An Evening with Eliza Chan: Fathomfolk Book Launch

  • DATE

    27 February 2024

  • TIME

    6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome



House of Books & Friends are overjoyed to announce we are hosting Eliza Chan for the launch of her debut novel, Fathomfolk. The event will take place from 6pm – 8pm and will include drinks, a goodie bag, and a chance to get your hands on an early copy of the book – official launch date 29th February!

Ticket and book: £18.99
Ticket only: £5 (this is redeemable against a copy of the book on the evening)

Ticket numbers are very limited for this event, so book early to avoid disappointment. As always, we have a limited amount of complimentary tickets for this event for anyone who needs it. Please contact us directly at or call 07597365380.

About Fathomfolk

Welcome to Tiankawi – shining pearl of human civilization and a safe haven for those fleeing civil unrest. Or at least, that’s how it first appears. But in the semi-flooded city, humans are, quite literally, on top: peering down from shining towers and aerial walkways on the fathomfolk – sirens, seawitches, kelpies and kappas – who live in the polluted waters below.

For half-siren Mira, promotion to captain of the border guard means an opportunity to help her downtrodden people. But if earning the trust and respect of her human colleagues wasn’t hard enough, everything Mira has worked towards is put in jeopardy when Nami, a know-it-all water dragon – fathomfolk royalty – is exiled to the city. When extremists sabotage the annual boat race, violence erupts, as does the clampdown on fathomfolk rights. Both Nami and Mira must decide if the cost of change is worth it, or, if Tiankawi should be left to drown.

About Eliza Chan

Eliza Chan is a Scottish-born speculative fiction author who writes about East Asian mythology, British folklore and reclaiming the dragon lady. Her short fiction has been published in The Dark, Podcastle, Fantasy Magazine and The Best of British Fantasy. Her debut novel FATHOMFOLK — inspired by mythology, ESEAN cities and diaspora feels — will be published by Orbit in Spring 2024.

She has been a medical school drop-out, a kilt shop assistant, an English teacher and a speech and language therapist, but currently she spends her time tabletop gaming, cosplaying, crafting and toddler wrangling.