From Penguin Random House:
ABOUT ALL THE MURMURING BONES
For fans of Naomie Novik and Katherine Arden, a dark gothic fairy tale from award-winning author Angela Slatter.
‘Harrowing and beautiful, this is the grim, fairy-tale gothic you’ve been waiting for’ CHRISTOPHER GOLDEN, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat
Long ago Miren O’Malley’s family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer: safety for their ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and have fallen into decline. Miren’s grandmother is determined to restore their glory, even at the price of Miren’s freedom.
A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.
PRAISE FOR ALL THE MURMURING BONES
A rich and satisfying novel about a young woman, born to be the last hope of a once powerful family, who resists an arranged marriage and won’t stop at murder or magic to survive in a world of abusive men and dangerous, supernatural creatures. Shifting between scenes of wonder and horror, a complex plot is gradually revealed, as well paced and gripping as a thriller. – The Guardian
“Stunning gothic adventure…Anyone who likes gutsy heroines, beautiful language, and well-wrought worlds won’t want to miss this.” – Publishers Weekly Starred Review
“This is a magnificently written, smashingly good read…Slatter’s prose is as lustrous as jet beads against black silk. Readers will savor every word.”– Locus Magazine
‘A. G. Slatter is a born storyteller. Her work is as beautiful and dangerous as the best fairy tales and All the Murmuring Bones is entirely enchanting. A magical read!’ Alison Littlewood, author of A Cold Season
‘A beautiful gothic monstrosity (monstrosity being a good thing), one of those rare books you don’t just want to read but want to live inside of.’ Mike Mignola, creator of Hellboy
‘Like J.R.R. Tolkien, Slatter’s taken her personal invented mythos and crafted a world around it that is at once familiar and deeply strange. Lush and chilling, eerie and exquisite, brutal and elegant… I defy anyone to stop turning pages until they’ve come to the end.’ Ellen Kushner, author of The Privilege of the Sword
‘Harrowing and beautiful, this is the grim, fairy-tale gothic you’ve been waiting for. All the Murmuring Bones is Slatter at her darkest—and finest. Don’t miss it!’ Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Ararat and Red Hands