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DAUGHTER OF HOUNDS.
by Caitlin Kiernan.
Breathtaking…This is possibly Kiernan’s best novel yet. —Locus.
Inspired by H.P. Lovecrafts tales of legendary monsters running amok under the streets of New England, Kiernans fifth novel (after Low Red Moon) to feature psychic sensitive Deacon Silvey and his supernaturally scarred family and friends is a hell-raising dark fantasy replete with ghouls, changelings and eerie intimations of a macabre otherworld. The story develops along two converging lines sketched in alternating chapters....Though more talky than Kiernans usual, the story still manages an effective mix of atmosphere and action and resolves most of the major subplots. -Publishers Weekly.
OVERVIEW: Theyre known as the Children of the Cuckoo. Stolen from their cribs and raised by ghouls, the changelings serve the creatures who rule the world Below and despise the world Above. Any human contact is strictly forbidden and punishment is swift and severe for those who disobey. Eight years ago, Emmie Silvey was born on Halloween while a full moon rose in the sky. Raised in Providence by her widower father, shes a strange, yellow-eyed girl, plagued with visions of impossible worlds and fabulous beings. Now her path is about to intersect with one of the changelings, a violent young woman named Soldier whos quickly slipping from the favor of her ghoul masters. Emmies and Soldiers fates are inextricably linked, and together they must face the monsters and unearthly forces that have shaped their lives... and threaten their futures.
2007 Roc Trade paper. 448 pages. remaindered. List Price $14.00