Nettle & Bone

T. Kingfisher


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Nettle & Bone by Kingfisher, T.
Regular price $25.99
Regular price Sale price $25.99

An Instant USA Today & Indie Bestseller
An Oprah Daily Top 25 Fantasy Book of 2022
A Vulture Best Fantasy Novel of 2022
An NPR Best Sci Fi, Fantasy, & Speculative Fiction Book of 2022

A Goodreads Best Fantasy Choice Award Nominee

From Hugo, Nebula, and Locus award-winning author T. Kingfisher comes an original and subversive fantasy adventure.

*A very special hardcover edition, featuring gold foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.*

This isn't the kind of fairytale where the princess marries a prince.
It's the one where she kills him.

Marra never wanted to be a hero.

As the shy, convent-raised, third-born daughter, she escaped the traditional fate of princesses, to be married away for the sake of an uncaring throne. But her sister wasn't so fortunate--and after years of silence, Marra is done watching her suffer at the hands of a powerful and abusive prince.

Seeking help for her rescue mission, Marra is offered the tools she needs, but only if she can complete three seemingly impossible tasks:
--build a dog of bones
--sew a cloak of nettles
--capture moonlight in a jar

But, as is the way in tales of princes and witches, doing the impossible is only the beginning.

Hero or not--now joined by a disgraced ex-knight, a reluctant fairy godmother, an enigmatic gravewitch and her fowl familiar--Marra might finally have the courage to save her sister, and topple a throne.

"Nettle & Bone is the kind of book that immediately feels like an old friend. Fairytale mythic resonance meets homey pragmatism in this utterly delightful story. It's creepy, funny, heartfelt, and full of fantastic characters I absolutely loved!" --Melissa Caruso, author of The Tethered Mage

Publisher: Tor Books
Published: 04/26/2022
Pages: 256
Weight: 0.7lbs
Size: 8.40h x 5.40w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9781250244048

Award: Hugo Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 11/01/2021 pg. 17
Library Journal 01/01/2022 pg. 50
Publishers Weekly 01/31/2022
Booklist 03/01/2022 pg. 36
Shelf Awareness 12/02/2022
BookPage 06/01/2022

About the Author
T. KINGFISHER writes fantasy, horror, and occasional oddities, including "The Twisted Ones" and "Swordheart." Under a pen name, she also writes children's books. She lives in North Carolina.