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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y TUC (Text) 33500013242011 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library Y TUC (Text) 33500013242003 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374307097
  • ISBN: 0374307091
  • Physical Description: 330 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2020

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes an excerpt from The boneless mercies.
Summary, etc.:
In this stand-alone companion novel to The Boneless Mercies, the Cut-Queen and her band of shaven-skulled witches, The Hounds, are using their dark magic in an attempt to kill or convert everyone in Vorseland. Well, almost everyone. Seventeen-year-old Torvi and her younger sister, Frigga, are still fighting for goodness and light in a land covered in snow. But when the Cut-Queen captures Frigga, Torvi teams up with a band of new characters to rescue her sister or die trying. In this gender-bent retelling of King Arthur, April Tucholke showcases more fierce girl heroes, bloodlust, and quests for power in another darkly elegant tale that is perfect for fans of Maggie Stiefvater, V.E. Schwab, and Heidi Heilig.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #1
    Tucholke weaves another story, beautiful and ancient in feel, of Vorseland in this stand-alone companion to The Boneless Mercies (2018). Whereas the latter reimagined Beowolf, this refashions the legend of King Arthur. The lives of sisters Torvi and Morgunn are torn asunder by the arrival of Uther and her roving pack of wolf-priests, who perversely crave screaming and fire. Leaving the sisters' home in flames, they abscond with Morgunn, igniting soft-hearted Torvi's desire to rescue her sister. Torvi joins up with a druid searching for the legendary sword of Esca and a band of Butcher Bards that also craves revenge on the wolf-priests. As they follow Uther's trail, they trade stories and songs, and Torvi engages in a good deal of soul-searching. References to the Arthur legend loosely make their way into the narrative—a sword lodged in a stone tree, Mort Darthur River, a wizard who unlocks the path to Avalon—but even readers without an intimate knowledge of the legend will fall beneath Tucholke's spell. A lovely tale of quests and camaraderie. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

April Genevieve Tucholke is the author of The Boneless Mercies, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea, Between the Spark and the Burn, and Wink Poppy Midnight. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband.

Subject: Magic > Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Action & Adventure / Survival stories.
JUVENILE FICTION / Legends, Myths, Fables / Arthurian.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
Genre: Young adult fiction.
Fantasy fiction.

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