Book 1 of the Marek Series.
"A rich and memorable tale of political ambition, family and magic, set in an imagined city that feels as vibrant as the characters inhabiting it."
Aliette de Bodard, Nebula-award winning author of The Tea Master and the Detective
“The Deep and Shining Dark is a fast, fun romp of a book, diverse, queer, and deeply entertaining. I’m looking forward to Kemp’s next work already.”
Liz Bourke's review at Tor.com
"One of the best debuts of the year, set in a chewy and thought-provoking secondary world that one hopes to see more of." Graham Sleight in Locus, Feb 2019; Locus 2018 Recommended Reading List
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"a warm and delightful SF YA novella - it reminds me in the best way of what it might be like if Robin McKinley wrote science fiction."
"I loved this worldbuilding — Kemp has done an extraordinary job with both relationships and setting, in a short span of pages"
Jenny H at Reading The End