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A Sorceress Comes to Call
A Sorceress Comes to Call | T. Kingfisher
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From USA Today bestselling author T. Kingfisher comes A Sorceress Comes to Calla dark retelling of the Brothers Grimm's Goose Girl, rife with secrets, murder, and forbidden magic. Cordelia knows her mother is . . . unusual. Their house doesnt have any doors between roomsthere are no secrets in this houseand her mother doesn't allow Cordelia to have a single friend. Unless you count Falada, her mother's beautiful white horse. The only time Cordelia feels truly free is on her daily rides with him. But more than simple eccentricity sets her mother apart. Other mothers dont force their daughters to be silent and motionless for hours, sometimes days, on end. Other mothers arent sorcerers. After a suspicious death in their small town, Cordelias mother insists they leave in the middle of the night, riding away together on Faladas sturdy back, leaving behind all Cordelia has ever known. They arrive at the remote country manor of a wealthy older man, the Squire, and his unwed sister, Hester. Cordelias mother intends to lure the Squire into marriage, and Cordelia knows this can only be bad news for the bumbling gentleman and his kind, intelligent sister. And indeed Hester sees the way Cordelia shrinks away from her mother. How the young girl sits eerily still at dinner every night. Hester knows that to save her brother from bewitchment and to rescue the terrified Cordelia, she will have to face down a wicked witch of the worst kind. "Kingfisher never fails to dazzle."Peter S. Beagle, Hugo-, Nebula-, and Locus-Award winning author of The Last Unicorn "Kingfisher is an inventive fantasy powerhouse."BookPage At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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I just love Kingfisher‘s writing— she has such versatility and always creates great characters. This one feels like a new classic fairy tale! 14-year-old Cordelia has spent much of her life isolated and under the strict control of her rather wicked mother, Evangeline. When Evangeline must find a new suitor, she takes Cordelia along to a wealthy squire‘s home. Hester, instantly suspicious, fosters an unexpected friendship with Cordelia. Excellent!

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Gruesome fairy tale meets novel of manners! Inspired by the Grimm Brothers‘ “Goose Girl,” Kingfisher depicts the horror of the power parents wield over their progeny—here pitting an evil sorceress (and one absolutely horrifying horse) against her own awkward, earnest daughter and the canny spinster sister of the rich nobleman she‘s bewitched. In this grisly, horror-tinged fantasy, a lovable found family and a fantastic middle-aged heroine await!

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