Henry Coles

The Traitor’s Moon | Henry Coles

The Traitor’s Moon

These words are dangerous. Think carefully before you continue.

Agatha shouldn’t be reading the books in the wizard’s library, and she isn’t even allowed to speak to the annoying rich boy, Haskell. The real apprentice. The one the wizard actually teaches. But they’ve uncovered a secret that’s old and deadly. If they can’t learn to work together, not even magic will save them.

Set in an alternate early industrial Britain, The Traitor’s Moon explores themes of social justice whilst gently stretching the laws of thermodynamics. It was longlisted for the Bath Children’s Novel Award, the WriteMentor Children’s Novel Award and the Exeter Novel Prize before I bowed out after signing with my agent.

It won a Scottish Book Trust New Writers Award and was one of the finalists for the SCBWI Undiscovered Voices competition, and features in the 2024 anthology.

You can read the opening chapters in the Undiscovered Voices Anthology.