Waters and the Wild


“Ancient legends meet the modern world in a powerful tale of haunting ambiguities.”

The truth will twist her world forever. Explore the heart of the Antrim Glens and follow Amy as she struggles against the Fae and their destructive song.

Waters and the Wild by Jo Zebedee, one of The Guardian’s top 10 Irish science fiction authors, is a fast-paced fantasy thriller that treads the line between madness and reality.

258 pages (58,000 words)

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Amy’s heard the voices all her life.

The doctors insist they’re in her mind. Her mother believes they are fae. Amy knows they have turned deadly.

While attending a wedding deep in the Antrim glens, the voices grow darker and their song takes hold. Not sure if she’s mad or if her mother is correct, she flees, drawing well-meaning Simon into her terrifying road trip.

Now Amy knows she must defeat the voices once and for all. To escape their hold, she must confront long-hidden secrets, and find a truth which may not be hers to unearth.

But, even then, the fairies may not let her go…


Recently listed as one of The Guardian’s top 10 Irish science fiction authors, Jo writes stories based both in her native Northern Ireland and her fictional world of Abendau. An Amazon bestseller, she has appeared in numerous anthologies and online magazines.

Formerly chairperson for Women Aloud NI, Jo takes creative writing classes for the Crescent Arts Centre in Belfast, amongst others.

You can learn more about Jo Zebedee by visiting her author page here on the IQ website.

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Jo Zebedee
Category: (Fantasy) Thriller
Release Date: August 2017

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-1-908600-61-5
Pages: 258
RRP: £9.99 / 12.99€ / $14.99

Format: eBook (MOBI & ePUB)
ISBN: 978-1-908600-62-2
RRP: £3.49 / 3.99€ / $3.99


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If there’s a line between fantasy and madness, then Jo Zebedee’s characters are dragged kicking and screaming across it. A dark fable about belonging that is rooted as deeply in Northern Ireland as it is in the fantasy genre, with shades of Graham Joyce thrown in for good measure.

Stephen Poore, Longlist Gemmell Award

Waters and the Wild had me in suspense from the first page to the last. Ancient legends meet the modern world in a powerful tale of haunting ambiguities.

Teresa Edgerton, author of the Green Lion Trilogy

Waters and the Wild is a sinister, heart-stopping tale of fairy abduction in the beautiful glens of Antrim. You need it. So read it.

Peadar O’Guilin, Author of The Call

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