Clara’s home is attacked on Christmas Eve, and her father is taken to the land of Cane. Clara must fight her way thought this strange, inhuman country with the help of the dethroned Prince Nicholas to save her home and herself.
After her mother is brutally murdered, seventeen-year-old Clara Stole is determined to find out what happened to her. Her father, a powerful man with little integrity, is a notorious New York City gang lord in the syndicate-turned-empire called Concordia. And he isn’t much help.
But there is something even darker than Concordia’s corruption brewing under the surface of the city, something full of vengeance and magic, like the stories Clara’s godfather used to tell her when she was a little girl. Then her father is abducted and her little sister’s life is threatened, and Clara accidentally frees Nicholas from a statue that has been his prison for years. Nicholas is the rightful prince of Cane, a wintry kingdom that exists beyond the city Clara has known her whole life.
When Nicholas and Clara journey together to Cane to retrieve her father, Clara encounters Anise, the queen of the faeries, who has ousted the royal family in favor of her own totalitarian, anti-human regime. Clara finds that this new world is not as foreign as she feared, but time is running out for her family, and there is only so much magic can do…
Cis girls: Clara
Cis boys: Nicholas
Sexual and Romantic Orientation:
Nicholas is straight and heteroromantic.
Clara is initially perceived as straight and heteroromantic. However, from the author’s Tumblr: “Yes, there is an LGBT element to Winterspell. It is not the main thrust of the book, but it is crucial. I haven’t talked much about it because, quite simply, saying too much would give away a huge plot development, and I don’t want to ruin that for any potential readers!”
All of the characters are white.