fantasy/murder-mystery which stuns you with ethereal world-building, high-stakes adventure, and a cast of characters you won't soon forget
A fantastical faerie story rich with mythology and lore that takes place in the modern world and is unapologetically queer
The Reading Chemist
A book full of opulence and treats... A confection of a debut that augers well for the author's future as a storyteller - ParSec, Autumn 2021 review