The Boneless Mercies (Paperback)April Tucholke (author)
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Death becomes her in this chilling, imaginatively rich fantasy novel of a woman hired to kill but destined for glory. Recommended for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor.
They called us the Mercies, or sometimes the Boneless Mercies. They said we were shadows, ghosts, and if you touched our skin we dissolved into smoke.
Frey, Ovie, Juniper, and Runa are Boneless Mercies - death-traders, hired to kill quickly, quietly and mercifully. It is a job for women, and women only. Men will not do this sad, dark work.
Frey has no family, no home, no fortune, and yet her blood sings a song of glory. So when she hears of a monster slaughtering men, women, and children in a northern jarldom, she decides this the Mercies' one chance to change their fate.
But glory comes at a price ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 21 mm
'Fierce and glorious, this story of outcast girls defying fate utterly bewitched me. Tucholke is a gorgeous writer.' - Laini Taylor
'Its every page hints at a deeper magic at work; it contains a whole world and all its myths and histories within its skin.' - Melissa Albert
'Ruthless and lyrical, heart-warming and blood-chilling, and beautifully redolent of ancient tales and history. It will sing to a new generation of heroes.' - Samantha Shannon
'I fell in love with this stunning novel from the very first page. Fierce and unforgettable, with gorgeous prose and a fantastic premise that more than delivers. Easily one of my favorite YA novels of 2018.' - Katherine Webber
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“A stunning stand alone”
This book was such a delight to read, mainly due to the world and writing. I'm rather sad it's standalone, because I'd love to explore the world further.
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“Beautifully Written With Fascinating History But Not Quite As Gripping As I Imagined”
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