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Kell Woods writes fantasy books that blend fairy tales,  history and folklore. After the Forest, Hansel & Gretel re-telling set in the Black Forest in 1650, is out now. Upon A Starlit Tide, which combines elements of 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Cinderella', is available on February 18 2025.

After the Forest |

           The Sunday Times Bestseller 

"A dark, compelling and enchanting meld of love-story, fairy-tale, magic and history that explores the repercussions of a childhood filled with magic- and how happily ever after isn’t always so happy".

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"A love song to fairytales. Sweet as gingerbread and bitterly dark as heart's blood."

 Angela Slatter, author of

The Path of Thorns

"Woods is a powerful new voice in speculative fiction.”—Publishers Weekly, STARRED review.

"After the Forest is high up on my list of best books of 2023. An author to watch and a powerhouse debut.”—Grimdark Magazine 

"A dark and wondrous tale. Utterly enchanting."

Kate Forsyth, author of The Crimson Thread. 

Upon a Starlit Tide 


February 18 2025

"A dark and enchanting fairy tale-inspired historical fantasy combining elements of "The Little Mermaid" and "Cinderella" into a wholly original tale of love, power, and betrayal."

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