The follow-up to the sensational #1 Sunday Times bestseller Her Majesty’s Royal Coven
All is not as it seems within the halls of Her Majesty’s Royal Coven…
Despite thinking they’ve thwarted the prophecy, the witches are still reeling from the events of the past few months.
Ciara now occupies her twin sister’s body as she prepares to take on the role of High Priestess. But why are the sinister government agents of the Shadow Cabinet so invested in her coronation?
And then there’s the small matter of Dabney Hale: freshly escaped from Grierlings prison, he’s on the hunt for a mythical object that will give him unimaginable power. Leonie’s brother is on the trail, but doesn’t know the danger he now faces, and so she sets off to bring him home and bring Hale to justice.
Meanwhile, Theo and Holly are left to their own devices. Theo to work out how her miraculous transformation took place and Holly to discover what’s going on with her mum and dad. Elle’s Instagram-perfect world is about to come crashing down in the most terrifying way.
Payback’s a witch as Ciara, Leonie, Elle, Theo and Holly are about to find out.
Readers are spellbound by HMRC:
‘Juno Dawson is at the top of her game in this vibrant and meticulous take on witchcraft. Her characteristic wit and grit shine through’ Samantha Shannon
‘I fell in love with her coven’ Kiran Millwood Hargrave
‘A breath of fresh air’ Joanne Harris
‘Utterly compelling’ Louise O’Neill
‘I devoured this’ Lindsey Kelk
‘Thrilling and hair-raising’ Russell T Davies
Juno Dawson is a bestselling novelist, screenwriter, journalist, and a columnist for Attitude magazine.Juno’s books include the global bestsellers, This Book Is Gay and Clean. She won the 2020 YA Book Prize for Meat Market. She also writes for television and has multiple shows in development both in the UK and US. An occasional actress and model, Juno appeared in the BBC’s I May Destroy You (2020) and Holby City (2021) and was the face of Jecca Cosmetics Play Pots campaign.Her journalism has appeared in Glamour, The Pool, Dazed and the Guardian. She has appeared on Pointless Celebrities, BBC’s Women’s Hour, Front Row, ITV News, Channel 5 News, This Morning and Newsnight.Juno lives in Brighton. She is a part of the queer cabaret collective known as CLUB SILENCIO. In 2014, Juno became a School Role Model for the charity STONEWALL.
MORE PRAISE FOR HER MAJESTY’S ROYAL COVEN -
‘Superb and almost unbearably charming’THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW -
‘Talk about a gut punch of a novel. …A provocative exploration of intersectional feminism, loyalty, gender and transphobia [that] invites readers into an intricately woven web of magic, friendship, and power’THE NERD DAILY -
‘A shimmering, irresistible cauldron’s brew of my favourite things: a thrilling, witchy plot; a diverse, compelling, and beautifully drawn cast; complex relationships with real heart; laugh-out-loud banter; and the kind of dazzling magic I wish existed. You won’t be able to put it down’Lana Harper, NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author of PAYBACK’S A WITCH -
‘Dawson, in an impressive flex, uses the rules of the fantasy genre to make a statement about people of colour and LGBTQ individuals and how organizations can exclude and ignore them. Readers who enjoy witches and watching change ripple through a culture will enjoy this series’BOOKLIST (starred) -
‘Dawson's conversational, matter-of-fact tone calls to mind writers like Neil Gaiman and Diana Wynne Jones; it's at times funny, at others heartbreaking, but always perfectly calibrated…A thoughtful entry into the witch canon that intrigues and challenges as much as it delights’BOOKPAGE -
‘Look, if the idea of a story about a group of girls living in an alternate England and working for a centuries-old secret government bureau of witches doesn’t grab you immediately, I don’t know what to tell you’’PASTE -
‘Cleverly constructed…an exciting new direction for Dawson. Readers will be eager for the next instalment’PUBLISHERS WEEKLY -
‘Readers who love a big fight between good and evil, who enjoy seeing magic in the everyday world, and those who like their heroine’s journeys to include all facets of heartbreak will savour the cut and thrust of this battle’LIBRARY JOURNAL -