Exile. Rebel. Healer. Three underestimated women, destined to be brought together by revenge in this dark and thrilling new YA fantasy.

  • Marzal – an exiled daughter with a plan for her return.
  • Rayn – a rebel blacksmith with a blade of blood.
  • Elena – a gentle midwife with a fiercely protected secret.

Each young woman wants peace for their country, but in times of war, not everyone fights by the same rules. As their countries burn around them, and the stakes of victory rise, each woman will have to decide how far she is willing to go for peace.


Publication Date: 6 July 2023
Imprint: Orion Children's Books
Physical Format: Paperback | 384 pages
Electronic Formats: Ebook, AudioBook
ISBN 13: 978-1510110960

Intelligent, heartbreaking and fiercely feminist

Katharine Corr, co-author of Daughter of Darkness

Heart-stopping and addictive

Maria Kuzinar, author of The Ship of Shadows

Black Heat is available as paperback, ebook and audio book. Here is a sneak peek of the audio book as narrated by Anna Gilthorpe, Antonia Whillans and Chloe Sommer.