Ciaran Roberts

Ciaran Roberts

Ciaran is a freelance writer currently working on her first novel. She has been a panellist at several conferences on issues of representation in media, and fandom culture, and presented a paper on fanfiction and creative writing at the 2015 MIX Digital conference. As well as her MA, Ciaran has a BA in East Asian Studies, and a CELTA, which led to a year spent teaching English in Poland. She lives in Yorkshire, and when not writing, can be found playing video games, sculpting, and running from zombies.

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Sidhe is set in an alternate reality, where World War Two was won with the help of Faerie, and magic permeates everyday life.

With a commemoration for his war hero great-grandfather approaching, Max Woodville, a State Exorcist, is attacked by a ghost-possessed man. When the creature steals a valuable magical artefact from his family, Max must hunt it down before it claims other victims. It’s clear the attacks weren’t random; someone has a grudge, and has acquired a powerful magical weapon, one with ties to Max’s ancestors. This extract is taken from the first chapter of the novel.