Sylvia Izzo Hunter

Sylvia Izzo Hunter was born in Calgary, Alberta, back in the days before Star Wars, and started making up stories at approximately the time she learned to talk. She now lives in Toronto, Ontario, with her spouse and daughter and their slightly out-of-control collections of books, comics, and DVDs. When not writing, she works in scholarly publishing (mostly digital), sings in two choirs, reads as much as possible, knits hats and baby blankets, and engages in experimental baking. Sylvia’s favourite Doctor is Tom Baker, her favourite pasta shape is rotini, and her favourite Beethoven symphony is the Seventh.

Follow Sylvia on Twitter @sylwritesthings.

Bibliography

  • Noctis Magicae Series
    The Midnight Queen (#1)
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  • Noctis Magicae Series
    Lady of Magick (#2)
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  • Noctis Magicae Series
    A Season of Spells (#3)
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Reviews

Noctis Magicae Series

The Midnight Queen (#1)
“Debut novelist Sylvia Izzo Hunter renders both the setting and characters in vivid detail. The structured system of magick gives the fictional world weight, and Hunter manipulates the seemingly disparate plot elements to create tension that culminates in a satisfying conclusion.”

Shelf Awareness

“THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN is, above all else, a powerfully atmospheric novel, and a huge reason why is because of Hunter’s writing [...] The atmosphere is incredible, and the characters are fantastically believable and delightfully developed [...] THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN is a love story that will warm your heart, and a story of magic and struggle, truth and might, in the face of all odds, with some stunning writing that will really hook readers and brings them into the colorful world that Hunter has created.”

Bookworm Blues

“[THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN is] elegantly written, fast-paced and highly original – a stunning story of magic, scholarship, and true love. Sylvia Izzo Hunter brings both rural Brittany and an alternative Regency England to vivid life. A remarkably assured debut.”

Juliet Marillier, national Bestselling Author of the Sevenwaters Novels

“In THE MIDNIGHT QUEEN, Hunter pulls from a multitude of mystical tales and myths to create her own magical version of Britain that is both innovative and intriguing. The plot is creative and suspenseful — and never predictable. Your affection for the dynamic heroes will only grow as Hunter’s characters face challenge after unexpected challenge. The MIDNIGHT QUEEN is a novel that readers will be unable to put down.”

RT Book Reviews

Lady of Magick (#2)
“Entertaining. . .Sophie and Joanna play central roles, which will delight fans of strong women. Hunter’s charming world, just a few steps off-center of our own, continues to offer many possibilities for future adventure.”

Publishers Weekly

“Another intriguing fantasy set in an alternate history version of Regency-era Europe.”

Library Journal

“The second installment in Hunter’s Noctis Magicae series will attract both familiar and new readers. The new kingdom of Alba is a stark contrast to Hunter’s version of Britain but every bit as creative and fascinating, allowing for a completely new and unexpected plot. The characters continue to grow and change, as individuals and as a couple, as they face both magical and personal challenges. A new twist in every chapter will keep readers desperately turning pages until the end.”

RT Book Reviews

A Season of Spells (#3)
“Hunter’s characters and setting feel fully formed, and the story moves briskly through its twists and turns. This compelling blend of fantasy, intrigue, and Regency romance adds up to a thoroughly satisfying adventure.”

Publishers Weekly

“This is a well-rounded and solidly executed trilogy.”

Ageless Pages

“Intriguing fantasy.”

Library Journal

“Elegantly written, fast-paced, and highly original.”

Juliet Marillier, national bestselling author

Awards & Accolades