An accident is all it takes to turn my mundane life in a London children’s home upside down.
Power and magic lurk at the priory, my new home in the Oxfordshire countryside, and I learn fast that nothing is ordinary around here. Not my newfound family—the Penhaligons. Not my long-lost twin sister. And not the hostile new neighbours—a coven of vampires, vaewolves and demons.
As I grapple with family secrets, four powerful new brothers, and latent abilities of my own, my sister and the man who raised her find themselves in mortal danger—a danger that draws me and my family into a battle to save them.
Finally embracing the meaning of family, two questions burn at the back of my mind.
If vampires and demons exist, what are the Penhaligons?
And what am I?
A Storm of Paper Starlings is the first of six already written books. The Not the Same River series follows Violet as she goes from lost, gobby orphan to treasured—okay, she’s still gobby—warrior, finding the clan she would die for along the way.
If sibling banter, precious friendships, bitey neighbours, and terrible goats are your jam, settle in to meet your new ride or die crew today.
Due to adult language and dark themes, this book is recommended for readers aged 15+ and is ideal for upper YA/crossover readers who enjoy diverse stories. The series should be read in order.
Inka York got an early start to her writing career when she rewrote the endings of Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales to make them less sad, and while it wasn’t on quite the same level of fanfic written by the likes of William Shakespeare, Alexandre Dumas, Dante, or Oscar Wilde, it was something. The kind of something that grew its own bones and teeth, and took on a life of its own.
The Cascade Apocrypha storyworld was decades in the making, and begins with the Not the Same River series, about a girl who finds the family she deserves in a world she never knew existed.
Inka writes from a cave in Kent, in the southeast of England, where she lives with her husband and the gaping chasm left behind when Kid A and Kid B flew away to find their own caves.