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Kendis Thompson of Seattle thinks she’s as normal as the next computer geek, and up till now, she’s been right. But her world is about to turn on its ear, for she is the daughter of a Seelie Court mage and her mortal husband—and her faerie blood is awakening. Suddenly the city she’s known all her life is transforming before her eyes. Trolls haunt the bike trails. Fairies and goblins run loose in the streets. An old woman who is not what she seems and a young wanderer running from his past stand ready to defend Seattle—and Kendis—from magical assault. She will need those allies, for the power rising within her is calling her fey kin to the Emerald City to find her. And kill her.

about the book

Faerie Blood is book 1 of the Free Court of Seattle urban fantasy series, starring the half-Seelie mage–and geek and musician–Kendis Thompson.

Originally published in May 2009 by Drollerie Press, Faerie Blood was my first novel. In the spring of 2012, I ran a Kickstarter project to re-publish Faerie Blood in a second edition, along with Bone Walker, its first sequel. The book’s second edition had a new copyedit pass to bring its “present day” up from 2003 (when I originally wrote it) to 2012, and I’ve added Dedication, Author’s Notes, Acknowledgements, and About the Author sections as well. I commissioned artist Kiri Moth to do the cover for it as well as the next two books of the trilogy, and my partner Dara Korra’ti did the new layout for the cover and for the print and PDF editions.

While Faerie Blood does launch a series, it can be read as a standalone.

buy the book

Here are all the major places where you can buy the ebook edition of Faerie Blood, and you can find even more on the book’s page at


print edition

Faerie Blood is not currently available in print, as I lost my previous print provider and am investigating to transitioning to printing via Amazon or Ingram. If you’d like to be notified when the new print edition of the book is ready, I encourage you to follow me on Mastodon and/or join my mailing list for updates.

And thanks in advance for your patience as I continue this work!