Moth and Spark

Moth and Spark

A Novel

  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101634516
  • 384 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


A prince with a quest, a beautiful commoner with mysterious powers, and dragons who demand to be freed—at any cost

Filled with the potent mix of the supernatural and romance that made A Discovery of Witches a runaway success, Moth and Spark introduces readers to a vibrant world—and a love story they won’t soon forget.

Prince Corin has been chosen to free the dragons from their bondage to the power Mycenean Empire, but dragons aren’t big on directions. They have given him some of their power, but none of their knowledge. No one, not the dragons nor their riders, is even sure what keeps the dragons in the Empire’s control. Tam, sensible daughter of a well-respected doctor, had no idea before she arrived in Caithenor that she is a Seer, gifted with visions. When the two run into each other (quite literally) in the library, sparks fly and Corin impulsively asks Tam to dinner. But it’s not all happily ever after. Never mind that the prince isn’t allowed to marry a commoner: war is coming. Torn between his quest to free the dragons and his duty to his country, Tam and Corin must both figure out how to master their powers in order to save Caithen. With a little help from a village of secret wizards and rogue dragonrider, they just might pull it off.
Moth and Spark

Moth and Spark

Anne Leonard


“Fun and beautifully crafted. The novel is something like a Russian nesting doll: it’s a Jane Austen novel inside a Princess Bride type fantasy romp inside a much darker Tolkein-esque story of politics, war, magic, and dragons. An impressive debut.” – Charlie Lovett, New York Times bestselling author of The Bookman’s Tale

“In a genre where it’s typical for hapless adolescents to stumble, dazzled and awkward, into great power and great responsibility, it’s refreshing to read a fantasy novel where the leads are a pair of mature, competent adults. With her protagonists, Tam and Corin, who fall in love amid impending war and resurgent magic, author Anne Leonard brings a sense of literary sophistication to her debut novel Moth and Spark.” – Kansas City Star

“Moth and Spark is a standalone, a rare gem, especially in the fantasy genre. A fantastic read all around.” —The Book Swarm

“Anne Leonard’s Moth and Spark combines action, adventure, and romance flawlessly…. Readers will love the magic and secrets that are laced throughout…. From mysterious deaths to dragons, there is something here for everyone. Moth and Spark is beautifully written… Austen-esque and elegant.”—My Dear Biblophage

“Immensely readable, hard to put down… a debut that shows so much potential.”—Fantasy Review Barn

“[An] intriguing fresh fantasy debut.”—Genrefluent

“Moth and Spark was a magnificent blend of traditional fantasy, adventure and romance. It just might be what many a fantasy fan has been aching for.”—My Shelf Confessions

“Moth and Spark [is] for anyone looking for a standalone fantasy romance.  It’s light but not too fluffy, and is perfectly suited for bouts of escapism and flights of fancy.”—Books Without Any Pictures

“…Astounding writing… a story that you can really sink into. This is one of those powerful debut novels that is unlike anything you’ve ever read before, while being exactly what you expect.”—Book Worm Blues

“Anne Leonard had me at dragons. From just this aspect alone I knew I would like the book. It’s a fantasy, but it’s not heavy fantasy. So if you’re knew to this genre, this would be a great starting point…I would love for the author to write more books in the realm of Caithen.” —2 Read or Not 2 Read

“Anne Leonard knows how to craft a paranormal fantasy that is never dull, intriguing with just the right amount of details, and cleverly plotted to impact on the reader’s interest.  You won’t be able to put this down; and if you’re a new or old fan of fantasy, this is definitely a MUST for your next read!  Highly recommended!”—Crystal Book Reviews


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