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TRAINED WARRIORS KILL LOUDLY.
WE KILL SILENTLY.
AND THAT IS HOW YOU HUNT A BEAST.

About the Book

About the Book

Frey yearns for a life worthy of saga and song. But she is a Boneless Mercy, a member of an ancient female sect that has survived the rising and falling of kingdoms.

Mercies are death-traders, doomed to roam Vorseland killing the old and the sick for meager pay. Their methods are quiet, even merciful, yet wherever their work leads them, their daggers inspire unease. Frey and her band of Mercies—Ovie, Runa, and Juniper—are weary of the death trade and dream of a bigger life. So when Frey hears that a beast is slaughtering people in a northern jarldom, she
decides that slaying the creature is the Mercies’ chance at fame and fortune, even if it means they must align with the reclusive Sea Witches and face the ruthless Cut-Queen of the Red Willow Marsh. Their success—or failure— might change the fate of women everywhere.

With prose as silken and slippery as blood, the complex truths of Tucholke’s new novel will sink into your bones and linger long after the last page is turned.

 

Praise for The Boneless Mercies

Praise for The Boneless Mercies

"These fierce, honorable adolescent female warriors hold their own and break all the rules. Wow." --Kirkus, Starred Review
 
"Fierce and glorious, this story of outcast girls defying fate utterly bewitched me. Tucholke is a gorgeous writer." --Laini Taylor, New York Times-bestselling author of Strange the Dreamer
 
"The Boneless Mercies maintains the mystical, haunting flavor of an ancient ballad across the length of a novel. Its every page hints at a deeper magic at work; it contains a whole world and all its myths and histories within its skin." --Melissa Albert, New York Times-bestselling author of The Hazel Wood
 
"Ruthless and lyrical, heart-warming and blood-chilling, and beautifully redolent of ancient tales and history. It will sing to a new generation of heroes." --Samantha Shannon, New York Times-bestselling author of The Bone Season
 
“In a Norse-influenced fantasy land that pulses with history, magic, and mythology, Tucholke spins a haunting story of four girls seizing their fate, and living lives large enough to achieve the level of legend.” --The Barnes and Noble Teen Blog

About The Author

About The Author

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

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