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The Book Eaters (Paperback)Sunyi Dean (author)
A poignant, richly imagined tale about family, betrayal and the price of loyalty, Dean’s spellbinding debut about six old families subsisting on a diet of stories and legends is an irresistible slice of dark fantasy.
A gorgeous new fantasy horror - a book about stories and fairy tales with family and love at its dark heart.
Hidden across England and Scotland live six old Book Eater families.
The last of their lines, they exist on the fringes of society and subsist on a diet of stories and legends.
Children are rare and their numbers have dwindled, so when Devon Fairweather's second child is born a dreaded Mind Eater - a perversion of her own kind, who consumes not stories but the minds and souls of humans - she flees before he can be turned into a weapon for the family... or worse.
Living among humans and finding prey for her son, Devon seeks a cure for his hunger. But time is running out - for her family want her back, and with every soul her son consumes he loses a little more of himself...
This is a story of escape, a mother's savage devotion and a queer love that will electrify readers looking for something beguiling, thrilling, strange and new.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
'A gripping and beautifully plotted story told with verve and deliciously dark wit.' - The Daily Mail
'An exciting blend of gothic horror and action, smart and haunting.' - Laura Purcell, bestselling author of The Silent Companions
'Some novels are intended to be devoured in one sitting. Such is the case with Sunyi Dean's The Book Eaters. Innovative, unique, poignant, and told with a voice as original as the story itself. I finished this novel in that one sitting, yet I'll be pondering it for a long time to come. This is the debut of a new master of the modern fantasy. Don 't miss it.' - James Rollins, #1 NYT bestselling author of The Starless Crown
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