Hey, I'm Jo.
I’m Jo de-Lancey, and welcome to my website. I’m a fantasy writer from the UK with a penchant for the swashbuckling, heroic, quest side of the genre – which I age in oak barrels with a hefty dose of magic and mystery. So please help yourself to a rum, have a look around, meet my characters and say “hello”.
Adult but fun, humorous but with great emotional maturity, this tale will take you on a journey, not just through a richly described fantasy world, but also through the thoughts and emotions of the characters therein, in such a skilful and evocative way, that it whisks you away from the humdrum of this life into another, in a most excellent way.
De-Lancey’s writing weaves together emotional depth, beautifully descriptive language, and razor-sharp wit that makes the characters and environment really stand out as something special.
De-Lancey’s world was brought to life through her fascinating descriptions, world building, and backstory, all of which were weaved seamlessly into the story without being clunky or jarring.
You are taken on a whirlwind of an adventure with this crew and are exposed to wonderful characters, magic, and unknown worlds. This is but book one in a multi-part series and I anxiously await the next installment so I can fall back into this amazing world.
This book has so much going for it, action, adventure, a little will they/won’t they romantic tension, decent world building, characters that you get to know gradually who actually evolve with the story, by the end they felt like old friends.
I couldn’t put this book down and now I’m impatiently waiting for the next! Certainly worth reading and I wish I could give more than 5 stars.