The Craft for Gen Z: The Feast Makers, indie bestselling author H. A. Clarke crafts an action-packed conclusion to the Scapegracers trilogy, as our beloved teen coven tackle college acceptances, queer romance, and a witch trial to remember for the ages.
After restoring their powers, Sideways just wants to get on with senior year. But the covens have convened for the trial of Madeline Kline. When this stubborn, independent witch begs the Scapegracers to save her from a cruel and unusual punishment, Sideways knows they have to get involved. It's the right thing to do, even if Madeline did steal their soul and wear it for a time. Right?
Making an example out of Madeline seems, strangely, just as important to the most powerful covens as divvying up the Scapegracers amongst themselves. Sideways, Jing, Daisy, and Yates are reluctant to abandon what they've built together, but as the college acceptances (and rejections) roll in, the offer of a magical family beyond Sycamore Gorge becomes increasingly tempting.
Unfortunately, choosing a new coven will have to wait: witchfinders are gathering in town, and some of these visitors make the Chantrys seem tame in comparison. Every witch—Scapegracer or not—is about to be in grave danger.
And on top of all that, Sideways thinks they just might be in love.
In H. A. Clarke's signature raw and explosive style, The Feast Makers brings the indie-bestselling Scapegracers trilogy to a dynamic end as Sideways, Jing, Daisy, Yates, and Shiloh tackle college acceptances, queer romance, and the meaning of justice in an ever-challenging world.
"H. A. Clarke's charmed third runs on pure adrenaline, every line crusted with glitter and pith, the story racing to a deeply satisfying end. Sideways Pike is the teenage butch hero everyone wants to be (or do). Not to brag, but I begged to blurb this book."—Andrea Lawlor, author of Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
"Witchcraft as solidarity, staunchly lesbian, and prose that sparks an absolutely sensorial delight—THE FEASTMAKERS is everything The Scapegracers Trilogy has always promised and more. If I put just one series in the hands of my younger self, it would be this one." —Em. X. Liu, author of The Death I Gave Him
August Clarke is here and queer, etc. They have been published in PRISM international, Portland Review, and Eidolon. He was a 2019 Lambda Literary Fellow in Young Adult Fiction and a Locus Award, Dragon Award, and Pushcart finalist. They researched queerness, labor, and monstrosity at the University of Chicago. Under the name H. A. Clarke, he is the author of The Scapegracers trilogy.
“The Feast Makers is a decadent work of absolutely feral genius. Reading it made me grow extra teeth. This one cements H.A. Clarke as a put-everything-down, cancel-plans must-read for me.”—Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award winner and bestselling author of The Echo Wife
Praise for The Scapegracers series:
* “Magic is palpable, urgent, and simply marvelous in this must-have debut.” —Kirkus
* “Unapologetically queer . . . and seething with raw emotion, this fantasy opens strong while leaving much to be explored in future installments.” —Publishers Weekly
“Loner, lesbian teenage witch Sideways bubbles with nerves, insecurities, and longing in this action-packed debut from a young queer writer.” —Chana Porter, author of The Seep
“This is the dark, twisty, witchy book I’ve always wanted. [Clarke’s] writing is brilliant and gorgeous and firework bright.” —Kat Howard, author of An Unkindness of Magicians
“Spooky and weird and dangerous, but addictive.” —Shveta Thakrar, author of Star Daughter
“Sharp and exciting, always vivacious and sensory . . . All I want is more—more of these sweet vicious girls and their helplessly loving leader, changing themselves, one another and the world.” —Amal El-Mohtar in the New York Times Book Review
“The Scratch Daughters is a sharp, scathing sophomore novel from H. A. Clarke. Middle books in trilogies often function more as table setting to the main event, but not this one. As much as I long for the next entry, if the series should end here at least it would go out on a high note.” —Tor.com