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Kell Woods writes books that blend fairy tales, fantasy, history and folklore. Her debut novel After the Forest is out now. 

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".


"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. 

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