The Way of Thorn & Key

is creating Serial Fiction About Witches

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Become one of the witches of Primula. You enjoy reading what we’re providing here for free and would like to help us reach our goal of creating an illustrated version of Volume One.
  • Early ebook access to each episode.

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Join House Adiantum. You love The Way of Thorn & Key and you want to know more about the story, and would like to help us reach our goal of creating an illustrated version of Volume 1.
  • Early ebook access to each episode.
  • Short annotations to each episode from Allison and/or Holly, explaining something special about the story. No spoilers, just a deeper dive on some of the symbols, inspirations and personal connections the authors have to the story.

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Join House Blackthorn. You love The Way of Thorn & Key and you want to know more about the story, how it was crafted, and would like sneak peeks behind the curtain of creating the illustrated version of Volume 1.
  • Early ebook access to each episode.
  • Short annotations to each episode from Allison and/or Holly, explaining something special about the story. No spoilers, just a deeper dive on some of the symbols, inspirations and personal connections the authors have to the story.
  • Each month we will pull back the curtain a bit on our process. We might share things like: discussions of series art as it is created, conversations between Holly and Allison about creating the serial, worldbuilding, writing as a team, and craft in general.

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About The Way of Thorn & Key



Linked by blood
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Magic only exists in stories, at least that is what Poppy Travers has always believed. When her father dies and strange objects begin to appear amongst his possessions, Poppy begins to wonder if the truths she’s always accepted are reality. Will she turn the key that opens the door to her future?

Separated by time
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Under the right conditions, a witch’s key can open doors to anywhere on Earth. Magical artifacts must be protected, no matter the risk. For magic to flourish, witches need to remain separate from the dangerous human world. These are the truths Briar Blackthorn has always lived by, until magic begins to change. Which door will Briar choose to change her fate?

Witches are disappearing and only the Blackthorns can save them. 



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Anyone can read The Way of Thorn & Key for free! Every month, we make one episode available for free via Book Funnel, posted here on Patreon. You can read on an ereader, your computer, your phone, whatever works best for you! Book Funnel guides you through the steps to downloading whichever format works best for you.

However, our patrons are invested in our ultimate goal of publishing The Way of Thorn & Key as a hybrid-style graphic novel, similar in style to Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle. Our patrons will enjoy benefits such as:

  • Early access each month to episodes, before they go up on Amazon.
  • Monthly peeks behind the curtain of both the story and our process, depending on which tier you choose.
  • Special access to merch, collaborations and giveaways, though these benefits will be sporadic, rather than monthly.
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Hi! We’re Allison Carr Waechter (author of the Outlaws of Interra series and editor of Wyrd & Wyse) and Holly Karlsson (author of The Daughters of Fire and Sea Trilogy and Unusual Diction). To keep things short: we write magical fiction and we love writing together.
By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 11 exclusive posts
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 11 exclusive posts
28
Images
4
Writings
3
Videos

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