Publication: April 26, 2022
Genre(s): adult, fantasy, horror
After years of seeing her sisters suffer at the hands of an abusive prince, Marra—the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter—has finally realized that no one is coming to their rescue. No one, except for Marra herself.
Seeking help from a powerful gravewitch, Marra is offered the tools to kill a prince—if she can complete three impossible tasks. But, as is the way in tales of princes, witches, and daughters, the impossible is only the beginning.
On her quest, Marra is joined by the gravewitch, a reluctant fairy godmother, a strapping former knight, and a chicken possessed by a demon. Together, the five of them intend to be the hand that closes around the throat of the prince and frees Marra’s family and their kingdom from its tyrannous ruler at last. (Goodreads)
I’ve not read anything by T. Kingfisher before but I’ve been eyeballing The Hollow Places, waiting for a horror reading mood to strike me. This one, however, is really tugging at me. A fantasy horror with that promises of feminist fury sounds wonderful. I love when the horror and fantasy genres collide. It almost always provides something glorious that has me up reading late into the night. Several early reviews I’ve found for this title are also glowing. I for one can’t wait to see what all the fuss is about!
T. Kingfisher is the vaguely absurd pen-name of Ursula Vernon. In another life, she writes children’s books and weird comics, and has won the Hugo, Sequoyah, and Ursa Major awards, as well as a half-dozen Junior Library Guild selections.
This is the name she uses when writing things for grown-ups.
When she is not writing, she is probably out in the garden, trying to make eye contact with butterflies. (from author’s Goodreads page)
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