Darkness has fallen across a kingdom far, far away. The queen is dead - killed in the forest by a terrifying beast - and her daughter, Alexandra, suspects that the new woman in her father's life is more than she seems. Exiled and betrayed, Alexandra must face murder, magic and the loss of all that she holds dear in the face of evil.
Zoe Marriott is twenty-four years old and says she has been waiting to write The Swan Kingdom, her debut novel, since she was a child. "When I was six, my sister brought me an illustrated picture book version of Hans Christian Andersen's The Wild Swans. The story immediately captured my imagination and has stayed with me ever since." Zoe works as a civil servant and in her spare time likes to paint, hike and read. She lives in north-east Lincolnshire and has two cats named Echo and Hero.