Saint Death's Daughter

Saint Death's Daughter

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Nothing complicates life like Death.

Lanie Stones, the daughter of the Royal Assassin and Chief Executioner of Liriat, has never led a normal life. Born with a gift for necromancy and a literal allergy to violence, she was raised in isolation in the family's crumbling mansion by her oldest friend, the ancient revenant Goody Graves.

When her parents are murdered, it falls on Lanie and her cheerfully psychotic sister Nita to settle their extensive debts or lose their ancestral home-and Goody with it. Appeals to Liriat's ruler to protect them fall on indifferent ears... until she, too, is murdered, throwing the nation's future into doubt.

Hunted by Liriat's enemies, hounded by her family's creditors and terrorised by the ghost of her great-grandfather, Lanie will need more than luck to get through the next few months-but when the goddess of Death is on your side, anything is possible.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 158 x 235 x 34mm | 680.39g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1786184702
  • 9781786184702
  • 34,386

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"Every character arrives in a burst: fully-realized, always finding their mark, dripping with detail and a fire in their heart." -- "Wildly inventive" -- Buzzfeed * Buzzfeed * "Cooney's prose is beautiful and intricate and glowing" -- The Colorado Sun * The Colorado Sun * "Saint Death's Daughter exemplifies what fantasy can do in the best of ways." -- Strange Horizons
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About C. S. E. Cooney

C. S. E. Cooney is the author of World Fantasy Award-winning Bone Swans: Stories. Her short novel The Twice-Drowned Saint is included in Mythic Delirium's anthology The Sinister Quartet. Other work includes novella Desdemona and the Deep, and a poetry collection: How to Flirt in Faerieland and Other Wild Rhymes, which features her Rhysling Award-winning "The Sea King's Second Bride." Her short fiction and poetry can be found in Jonathan Strahan's anthology Dragons, Ellen Datlow's Mad Hatters and March Hares: All-New Stories from the World of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Rich Horton's Year's Best Science Fiction and Fantasy, and elsewhere.
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305 ratings
3.85 out of 5 stars
5 37% (113)
4 30% (91)
3 18% (55)
2 11% (33)
1 4% (13)
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