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The Stitcher and the Mute - cover

The Stitcher and the Mute

D.K. Fields

Publisher: Head of Zeus -- An AdAstra Book

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'Melding noir with the fantasy genre, this is a rather clever read, one which feels especially prescient for our reality' SCIFINOW
 
There's power in stories. But power comes at a price. 
 
Detective Cora Gorderheim has found the man who strangled the Wayward storyteller. But he was just a small part of a much bigger tale. Someone powerful ordered a murder on Cora's patch. That someone still lurks in the shadows. But as she continues her investigations, Cora is warned not to pry into the great and the good of Fenest.
 
Too stubborn to know better, Cora keeps digging and begins to piece together a conspiracy that reaches from the gutter dwellers of the Union of Realms right to the top: the Chambers.
 
As the Audience hear the Torn and Perlish tales, Cora realises she must return to her own story, to its very beginning, if she's going to have any say in its end.
 
Widow's Welcome, the first book in the Tales of Fenest trilogy, is available now. 
 
'It's rare to find such a richly imagined world about the art of myth and storytelling' CHRISTOPHER FOWLER
 
'Like a Philip Pullman rendition of Cloud Atlas. Widow's Welcome is an irresistibly thrilling introduction to a world of stories within stories – and I can't wait for more' TIM MAJOR
 
'There is more than meets the eye in this gripping and inventive debut ... Rife with intrigue, deceit and cultural tension' JAMES AITCHESON
 
'An utterly absorbing tale set in a fascinating world. A terrific start to the series' MICK FINLAY
 
'If you love storytelling, you'll love this' SIMON MORDEN

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