By clicking “Accept All Cookies”, you agree to the storing of cookies on your device to enhance site navigation, analyse site usage, and assist in our marketing efforts. View our Privacy and Cookies Policy for more information.
red cross sign

get in touch

Interested in reviewing one of our books?
Use this form to request a Review Copy.
Submissions will next be welcomed in February 2022.
More information on our submissions process is available here.
work with us
We welcome enquiries regarding business collaborations. For information on Permanent Vacancies and Internships/Placements, visit out About page.
Thanks for getting in touch. We'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
white icon of a shopping bag
Book bag

Black Snow Falling

Out of Stock
Gothic swirls and ornamentation around a flourished text
No items found.
| translator
£ 9.99 
sorry but this book is out of stock. Please check back soon.

In 1592, a girl with spirit is a threat.

Ruth has secrets. An old book of heresy belonging to her long-absent father. A dream that haunts her. And  love that she and Silas hide from the world.

When she is robbed of all she holds true, her friends from Crowbury slide into terrible danger. Hope is as faint as a moonbow. Dare Ruth trust the shadowy one who could destroy them all?

This is a story about hope overcoming evil, written with satisfying moral complexity. Ruth’s devastation breaks apart time. She sees that her hopes and dreams are a visceral halo of rainbow colours spinning to white… and that evil dream thieves are severing these halos from sleeping victims, many of whom she knows. Those disturbing dreams of black snow lead Ruth to a perilous discovery: one dream thief is connected to her  grandfather and the candle-maker’s boy, Jude, from long ago. It’s a fight to the death. To save Ruth, Jude makes the ultimate sacrifice.

show DetailS


‘A powerful new mythology’

- Anna Claybourne, Author

‘… a tale that will haunt readers…’

- The Scotsman

‘Black Snow Falling is a wonderfully creepy book that will have you guessing right to the end. It’s story will have you checking the windows and doors before you rest your head each night… beware of the dream thieves, they may be coming for you next!’

- MyBookCorner

‘This is a humdinger of a novel, and a real treat. As a not too frequent reader of YA, this nevertheless caught my eye (literally - it’s a thing of beauty in itself and shimmers & winks at you from the shelves).’

- Goodreads

more about this title


L. J. MacWhirter


about the author
Liz MacWhirter is an international award-winning advertising copywriter and an accomplished presenter. Black Snow Falling is her debut novel for young adults, and was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 2019. Its sequel is in the making. She lives in Edinburgh with her family.
about the artist
No items found.
No items found.
No items found.
The black sky empties itself. Shadows tumbling without end…

you might also like...