Compass and Blade

by Rachel Greenlaw

On Sale: 02/27/2024

Compass and Blade

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Compass and Blade

by Rachel Greenlaw

On Sale: 02/27/2024

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About the Book

For fans of Fable by Adrienne Young or To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo, this romantasy debut is filled with sirens and mysterious magic, swoony romance and cutthroat betrayal.

This world of sea and storm runs deep with bargains and blood.

On the remote isle of Rosevear, Mira, like her mother before her, is a wrecker, one of the seven on the rope who swim out to shipwrecks to plunder them. Mira’s job is to rescue survivors, if there are any. After all, she never feels the cold of the frigid ocean waters and the waves seem to sing to her soul. But the people of Rosevear never admit the truth: that they set the beacons themselves to lure ships into the rocks.

When the Council watch lays a trap to put an end to the wrecking, they arrest Mira’s father. Desperate to save him from the noose, Mira strikes a deal with an enigmatic wreck survivor guarding layers of secrets behind his captivating eyes, and sets off to find something her mother has left her, a family secret buried deep in the sea.

With just nine days to find what she needs to rescue her father, all Mira knows for certain is this: The sea gives. The sea takes. And it’s up to her to do what she must to save the ones she loves.

Critical Praise

“Greenlaw’s immersive voice and skilful world building shine in this YA debut, a feast for fantasy lovers and dreamers alike.” –Adrienne Young, New York Times and internationally bestselling author of the Sky and Sea duology and the Fable series


“Greenlaw’s Compass and Blade beautifully blends lyrical prose, a propulsive narrative and dynamic characters into a tale that will be sure to enchant readers from the very first page. Mira is as fierce as she is brave and empathetic, and her story is utterly unputdownable. What a brilliant addition to the young adult fantasy canon. “Ayana Gray, New York Times bestselling author of Beasts of Prey


“Romantic and full of high-seas action and adventure . . . Compass and Blade features witch’s magic, a neatly guarded family secret and a romance that may or may not involve pressing a knife to the throat. Brimming with fantasy and lore, Compass and Blade is a story that poured out from the heart.” –Gabriela Romero Lacruz, author of the #1 Sunday Times bestselling novel, The Sun and the Void


“An addictive blend of lyrical prose, shimmering magic and whip-sharp pacing – fans of Fable and Daughter of the Pirate King will devour this.” –Laura Steven, author of The Society for Soulless Girls


“A gripping, atmospheric fantasy of saltwater kisses, sharp-edged secrets and the siren call of the deep sea – I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.” –Kika Hatzopoulou, author of Threads that Bind


A pulse-pounding, sea-faring adventure steeped in magic, romance, secrets and betrayal. So immersive and exciting and richly atmospheric – I couldn’t put this story down.” –Aisling Fowler, author of Fireborn


“A heart-pounding sea adventure, with descriptions so visceral, you can taste the salt on the wind. Mira feels so raw and real that you can't help but root for her, and the romance burns in just the right way. Compass and Blade will drag you under the waves and you won’t want to come up for air.” –Cyla Panin, author of Stalking Shadows


“I devoured Compass and Blade. I flew through each page of lyrical prose and swashbuckling adventure. Readers will be truly captivated by Mira and her journey to find her father and herself along the way. I know I was. A magical, seafaring tale with a lot of heart.” –Alexandra Christo, author of To Kill a Kingdom


“A turbulent voyage of romance and intrigue, Compass and Blade is a stunning fantasy that will ensnare readers until the very last twist. Magical islands, mythical beasts and underwater lore combine in this vivacious YA debut.” —Jessica S. Olson, author of A Forgery of Roses

“Brimming with wild magic, adventure and dreamy romance, Compass and Blade is a tale to treasure. I was swept away by this enchanting, sea-spun fantasy!” —Catherine Doyle, co-author of Twin Crowns -

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781335012326
  • ISBN 10: 133501232X
  • Imprint: Inkyard Press
  • On Sale: 02/27/2024
  • Pages: 336
  • List Price:24.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION: Fantasy / Romance
  • BISAC2 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  • BISAC3 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Animals / Mythical Creatures
  • BISAC4 : YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Parents

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