Ivy North is an adventurer and expert map reader who can pitch a tent in four minutes flat. There’s just one problem.
She’s too afraid to go outside…

When her little brother is transformed into a kestrel, Ivy follows him into Underfell, the strange and magical realm beyond the garden wall.

Battling her dread of being out in the open, can Ivy navigate this extraordinary world of powerful fairies and purple skies to break her brother’s curse?



Alex Mullarky is a writer and veterinary nurse who loves creating stories about nature and magic. Raised in Cumbria, they studied English Literature at the University of St Andrews, Scotland and Screenwriting at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Alex now lives on the edge of Edinburgh and can be found walking with their dog, swimming (sometimes with seals) and playing roller derby. The Sky Beneath the Stone is their debut novel.

They are represented by Zoë Plant of the Bent Agency.

Alex’s pronouns are they/she.