All of the undignified happy dancing this morning: my Tor.com novella, Of Sorrow and Such, is available for pre-order.
If you feel so moved, go here – but please note that only Amazon and Barnes and Noble currently have the pre-order thing going on.
Set in the Sourdough world, it follows Patience Gideon (Sykes that was for fans of Sourdough and Other Stories) in another adventure.
Margo Lanagan said: “Of Sorrow and Such takes you to dark, unsettling places. Angela Slatter’s magic is earthy, bodily and beleaguered; in the hands of tough, clever Patience Gideon it’s a powerful instrument for wresting justice from a hostile world. A riveting read.”
Juliet Marillier said: “Of Sorrow and Such is Angela Slatter at her best. Characters and settings spring fully alive from the page, and the storytelling provides rich nourishment for both intellect and spirit.”
And I didn’t even pay them! 😆
Mistress Gideon is a witch. The locals of Edda’s Meadow, if they suspect it of her, say nary a word-Gideon has been good to them, and it’s always better to keep on her good side. Just in case.
When a foolish young shapeshifter goes against the wishes of her pack, and gets herself very publicly caught, the authorities find it impossible to deny the existence of the supernatural in their midst any longer; Gideon and her like are captured, bound for torture and a fiery end.
Should Gideon give up her sisters in return for a quick death? Or can she turn the situation to her advantage?