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Spycraft meets Spellcraft

The North Valley Grimoire is Canada's #1 independent novel of all time, and a #1 Amazon Bestseller.

It inspired a short story in 2020 ('The Omega Artifact') which is now in development to be a feature film, and a sequel coming in 2024 ('The Celestial Killswitch').

In addition to the series of novels and film adaptation, a comic book series is slated for a May, 2023 release.


Governments are waging an invisible war


Governments are waging an invisible war over the most powerful resource in human history:




A black-ops division of the CIA is dedicated to keeping magick under wraps, but despite their best efforts, they can’t contain the leak.


As spells continue to spread, regular people with tattoos of seemingly benign sigils are ‘activating’, granting them a range of dangerous and unpredictable abilities.


Worse? Some are stumbling across grimoires . . .


Artifacts that, in the wrong hands, are more dangerous than a nuclear weapon.

The World of North Valley Continues to Expand . . .



'The North Valley Grimoire' becomes Canada's most popular fiction book of all time on Kickstarter

It was also the most funded & most backed Fiction Book of 2018 worldwide


The hashtag #UnlockTheGrimoire goes live on Twitter after Kickstarter backers receive their books in the mail

The book became the #1 new release in pre-sales, and the #1 Bestseller on Amazon (Magical Realism category, January)


A spin-off short story, 'The Omega Artifact', is released exclusively on Amazon.


'The Omega Artifact' is optioned to become a feature film, and is in development with Papa Octopus Productions.


Blake Northcott, who wrote the novel, also penned the screenplay.


Whatnot Publishing expands 'The North Valley Grimoire' into a comic book series, with exclusive variant covers by Marvel and DC Comics artists.


More to come . . .




An average of 90% positive reviews on Amazon

“I love this book. Northcott seamlessly shifted genres and proven she’s as masterful in magic and fantasy as she was in science-fiction.”

​- Mark Millar (Writer of Kick-Ass, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Jupiter's Legacy, Marvel's Civil War, and Old Man Logan)

"Blake Northcott is one of the bright and shining stars of comics and literature. Her stories are told in unique and interesting perceptive, and are wholly entertaining."

- Frank Cho (Artist, Hulk, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy)


"A razor sharp page-turner that seamlessly blends two worlds--a late 90s teen horror film, and a cat-and-mouse spy thriller where magic is a weapon. It's electric, and I've never read anything like it."

​- Rees Jones (co-author of Royals, with the world's #1 selling author, James Patterson)

"Horror has a compelling, new protagonist in Calista Scott, and a powerful, new voice in author Blake Northcott. Read this book...but do it with the lights on."

- Bryan Edward Hill (Writer, DC Comics Detective Comics, TVs Ash vs. The Evil Dead and DC's Titans)

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