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

In the charming Welsh market town of Pont Nefoedd, super empath Lilly is almost relieved to be living her last human life. With only her spirit guide Jack for company, and the world collapsing around them, she longs for the peace of the Eternal Forest.

When by chance, Lilly meets Storm, a widowed ex-witch who has lost her magic, both women discover that sometimes life can turn on a sixpence.

As Lilly falls in love with life, Storm joins her old friend, retired vicar Henri, on a desperate quest to find the one being on Earth capable of stopping the apocalypse.

Only the First Ethereal can decide whether there is enough good left in humanity to save us, but will the friends find it in time?

Also hunting the Ethereal, but with murderous intent, is a group determined to hang on to their wealth and power and ride out the apocalypse in luxury.

The race is on – and the stakes couldn’t be any higher.

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.