Nightcraft Quartet Book 02: A Sword in The Sun

Callie's pregnancy was a surprise to everyone in her community—witches aren't supposed to get pregnant unless it's on purpose. But Callie's pregnancy has an even bigger secret, and the information she now possesses could change the future of witchkind, if it weren't being held hostage by Callie's once-respected mentor.


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Creator: Shannon Page
Category: Novel
Age Range: 13+
Vibes: Witchy, Witchy, Witch Way Did the Golem Go?, Familiar, mystery, romance, secret

In Short: Embark on a captivating journey with Calendula Isadora, or Callie, navigating impending motherhood, romance, mystery, and seeking justice for her deceased friend with loyal companions—as her unexpected pregnancy unveils a secret that could reshape the future of witchkind.

What's It About: Delve into the enchanting world of Calendula Isadora, Callie to her friends, where surprises abound as Callie, a witch, finds herself unexpectedly pregnant! This is a rarity in her community, and it begins to unveil a secret that could reshape the future of witchkind. As Callie embarks on a journey to uncover the truth, she navigates the challenges of impending motherhood, a missing witchlet, a blossoming romance with a charming warlock, and the pursuit of justice for her deceased best friend, all with the support of her feline familiar and a unique golem companion. Prepare for a spellbinding tale of mystery, romance, and magical adventure.


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