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Twisted Ones

T Kingfisher



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01 October 2019
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Thriller & suspense; Horror & ghost stories; Horror; Monsters Horror; Thriller Horror; Supernatural
Winner of the RUSA Award for Best Horror When a young woman clears out her deceased grandmother's home in rural North Carolina, she finds long-hidden secrets about a strange colony of beings in the woods in this chilling novel that reads lik
By:   T Kingfisher
Imprint:   SAGA PR
Dimensions:   Height: 208mm,  Width: 140mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   318g
ISBN:   9781534429567
ISBN 10:   1534429565
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

T. Kingfisher, also known as Ursula Vernon, is the author and illustrator of many projects, including the webcomic Digger, which won the Hugo Award for Best Graphic Story and the Mythopoeic Award. Her novelette The Tomato Thief won the Hugo Award for Best Novelette, and her short story Jackalope Wives won the Nebula Award for Best Story. She is also the author of the bestselling Dragonbreath, and the Hamster Princess series of books for children. Find her online at

Reviews for Twisted Ones

.. .has [Peter S.] Beagle's knack for creating colorful, instantly memorable characters, and inhuman creatures capable of inspiring awe and wonder. --NPR Books, on THE SEVENTH BRIDE She knows her genre and audience well enough to perfectly walk the line between comfortingly familiar and delightfully fresh and subversive. --SF Bluestocking, on THE SEVENTH BRIDE The writing. It is superb. Ursula Vernon/T. Kingfisher, where have you been all my life? --The Book Smugglers at Kirkus Reviews, on BRYONY & ROSES Innovative, unexpected, and absolutely chilling, T. Kingfisher isn't just breaking into the horror scene, she's breaking it down. With a hammer. --Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Mira Grant The Twisted Ones is a weird, shimmering story told with sharpness and grace - somehow both wild fairy tale and quiet, personal horror in equal measure. It's a strange and lovely balance, expertly crafted for daytime laughter or nighttime trembles. --Cherie Priest, author of The Family Plot and Maplecroft. By turns warm, witty, and frightening, with a charming protagonist, a diverse and vibrant supporting cast, and -- best of all -- a noble, dimwitted dog. Fair warning: there is a razor in the center of this confection, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I won't be forgetting grandmother's house anytime soon. --Nathan Ballingrud, author of Wounds and North American Lake Monsters A dark fairy tale adventure for contemporary readers. Mouse is a great character and the journey is enchanting in the best way - full of terror and humor and friendship. --Jeffrey Ford, author of Ahab's Return and A Natural History of Hell A deliciously horrifying read. I adored it. In turns deeply human and uncanny, The Twisted Ones reads like the world's most terrifying episode of Hoarders. Don't sleep on it. In fact, be prepared to never sleep again. --Nebula Award-winning author Alyssa Wong Reads so fast and so effortless that you don't realize how in thrall you are to it. It's the sensation of being a little kid who stayed out too long past dinner and sure, you were having fun, but now it's a moonless night and the forest is dark and you are hopelessly lost. This is righteous, folkloric horror, and the devil is waiting in between these pages. --Chuck Wendig, NYT bestselling author of Blackbirds and Wanderers

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