Nightcraft Quartet Book 04: The Empress & The Moon

This contemporary fantasy series conclusion focuses on the stakes of losing home and hearth.



Creator: Shannon Page
Category: Novel
Age Range: Adult
Vibes: cozy, hearth, witches, motherhood, love triangle, smash the patriarchy, logic vs. intuition

In Short: This contemporary fantasy series conclusion focuses on the stakes of losing home and hearth.

What's It About: The weight of the witch world is on Callie's shoulders: she's uncovered the plotting of her former mentor, Gregorio, and now, she may be the only one who can stop him. With the help of her golem and her strangely powerful infant daughter, she thinks she might be up to the task. But she'll need to try something new to the witch community: trusting her human boyfriend and friends to keep a power-hungry warlock from using witch souls to power his immortality. And if she's lucky, she might just be able to free her best friend, Logan, from  Gregorio's clutches. This fourth book in the Nightcraft Quartet brings the series full circle as Callie comes into her power, determines where her heart lies, and draws strength from her truest friends.

Shannon Page was born on Halloween night and spent her early years on a back-to-the-land commune in northern California. A childhood without television gave her a great love of the written word. At seven, she wrote her first book, an illustrated adventure starring her cat Cleo. Sadly, that story is out of print, but her work has appeared in Clarkesworld, Interzone, Fantasy, Black Static,, the Proceedings of the 2002 International Oral History Association Congress, and many anthologies, including the Australian Shadows Award-winning Grants Pass, and The Mammoth Book of Dieselpunk. She also regularly publishes articles and personal essays on

Books include The Queen and The Tower and A Sword in The Sun, the first two books in The Nightcraft Quartet; novel Eel River; story collection Eastlick and Other Stories; personal essay collection I Was a Trophy Wife; Orcas Intrigue, Orcas Intruder, and Orcas Investigation, the first three books in the cozy mystery series The Chameleon Chronicles, in collaboration with Karen G. Berry under the pen name Laura Gayle; and Our Lady of the Islands, co-written with the late Jay Lake. Our Lady received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Library Journal, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2014, and was a finalist for the Endeavour Award. Forthcoming books include Nightcraft books three and four; a sequel to Our Lady; and more Orcas mysteries. Edited books include the anthology Witches, Stitches & Bitches and the essay collection The Usual Path to Publication.

Shannon is a longtime yoga practitioner, has no tattoos (but she did recently get a television), and lives on lovely, remote Orcas Island, Washington, with her husband, author and illustrator Mark Ferrari. Visit her at