The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury

Competition published on March 10, 2017.

The explosive, rich and darkly addictive conclusion to the internationally best-selling trilogy that began with The Sin-Eater’s Daughter

The final battle is coming…

As the Sleeping Prince tightens his hold on Lormere and Tregellan, the net closes in on the ragged band of rebels trying desperately to defeat him. Twylla and Errin are separated, isolated and running out of time. The final battle is coming and Aurek will stop at nothing to keep the throne forever…


You might assume most writers lead dreamy lives where their stories flow fully-formed from brain to screen but Melinda Salisbury had a startling confession to make to us for our ‘I’m a Writer…’ series on nudge recently…

Writing a first draft feels like my mind slowing leaking onto a page via my fingers, word by painful word. It doesn’t matter how well I’ve planned each scene and chapter, or how many hours I’ve spent imagining it, and blocking it, or how many questionnaires I’ve filled out online from my character’s point of view. In fact, I’d rather stand up and act out the entire book as a one-woman show and have someone else write it down if it would save me from the agony of the first draft.

Read ‘I’m a Writer…and I hate writing!’ in full here.


We have a copy of each book in the trilogy to give away to one lucky winner – to be in with a chance simply fill in the form below:

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Praise for The Sin Eater’s Daughter and The Sleeping Prince

This is a deliciously dark, high-concept fantasy with lavish world-building, a magnificently wicked queen, a steamy love triangle and a terrific twist in the tale. It’s very moreish; I read it in two breathless sittings. (Fiona Noble, The Bookseller)

A gripping and darkly imaginative YA fantasy. (Katherine Woodfine, author)

Deliciously dark with shocker twists. (Kate Ormond, author and blogger)

Through Twylla’s deliberate, present-tense narration, Salisbury weaves a complex tale of romance, religion, fairy tales and politics. (Kirkus Reviews)


About the author

When not working on her next novel Melinda Salisbury is busy reading and travelling, both of which are now more addictions than hobbies. She lives by the sea, somewhere in the south of England. The Sin Eater’s Daughter was the bestselling YA debut of 2015 and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Book Prize 2015.

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The Scarecrow Queen by Melinda Salisbury, published on 2 March, 2017 by Scholastic, in paperback




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