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Dryad Book Box: a bi-monthly subscription box for fantasy lovers!


The theme for our March Box is Tales of Old.


This box celebrates the epic tales handed down through the generations, as well as the storytellers who tell them. We're excited to share that our book of the month is The Spear Cuts Through Water by Simon JimenezAfter receiving critical acclaim upon its international release last year, The Spear Cuts Through Water is being brought to the UK by Solaris this March.


This is one of the most gripping, profound and utterly unique fantasy books I’ve read in the past few years, and we're thrilled that Jimenez will be signing bookplates & writing an exclusive letter for our subscribers!


This is a good time to remind subscribers that, while we've featured a Young Adult novel in the past, Dryad Book Box is aimed at adult readers and The Spear Cuts Through Water deals with mature themes and adult content. 




The people suffer under the centuries-long rule of the Moon Throne. The royal family—the despotic emperor and his monstrous sons, the Three Terrors—hold the countryside in their choking grip. They bleed the land and oppress the citizens with the frightful powers they inherited from the god locked under their palace.


But that god cannot be contained forever.


With the aid of Jun, a guard broken by his guilt-stricken past, and Keema, an outcast fighting for his future, the god escapes from her royal captivity and flees from her own children, the triplet Terrors who would drag her back to her unholy prison. And so it is that she embarks with her young companions on a five-day pilgrimage in search of freedom—and a way to end the Moon Throne forever. The journey ahead will be more dangerous than any of them could have imagined.


Both a sweeping adventure story and an intimate exploration of identity, legacy, and belonging, The Spear Cuts Through Water is an ambitious and profound saga that will transport and transform you—and is like nothing you’ve ever read before.


What's in this box?

  • A copy of the new UK paperback edition of The Spear Cuts Through Water, with a signed bookplate & exclusive author’s letter from Simon Jimenez.
  • A copy of The Adventures of Amina Al-Sirafi by Shannon Chakraborty.
  • I Am Made of Memories Recycled Brass Lyre Keyring.
  • An embroidered beanie, featuring a heroic tale book design.
  • A bag of Sweet Lounge's vegan-friendly fizzy blue raspberry bottles.

March 2024 – Tales of Old – Full Dryad Book Box

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