It's gloomy in the witch's card reading shack, but gloomier still in Fisk's terrified gut. He doesn't have long to live. Truly, this is a desperate act3/4looking to the witch for guidance3/4but the Emperor has demanded his head, and the Emperor always gets what he wants. Fisk has an idea, a possibly dangerous idea, but if it's successful it might be enough to buy his freedom. Doomed to live her life in hiding, Katasuma knows that if anyone learns of her existence, she will be next on the butcher's block. Katasuma must decide between living safe, or living free. Because one is stuck in the past and the other can Ses the future, their paths are unlikely to cross. But as Katasuma and Fisk soon find out, when your life's work revolves around bending the restraints of mortal limitations, nothing is impossible.
- Hardback | 84 pages
- 139.7 x 215.9 x 7.87mm | 244.94g
- 27 Dec 2018
- Common Deer Press
- Revised with New Cover by New ed.
- Illustrations, black and white
"I lost track of time and the world as I read The Oddity, a metaphysical fantasy novella by Kat Hawthorne. It's really one of the most remarkable things I've read in a very long time. Hawthorne's writing style is spare and elegant, and the world she creates is oh, so real. You can hear the silences between the words of the witch and her young visitor and see each card through each person's eyes. "Katasuma's father looms large as a hero and protector, even if his outer persona is one of humility and frailty. Katasuma and her dreamlike existence are beautifully rendered. "The Oddity is a most impressive work that will leave a lasting impression on any reader who takes the time to sit down and simply start reading. I was quite overwhelmed by this work, and I don't get overwhelmed all that easily. "Kat Hawthorne's The Oddity is a masterful and stunning work." --Jack Magnus, Readers' Favorite
About Kat Hawthorne
Kat Hawthorne is a nerd times three. Besides writing, she enjoys creating visual art and playing her cello. She is mother to three small boys, who are unwittingly the inspiration for her need to write.