All the Murmuring Bones

All the Murmuring Bones

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 130 x 203 x 27.94mm | 368g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1789094348
  • 9781789094343
  • 14,660

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Praise for Angela Slatter:

"Slatter's dark fantasies have a bright, burning core of understanding and insight." ~ M.R. Carey, author of The Girl with All the Gifts and The Boy on the Bridge.

"Angela Slatter's stories are horrific, mysterious, whimsical, and mischievous. Beautifully written, full of humanity and intelligence, her stories are both timely and timeless in their concerns. This is an essential collection from one of our best." ~ Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World.

"Marvellous stuff! Angela Slatter confronts the darker side of humanity in these bracing meditations on the nature of belief, betrayal, and wonder. Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales is a riveting read, and a fine addition to the canon of one of the genre's fastest-rising stars." ~ Helen Marshall, author of Hair Side, Flesh Side and Gifts for the One Who Comes After

"Angela Slatter is a literary fabulist and an emotional realist. These are stories of men's cruelties and women's revenges, told with the ferocity, complexity and wit that ranks their author among the finest working in the field today." ~ Kim Newman, author of Anno Dracula

"Angela Slatter writes some of the darkest, most beautiful stories in the world today." ~ Nathan Ballingrud, author of North American Lake Monsters

"Like the sea at its heart, Slatter's haunting story is treacherous and lovely in all its dark depths." ~ Heather Kassner, author of The Bone Garden

"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

'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
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About A G Slatter

Angela Slatter has won a World Fantasy Award, a British Fantasy Award, a Ditmar, an Australian Shadows Award and six Aurealis Awards for her short stories. She has an MA and a PhD in Creative Writing, is a graduate of Clarion South 2009 and the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop 2006. Angela's short stories have appeared in many Best Of anthologies, and her work has been translated into many languages.
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Rating details

473 ratings
4.04 out of 5 stars
5 34% (160)
4 44% (210)
3 15% (72)
2 5% (25)
1 1% (6)
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