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Of Sorrow and Such

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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?


"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." — Margo Lanagan, World Fantasy Award winning author of Black Juice and Sea-Hearts

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From Publishers Weekly

Aug 31, 2015 – In a land much like medieval Europe, at a time when witches are burned for their talents, Patience Gideon lives the life of a humble herbalist in the town of Edda's Meadow, keeping the extent of her powers to herself. When her quiet life is disturbed by Flora, a fellow witch who has been attacked, Patience risks her life and her sanctuary to save her. Unfortunately, Flora is small-minded and vain, and her foolishness leads to Patience's capture and the end of her peaceful time in Edda's Meadow and nearly costs Patience her life. This short novel bridges the events of two other stories, "Gallowberries" and "Sister, Sister" (neither included in this volume), and feels more like part of an ongoing series than a stand-alone tale, perhaps because it hints so well at adventures past and more yet to come. But it's a quick, fun read: enthralling, clever, and deliciously complex.
Of Sorrow and Such
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  • Category: Historical
  • Published: Oct 13, 2015
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Seller: Macmillan
  • Print Length: 160 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.5 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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