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Eden Royce Books In Order

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Root Magic (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conjure Island (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Creepening of Dogwood House (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

Spook Lights (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spook Lights II (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Lost, I Found (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Flesh and Bone: Rise of the Necromancers(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bloody Carnival(2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steamy Screams(2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dreams of Steam III(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Bad(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
In the Bloodstream(2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grotesquerie(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
60 Black Women in Horror Fiction(2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Forever Vacancy(2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Voices(2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cooties Shot Required(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Eden Royce

The award winning American author Eden Royce has been writing for some time now, with a number of books behind her. Writing stories with a strong flair for imagination and fantasy, she creates compelling stories and narratives that really transport the reader. Knowing her audience well, she’s a gifted writer with a lot to say, pushing the form in both new and exciting directions. With a strong sense of personality too, she writes in a manner that is both direct and to the point, providing instant accessibility for the reader.

Highly prolific, her work work has reached countless readers from a variety of different background, making a name for herself far and wide. Knowing her audience well at this point, she’s managed to carve a niche for herself quite unlike anything else, writing in her own idiosyncratic manner. Often writing about very real social issues too, she doesn’t hold back either when it comes to dealing with tougher subject matter. This directness in her writing has made her a wholly singular presence on the writing scene, all whilst entertaining and compelling her many readers.

Creating strong and impactful characters too, Eden Royce is well known for introducing protagonists that have real lasting power. Staying with readers long after they’ve put the book down, her characters have almost become iconic in of themselves. Allowing the readers to feel as if they can really relate to them, her characters convey a lot, while also being highly individual and easy to relate to. With lots more to come still, she definitely isn’t stopping any time soon, as her writing career carries on growing from strength-to-strength.

Early and Personal Life

Coming from South Carolina in Charleston, Eden Royce was born and raised in America, growing up with a keen passion for literature. This interest of hers would continue to develop over time, allowing her to make a name for herself in her as an adult author. Drawing in inspiration from what she experienced and saw in the world around her, she would put it all back into her writing.

Producing work for numerous publications and magazines, she would fast make a name for herself as an award winning author. Combining a number of different styles in her work, she would appeal to readers from all over, using elements of both magic and fantasy. Currently living in the Garden of England, she lives with her husband, as she continues to write on a regular and consistent basis.

Writing Career

The first full book that Eden Royce would write was titled ‘Root Magic,’ and it would come out in 2021 to much acclaim. Working as a children’s fantasy novel, it would take readers on an exciting and imaginative journey, with its fun and accessible story. Prior to this she would write for a variety of different outlets, producing fiction for magazines and omnibus editions of short-stories.

Winning awards for her work, she would receive a nomination for the Shirley Jackson Award, along with a grant from the Speculative Literature Foundation Diverse Worlds. This success would see her appreciated by both the critics and the general public alike, making a name for herself far and wide. Maintaining a strong presence both online and off, she regularly speaks about her craft, and will carry on doing so for many years yet.

Root Magic

Initially published through the ‘Walden Pond Press’ publishing label, this would be the first full book from Eden Royce. Not a part of any series, it’s a stand-alone title for children using a historical setting alongside a fantasy driven narrative. Coming out on the 5th of January in 2021, it would set-up and establish Royce’s writing style and approach for many new followers around the world.

Set in South Carolina 1963, this sees Jezebel Turner following the passing of her grandmother, as the local police have taken to harassing her family. Soon to begin a new school with her twin brother Jay, the two of them are now dealing with school integration, and then, as they both turn eleven, their uncle Doc informs them he will teach them rootwork. Dealing with her newfound powers, an evil arrives upon the community, as Jez realizes she must do whatever it takes to see off the danger. Will she be able to manage it and save the day, can she navigate her newfound powers, and what will become of her root magic?

The setting and the world is brilliantly realized here, as it takes real-life situations and events and shines a light on them. Looking at civil rights and race relations during the 1960s, this manages to establish a very definite sense of world-building. Dealing with some difficult subject matter, Eden Royce doesn’t shy away from it, whilst also making it instantly accessible for her younger readers.

Its characters are also well drawn, making for engaging protagonists that really bring the story itself to life. With elements of fantasy playing out against real-world events, they compliment each other well, and Royce uses her characters to exemplify this. Using the fantasy story as its template, Royce delivers some strong messages, themes and ideas through her writing here.

Other Writing

Throughout the years Eden Royce has contributed a number of different pieces and short-stories to various publications. This writing of hers has managed to increase her profile, whether it’s writing for herself, or alongside another fellow writer. From Gothic horror to speculative fiction, she’s a versatile and gifted writer, whatever length she happens to be writing at.

Producing work for the Spook Lights Anthology for both compendiums, she’s brought her own unique brand of Southern Gothic horror to the table. Writing for Apex Magazine too, she’s brought in readers from around the world, making a name for herself each time she’s included. Many of her books have also been illustrated too, with artists creating unique and vivid illustrations for her stories. Over time she’s also written for several long-running series too, continuing to create work that will carry on finding an audience for some years to come.

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