A crew of treasure hunters risking their hearts to uncover the truth.
But they’ll have to find the lost House of Matchsticks first …
"Readers will be swept away … [House of Matchsticks] is a literary rarity." –The Booklife Prize
On the surface of the sea, a burning island beckons the Collector.
Approaching the fire, the Collector bears witness to a vicious crime. When he realizes an innocent life will be lost—a baby, swathed in a bundle and left to die in a floating rowboat—the Collector makes a choice that will change his course forever.
So begins House of Matchsticks, a brand-new, unforgettable YA Fantasy series set in a world called Benemourne, where a mysterious ore powers a society rife with danger.
Follow Isaline, a girl who dreams of becoming a City Watchman in Benemourne’s capital, and Jack, a former treasure hunter with a dark and painful obsession, as they are dragged with the Collector into the beginnings of a deadly adventure.
House of Matchsticks is a third person, multi-POV series with found family, slow-burn romance (straight and LGBTQ+), and a healthy dose of action/adventure. This is Part 1 in the series. Expect a cliffhanger.
The House of Matchsticks series:
1. House of Matchsticks
2. Night of Matchsticks
3. Tree of Matchsticks
... and more to come.
PS. Your first clue: it’s all upside down.
Elisa Downing is an author of fantasy books about brave kids, teens, and young adults. An MA Children’s Literature graduate, she’s spent years climbing through the windows of books to better see the world beyond. She enjoys writing thrilling adventures full of ancient mysteries, slow-burn romance, and lots of monsters. When she’s not writing, you can find Elisa reading under a tree somewhere, playing video games on easy mode, waxing poetic over cult cinema, or watching horror movies.