That Self-Same Metal – Brittany N. Williams


Fernanda Suarez

Cover artist

Joan rolled her eyes at him and squared herself up with Nick. “Come on, then.”

“Ah, please be gentle with me, Joan.” Nick stood tall, bringing his sword up in a salute.

Her heart raced as her gaze instantly caught on the thick fan of lashes surrounding his deep-brown eyes.

She needed to focus.

Joan and James are sixteen year old twins. They live in 1605 in London – a London filled with Fae. They are working for the King’s Men – William Shakespeare’s acting company. Joan is maintaining the stage blades using her magical ability to control metal and James is an apprentice actor in the company.

The twins can see the Fae, which the normal people without magical abilities can not. But as the new King fails to uphold the pact between the Fae and the humans violence erupts. Suddenly there is danger everywhere, and the twins are hard pressed to save the lives of family and friends.

This First Novel is wonderfully alive and fully succeeds in bringing the atmosphere of 1605 London to its pages. The characters (including William Shakespeare) are alive and the language is beautiful.

Lucky for us this is the first book in “The Forge & Fracture Saga” and the second will be published on April 23, 2024 – so you don’t have to wait long to learn more about this historical setting and wonderful characters.

The second book in Brittany N. Williams’s stunning YA historical fantasy trilogy:

Book 2

If the second book is just half as good as the first you’ll still be in for a treat.