Splinter & Ash

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$18.99  $17.66
Greenwillow Books
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About the Author

Marieke Nijkamp (she/they/any) is the author of the middle grade graphic novel Ink Girls as well as several books for young adults, which include #1 New York Times bestsellers, a critically acclaimed anthology, graphic novels, and comics. She studied philosophy and medieval history, and when she isn't writing, she loves to garden, roll dice, and daydream. Marieke Nijkamp lives and writes in Small Town, the Netherlands.


"Marieke Nijkamp's Splinter & Ash is an action-packed adventure about bravery, friendship, and the universal quest for acceptance, sure to stir young readers' hearts. Celebrating the power of queer and disabled heroes, this novel shines as an example of inclusive middle-grade. The start of a bold new fantasy trilogy, Splinter & Ash introduces us to a world where every child, irrespective of who they are, can wield the sword of a hero and stand tall in the face of adversity. Nijkamp invites all to discover their inner strength and the boundless potential to forge their own legends." -- Soman Chainani, author of The School for Good and Evil

"Splinter & Ash is an inviting fairytale with my favorite sort of characters, the kind who rise up in the face of challenges, and who follow their hearts no matter where they lead. Settle into your comfiest chair; you won't want to leave." -- Stacey Lee, New York Times-bestselling author of Reese's Book Club pick The Downstairs Girl

"Visit Nijkamp's enchanting city of Kestrel's Haven, and be transported! Intrigue, danger, and pernicious plots abound in the kingdom of Calinor. But it's the brave, fierce, and deeply kind Splinter and Ash, unlikely squire and unconquerable princess, whose friendship defies labels and whose adventures make Splinter & Ash an essential middle grade fantasy, where all readers will find heroes to love and to cheer!" -- Alex London, author of Battle Dragons and The Princess Protection Program

"Every kid deserves to see themselves as princesses or knights or whatever role they wish to play, and Nijkamp carves out the space for them to do so. Thoughtful, inclusive, and an outright joy, Splinter & Ash shines; a new classic that belongs on the shelves of every fantasy reader." -- Nicole Melleby, author of Hurricane Season and co-editor of This Is Our Rainbow

"Nijkamp weaves dual narratives that deftly explore the intersections of identity, disability, and allyship in Splinter & Ash, a remarkable fantasy that is sure to become an instant classic. I wish I could live in a world where characters like Splinter, Ash, and Lucen exist, where internal biases about gender and disability are challenged and people learn to empathize with others and celebrate differences. Splinter & Ash is a rare gem: a shining example of a fantasy novel that will engage readers of any age." -- A. J. Sass, award winning author of Ellen Outside the Lines and Ana on the Edge

"Splinter & Ash is a heartfelt and gorgeously woven story that expertly blends inclusivity with a fantastical world readers will want to return to again and again. Splinter and Ash are characters to laugh with, bond with, and demand justice for. Nijkamp has written a stupendous adventure sure to become a firm favorite with readers." -- L. D. Lapinski, bestselling author of Jamie and the Strangeworlds Travel Agency series

"An inspiring, fast-paced adventure with an abundance of heart. Readers will fall in love with Splinter and Ash and wish they could be best friends with them--and hope for more of their stories in the future." -- Shannon Messenger, New York Times-bestselling author of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series