“Kelly Braffet is extraordinary . . . Familiar yet entirely unique, THE UNWILLING is the sort of story that seeps under your skin and pulses there, intimate and vibrant and alive. Fantasy at its most sublime.”

Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of The Night Circus
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The Unwilling, a novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling

A novel by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival…and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever traveling beyond its castle walls. Elban—a lord as mighty as he is cruel—has his own plans for her, for all of them.

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Kelly Braffet

This stack of paper: office mess. Yoga With Adriene laptop holder. Sequel to THE UNWILLING. Pub date: 2/25/22. (Post-its for chapter markers, baby Totoro for cuteness.) Featuring some old characters, some new characters, knives, swamps, maps, liars, cheats, thieves, science, pie, and a little bit of confetti. There’s a title, and also a cover, but neither is final so I guess I’ll keep those to myself a bit longer. But I like it. My agent likes it. Hopefully, you’ll like it, too.

In the meantime, after a few damn-you-pandemic delays, the US paperback edition of THE UNWILLING is coming out on May 25! Would you like to preorder a signed copy? Oblong Books & Music - Rhinebeck can make that happen for you. Linkity-link in comments.

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