Booksellers, librarians, bloggers, and reviewers get charming and spellbinding THE TANGLEROOT PALACE by Marjorie Liu, author of the acclaimed, award winning MONSTRESS
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ISBN: Print ISBN: 9781616963521: Digital ISBN: 9781616963538
Published: June 2021
Available Format(s): Trade Paperback and Digital
New York Times bestseller and Hugo, British Fantasy, Romantic Times, and Eisner award-winning author of the graphic novel, Monstress, Marjorie Liu leads you deep into the heart of the tangled woods. In her long-awaited debut story collection, dark, lush, and spellbinding short fiction you will find unexpected detours, dangerous magic, and even more dangerous women.
[STARRED REVIEW] Liu’s mastery of so many different subgenres astounds, and her ear for language carries each story forward on gorgeously crafted sentences. This is a must-read.—Publishers Weekly, Top-10 SF/F/H 2021 upcoming title
Briar, bodyguard for a body-stealing sorceress, discovers her love for Rose, whose true soul emerges only once a week. An apprentice witch seeks her freedom through betrayal, the bones of the innocent, and a meticulously-plotted spell. In a world powered by crystal skulls, a warrior returns to save China from invasion by her jealous ex. A princess runs away from an arranged marriage, finding family in a strange troupe of traveling actors at the border of the kingdom’s deep, dark woods.
Vivid writing that lights up my brain. Evocative settings. Memorable characters engaged in dark struggles. When I read Marjorie Liu’s stories, I know I’m in the hands of a master.—Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty Norville series
Concluding with a gorgeous full-length novella, Marjorie Liu’s first short fiction collection is an unflinching sojourn into her thorny tales of love, revenge, and new beginnings.
Rich and evocative tales with just the right amount of bite.—Kelley Armstrong, author of Bitten
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Introduction by Marjorie Liu
- Sympathy for the Bones
- Briar and the Rose
- Call Her Savage
- The Last Dignity of Man
- Where the Heart Lives
- After the Blood
- Robber Bride
- Tangleroot Palace
THE TANGLEROOT PALACE is charming and ruthless. Tales that feel new yet grounded in the infinitely ancient, a mythology for the coming age.—Angela Slatter, author of The Bitterwood Bible