Welcome to the Ethereal World

As the world teeters on the brink of collapse, only the First Ethereal can save humanity, but will it be found in time? All depends on an ex-witch, a retired vicar, and a super empath living her last life. But someone else is searching for the Ethereal, and with murderous intent. The race is on, and the stakes couldn’t be any higher.

Continue the story in the sequel, The Cold of Summer.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A story of love and hope.’ 
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  ‘This is escapism at its best.’  
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A beautifully told modern fairy story.’ 


I absolutely loved this book…and lost most of a day to it as I could not put it down.

– J.E. Kennedy

Beautifully told, The First Ethereal will stay with you for a long time.

– Mz. Wossy

I’m struggling to put into words how much I loved this book!

– Mrs TeePot

More about book one,

The First Ethereal

Super empath Lilly knows she should be more upset about her imminent death. Two decades on the planet is barely a life at all, but with the world collapsing around them and only Jack, her spirit guide, for company, maybe it’s no bad thing.

Without her magic, Storm is a shadow of the woman she once was. Still grieving for the man she spent almost half her life with, she lives for her animals, friends, and community, feeding body and soul as the owner of Cordelia’s café and bookshop.

When Lilly and Storm meet by chance, both women realise that life can turn on a sixpence and sometimes family’s found in the friends you choose. As Lilly falls in love with life – and a handsome young man – Storm is dragged into a desperate race to find the only being capable of saving humanity. But others hunt the Ethereal – and with murderous intent.

As Storm prepares for the fight of her life, she must first confront the mystery of her lost magic. Are some secrets best kept hidden?

A Discovery of Witches meets The Celestine Prophecy, this fast-paced fantasy, the first book in the Ethereal World series, will have you rooting for characters so real you’ll want to invite them home for tea. Read it now.

E. L. Williams

E L Williams grew up in the Welsh Valleys in a tiny house full of books and stories of magic. She’s passionate about animals, nature and all things spiritual and frequently combines all three in her writing.

As a sustainability advisor by profession, her writing is influenced by her desire to protect and cherish the natural world. Her debut novel, The First Ethereal was published in 2020. The sequel, The Cold of Summer, was published in 2022. 

Emma lives in Berkshire with her husband and her elderly Miniature Schnauzer. When she’s not working, writing or pandering to the needs of her demanding pooch, she’s usually to be found gardening or coddling her dozens of house plants.