Darkest Light

I’m so very excited to announce the release of Darkest Light, the companion book to Half World. The cover and illustrations were done once again (so lucky!) by the most amazing artist Jillian Tamaki .

Darkest Light is available through Amazon. And I also encourage you to pick it up at your favourite independent local bookstore!

Description of Darkest Light:

The breathtaking follow-up novel to the award-winning Half World

The recently reunited realms of the Flesh, Half World and the Spirit are again at risk—something has been left undone. Gee, adopted as an infant, has been kept ignorant of his troubled past. Now at sixteen, he is a loner both despised and feared by his classmates. Dark feelings, unbidden, slowly grow inside him. Even as he struggles to control them, his past catches up with him and compels him to journey to Half World. Abandoning his adoptive grandmother and the place he has called home, Gee must face what he used to be in order to determine his fate and the fate of the Three Realms. Aided by a surly cat and a troubled newfound friend, Gee must fight the monstrous and the horrific in Half World. Most difficult of all, he must overcome his own propensity for evil.

The nightmarish adventure picks up sixteen years after Melanie’s return in Half World (2009, Puffin). With a new dark hero whose unlikely companions are a heartless cat and a self-destructive Neo Goth girl, Darkest Light is a compelling journey through despair in a desperate search for redemption.

Of note: this is my first novel with a male main character….

Check out the trailer!


  1. […] forward to her new novel that’s going to come out based after the events of Half World called Darkest Light, which I think will be even better based on the description so […]

  2. […] As a side note, I was interested to see the full image of Jillian Tamaki’s cover illustration on the review page. It looks like it was originally a painting commissioned for the novel. Hiromi Goto seems to like Jillian Tamaki’s work at least as much as I do, because she gratefully announced on her website that Tamaki also did the illustrations for her companion novel, Darkest Light (https://www.hiromigoto.com/wp2/books/darkestlight/). […]