Trust No Witch

I’m not sure how many read my interview with Obsidian Moon Crate.

They are a new book box that had their debut box release in December, Winter Solstice Blessings.

Well on January 1, 2021, they announced their first Special Edition (SE) box! It will be the debut fantasy, Witches Steeped in Gold by Ciannon Smart.

Image from Obsidian Moon Crate IG
Graphic by AleyasWorld

Obsidian Moon Crate (OMC) is working in direct collaboration with Ciannon which means that she gave her approval and insight on every item that will be featured in the box. Not only that, but each item, including spoiler art has been curated with POC/BIPOC shops or artists.

Oh did I forget to tell you?

Witches Steeped in Gold is about Black (emphasis on the”B”) witches and Ciannon is a Black author. It’s about time I get some melanated witches (I haven’t forgotten Bonnie Bennet from TVD tv show or Prudence Blackwood from CAOS or Marie Laveau). I’m just saying we need more, a whole world more.

This is the stunning US cover .
My recreation of the cover

Am I getting the book just because it’s Pro-Black? No, I am getting it because the vibe from the cover to the synopsis and the little hints we get from the author is AMAZING!


This Jamaican-inspired fantasy debut about two enemy witches who must enter into a deadly alliance to take down a common enemy has the twisted cat-and-mouse of Killing Eve with the richly imagined fantasy world of Furyborn and Ember in the Ashes.

Divided by their order. United by their vengeance.

Iraya has spent her life in a cell, but every day brings her closer to freedom—and vengeance. 

Jazmyne is the Queen’s daughter, but unlike her sister before her, she has no intention of dying to strengthen her mother’s power.

Sworn enemies, these two witches enter a precarious alliance to take down a mutual threat. But power is intoxicating, revenge is a bloody pursuit, and nothing is certain—except the lengths they will go to win this game.

Just look at this review,

“A bloody and deadly delight, Witches Steeped In Gold puts power into the hands of Black girls — the true, beating heart of magic!” — Dhonielle Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of The Belles series

Cosplaying as Jazmyne from WSIG
Cosplaying as Ira from WSIG

The box will be priced at $55.99 USD before shipping/taxes. It will ship as close to the release date as possible. Which means late April or early May.

There will be a presale on January 23rd for all OMC members who bought the debut box and/or are on the waitlist.

General Sale (public) will be January 30th at 6PM EST .

Published by firestormofbooks

Hello, An avid book reader, crochet enthusiast, makeup enthusiast, and someone who enjoys those hobbies. This is where I will share some book reviews, cosplays inspired by bookish or televison characters as well as crochet creations I make from time to time.

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