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The city-state Sirapirat once knew only warmth and monsoon. When the Winter Queen conquered it, she remade the land in her image, turning Sirapirat into a country of snow and unending frost. But an empire is not her only goal. In secret, she seeks the fragments of a mirror whose power will grant her deepest desire.

At her right hand is General Lussadh, who bears a mirror shard in her heart, as loyal to winter as she is plagued by her past as a traitor to her country. Tasked with locating other glass-bearers, she finds one in Nuawa, an insurgent who s forged herself into a weapon that will strike down the queen.

To earn her place in the queen s army, Nuawa must enter a deadly tournament where the losers souls are given in service to winter. To free Sirapirat, she is prepared to make sacrifices: those she loves, herself, and the complicated bond slowly forming between her and Lussadh.

If the splinter of glass in Nuawa's heart doesn't destroy her first.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 8mm | 168g
  • English
  • 1937009629
  • 9781937009625
  • 719,532

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"A fairy tale, beautiful like an ice crystal, and razor sharp."
Silvia Moreno-Garcia, World Fantasy Award-winning co-editor of She Walks in Shadows

"Winterglass is rich with diamondine prose, a scintillant retelling of the Ice Queen that challenges Occidental aesthetics, colonial mentality, and personal identity.
Cassandra Khaw, author of Hammers on Bone, BFA & Locus Award nominee An exquisite gem of a novella.

"Politics, relationships, and combat presented as a matryoshka, the beauty of which is there's no easy way of telling which shells are within which. Sriduangkaew's sensuous metaphors and elegant imagery are never less than a pleasure to read. Thoroughly recommended." Jonathan L. Howard, author of Johannes Cabal the Necromancer
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557 ratings
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