Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Weather Witch

Weather Witch

A Novel

Weather Witch (Volume 1)

Shannon Delany

St. Martin's Griffin




The first in an exciting new young adult series from 13 to Life writer Shannon Delany, Weather Witch is about a young woman enslaved for being a weather witch, and who must fight for her freedom to be with the boy she loves.

Some fled the Old World to avoid war, and some fled to leave behind magick. Yet even the fiercely regulated New World--with its ranks and emphasis on decorum--cannot staunch the power that wells up in certain people, influencing the weather and calling down storms. Hunted, the Weather Witches are forced to power the rest of the population's ships, as well as their every necessity, and luxury, in a time when steam power is repressed.

Jordan Astraea hails from a flawless background with no taint of magick, but on her seventeenth birthday she is accused of summoning an unscheduled storm. Taken from her family, Jordan is destined to be enslaved on an airship. But breaking Jordan may prove to be the very thing her carefully constructed society cannot weather.

And losing Jordan forever may force her beau, Rowen, to be the hero he would have never otherwise dared become.


Chapter One

There life is supremely easy for men.
No snow is there, nor ever heavy winter storm, nor rain.—HOMER
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The darkness of the alley rivaled the intent blackening...


Praise for Weather Witch

“The promise of society intrigue and magical world building... settle in for what is sure to be an extended series.” —Booklist

“This story is all parts awesome!” —Bookhounds Reviews

“A cunning tale of magick so electric and magnetic that you'll practically feel the dynamic forces of the weather.” —Laura Kreitzer, author of The Timeless Series

“Lovers of the genre ... [will] appreciate the virginal sexual tension, the snarled das and nyets, the testosterone-fueled feuds and the titillating glimpses of tragic history.” —Kirkus Reviews on the 13 to Life series

“A creative twist” —RT Book Review on the 13 to Life series

“The action is unabated, and several characters continue to share narration duties in another rousing foray into the fantastic from Delany.” —Booklist on the 13 to Life series

“I really loved this installment in the 13 to Life series, and I can't wait for the next one.” — on the 13 to Life series

“A unique tale with a bright heroine and dark secrets.” —New York Times Bestselling YA author Maria V. Snyder on the 13 to Life series

“Pitch-perfect and deliciously paced, this book dishes up your next fiction addiction. Shannon is a rising star!” —Ann Aguirre, national bestselling author of Grimspace and Doubleblind, on the 13 to Life series

Reviews from Goodreads

About the author

Shannon Delany

Since she was a child SHANNON DELANY has written stories, beginning writing in earnest when her grandmother fell unexpectedly ill. Previously a teacher and now a farmer raising heritage livestock, Shannon lives and writes in Upstate New York and enjoys traveling to talk to people about most anything.

Shannon Delany

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