Scion of the Fox
The Realms of Ancient, Book 1
American Gods meets Princess Mononoke in this powerful first instalment of a trilogy sure to capture readers’ imaginations everywhere. Roan Harken is your typical high school student, but when a powerful fox spirit saves her life, she must harness a mysterious ancient power to battle the snake-monster lying in the Assiniboine River, waiting for her promised soul.
“In Scion of the Fox, S. M. Beiko introduces us to Roan, a wry, fierce young woman whose world changes in the blink of an infected eye. She's more than she has ever imagined, and there's enchantment everywhere — flying, running, and swimming around her — transforming everything and everyone she has ever known. Beiko's magic-steeped Winnipeg is a marvel, and Roan is a delight. I look forward to following her into her next adventure. ” — Caitlin Sweet, author of The Pattern Scars
“A thrilling tale underscored by excellent, deep, and unique world-building. ” — Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“S. M. Beiko's Scion of the Fox is the thrilling first installment in what will surely be an exceptionally imaginative trilogy. Roan Harken is an instantly relatable heroine, a girl with guts and moxie in spades, and Beiko moves her story from hilarious to heartbreaking with true literary grace. Evocative prose and crisp, crackling dialogue perfectly define this rich fantasy world. I can't wait for Book Two!” — Charlene Challenger, author of The Voices in Between and The Myth in Distance
“Samantha Beiko has managed to create an incredible adventure that is full of emotion, strength, passion, tension & power. The rep in this book for POC and the disabled is brilliant & there were some lines about disability that really resonated with me. I'm incredibly excited for the rest of this series. ” —Writing Wolves blog
“A smart, complex, animal-based fantasy. ” — Kirkus Reviews