“With her latest novel, Kiste conjures a time long ago, and witches and those that wish to destroy them, with a story only she could deliver.”
Barely escaping execution, Odette has lived in exile in the woods for five years. The rest of her family wasn’t so lucky, and all her magic wasn’t enough to protect them. Now, she’s sworn off all magic, seeking a peaceful, tranquil life.
But the magic will not leave Odette alone. Crows fall from the clouds, strange voices carry on the wind. Her former friends in the village hide in fear, believing it is Odette conjuring evil on the village.
And the witchfinders never stop hunting, never stop burning.
This time, they want to burn the witch that got away.
Odette is forced to face the whispers and her fear of the power growing within her to survive the army of witchfinders.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Gwendolyn Kiste is one of the new voices in horror fiction, and she’s taken hold of the genre with her own personal style and flair. Author of The Rust Maidens, Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, Pretty Maids All In a Row, and The Invention of Ghosts, Kiste’s short fiction has graced the pages of anthologies such as Nox Pareidolia, Gorgon: Stories of Emergence, Suspended in Dusk II, The New Flesh: A Literary Tribute To David Cronenberg, and such publications as Nightscript, Vastarien, and Nightmare among others. With her latest novel, Kiste conjures a time long ago, and witches and those that wish to destroy them, with a story only she could deliver. Becky Spratford of Library Journal says: “Kiste casts a spell with this original and suspenseful horror story, but it holds more than meets the eye. It is also an honest look at what it means to be a woman who doesn’t conform to societal stereotypes, one who bravely stands up to systematic oppression.”
Forthcoming from Broken Eye Books 3 November 2020, Boneset & Feathers by Gwendolyn Kiste is available for pre-order now.