Jo Spurrier

North Star Guide Me Home is the third book in an epic fantasy trilogy from brilliant new Australian talent Jo Spurrier.


Some things are broken beyond mending:

Grievously wounded in battle, Isidro’s life hangs in the balance, but the only person who can help him is the man he can never trust. Sierra is desperate to rebuild shattered bonds with her old friends, but with Isidro incontrovertibly changed and her own wounds still fresh, things can never be as they once were.
Burdened by all he’s done at Kell’s command, Rasten knows he cannot atone for the horrors of his past. But when their enemies in Akhara follow Cam’s small clan back to Ricalan, carrying a thirst for vengeance, the skills Rasten swore he would renounce may be their only hope for victory…

Praise for Winter Be My Shield, Children of the Black Sun Book One:

‘Unlikely heroes, villains you will cheer for, and cold that eats your bones. Winter Be My Shield will take you to an unforgiving place, but you won’t want to leave it’ — Robin Hobb

‘the drama and intensity keep ratcheting up’ – Courier Mail

Shortlisted for Best Fantasy Novel in the 2012 Aurealis Awards

Australian and New Zealand Rights: Harper Voyager


A Curse of Ash and Embers, cover design, by Jo Spurrier

A dead witch, a bitter curse, a battle of magic — Tales of the Blackbone Witches, Book One:

But the old witch is dead now, and somehow it’s Elodie’s job to clean up the mess. When she was hired at Black Oak Cottage, Elodie had no idea she’d find herself working for a witch; and her acid-tongued new mistress, Aleida, was not expecting a housemaid to turn up on her doorstep.

Gyssha’s final curse has left Aleida practically dead on her feet, and now, with huge monsters roaming the woods, a demonic tree lurking in the orchard and an angry warlock demanding repayment of a debt, Aleida needs Elodie’s help, whether she likes it or not.

And no matter what the old witch throws at her, to Elodie it’s still better than going back home.

Jo Spurrier, photo

Jo Spurrier was born in 1980 and has a Bachelor of Science degree, but turned to writing because people tend to get upset when scientists make things up. She lives in Adelaide with her husband, two young sons and a formerly feral cat, and spends a lot of time playing with cars and trains… although she still occasionally daydreams about snow. Jo’s first novel, Winter Be My Shield, was shortlisted for the 2012 Aurealis Award for best fantasy novel.