All the Murmuring Bones

Angela Slatter
fantasy > dark fantasy
All the Murmuring Bones - Angela Slatter

For fans of Naomic Novik and Katharine Arden, a dark gothic fairy tale from award-winning author Angela Slatter.

Orphaned as a young child, Mirin O'Malley has been brought up by her grandparents on their isolated, rambling estate Hob's Hallow. Long ago her family prospered due to a deal struck with the mer, the terrifying creatures who live in the depths of the sea: safety for their merchant ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and their fortunes have suffered as a result. When Mirin's grandfather dies, her grandmother puts in train a plans to restore their glory - but at the price of Mirin's freedom. Finding amongst her grandfather's papers evidence that her parents may still be alive, Mirin is determined to escape and discover the truth about her origins. This takes her on a treacherous journey to Blackwater, the estate her parents built when they fled Hob's Hallow, but on arrival Mirin finds the estate in decline and her 'Uncle Edward' in charge: where are her parents, and who is this Edward Elliott really?

A story of mystery and magic and the strange creatures that lurk beneath the waves.

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Release date: March 9, 2021
Genres: fantasydark fantasy
Expectation rating: 7.00/10
Total ratings: 1
Updated: May 21, 2022
Other books by Angela Slatter
Sourdough and Other Stories
The Girl With No Hands and Other Tales
Black-Winged Angels
Midnight and Moonshine
The Bitterwood Bible and Other Recountings
The Female Factory
Of Sorrow and Such
Finnegan's Field
A Feast of Sorrows: Stories
Winter Children and Other Chilling Tales
Corpselight (Verity Fassbinder #2)
Restoration (Verity Fassbinder #3)
The Heart Is a Mirror for Sinners & Other Stories
The Tallow-Wife and Other Tales