Once, a witch made a pact with a devil. The legend says they loved each other, but can the story be trusted at all? Find out in this lush, atmospheric fantasy novel that entwines love, lies, and sacrifice.
Long ago, a village made a bargain with the devil: to ensure their prosperity, when the Slaughter Moon rises, the village must sacrifice a young man into the depths of the Devil’s Forest.
Only this year, the Slaughter Moon has risen early.
Bound by duty, secrets, and the love they share for one another, Mairwen, a spirited witch; Rhun, the expected saint; and Arthur, a restless outcast, will each have a role to play as the devil demands a body to fill the bargain. But the devil these friends find is not the one they expect, and the lies they uncover will turn their town — and their hearts — inside out.
Tessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. She was too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gender Studies, then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog.
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Not the easiest or fastest to read (maybe because of the poetic language or because English is not my mother tongue :D) but definitely worth it! The book was like a gothic fairy-tale with horror elements (such as the creepy creatures in the forest that I loved), mysteries and lgbt+ characters. I also loved how all the details of the forest were described and felt like I was breathing the forest too. I got goosebumps at the end. So beautifully written! Tessa Gratton is one of my favourite writers!