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26th December 2023

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781473676015

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The thrilling finale to the #1 Sunday Times bestselling Nocturna trilogy!

A sweeping and epic Dominican-inspired fantasy!


In the aftermath of Sombra’s return, the balance between light and dark magic has been destroyed and chaos has broken out in Castallan and around the world. Sombra’s shadows have taken over to create monstrous versions of everyone Finn and Alfie love, and with war between Castallan and Englass looming, the prince and the thief must band together one last time – to save their entire world.

To stop the magical imbalance, they must find the stone relics of Sombra’s body before the god can unite the pieces and regain his full strength once more.

But the laws of magic no longer apply, and with their own magic – and even the laws of time itself – drastically changing at every turn, Finn and Alfie are left on their own to stop Sombra and fulfill their prophecy before it is too late and the darkness reigns.

Will they restore balance to their world or will its light be gone forever?

Praise for Nocturna
‘A searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy’ – Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns

Fantasy fans will welcome these flawed and multi-layered characters into their hearts.’ Cinda Williams Chima, author of the bestselling Seven Realms series

‘If you want to get swept up in a story, pick this one.’ New York Times bestselling author Margaret Rogerson

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Publishers Weekly on Nocturna
This fantasy set in a Latinx kingdom explores the lasting effects of childhood trauma, the destructive potential of grief, and the redemptive power of love.... the stakes are high, Finn and Alfie's reluctant attraction rings true, and a gratifying conclusion paves the way for book two.
ALA Booklist on Nocturna
What makes Motayne's debut title singular and special is that her kingdom is Latinx, with brown-skinned, curly-haired people and Spanish sprinkled throughout.... Cinematic, plentiful action as well as intriguing protagonists will pull many a fantasy reader, and the richly detailed world will keep them reading.
School Library Journal on Nocturna
A promising debut with unique magic and two strong protagonists among a varied ensemble cast.
Julie C. Dao, author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns
This searing, magical Latinx-inspired fantasy pulled me in from the first page and did not let me go. I loved adventuring with brave Alfie and brash Finn, and I held my breath until the end. Nocturna is a magnificent debut, powerful and true.
Cinda Williams Chima,author of the best-selling Seven Realms series
Fantasy fans will embrace the creative worldbuilding and welcome these flawed and multi-layered characters into their hearts.
New York Times bestselling author Margaret Rogerson
Nocturna is an exhilarating adventure, bursting with lively, inventive magic and characters who charmed me the instant they appeared on the page. If you want to get swept up in a story, pick this one.
Culturefly – 02.01.2024
A near pitch-perfect fantasy novel that brings together epic quests, monstrous stakes and dark twists in a fast-paced, emotionally-driven narrative that doesn't shy away from exploring the very human emotions of the characters caught up in this storyline.
Dundee Courier – 06.01.2024
We recommend reading the first two in the series before embarking on this gripping finale.