Author: Lyndall Clipstone
Everline Blackthorn has devoted her life to the wardens — necromantic warriors who guard against unholy monsters known as the vespertine. Everline is desperate to prove herself, but unlike other wardens, she is unable to wield magic.
When a series of strange omens occur, Everline disobeys orders sneaks out from the enclave to investigate, desperate for answers about her birth—and her mother’s death.
On the dangerous moorland, Everline uncovers a startling truth in the form of Ravel Severin: a rogue vespertine who reveals the monsters have secrets of their own. Everline knows she is sworn to kill Ravel, but when she realises the answers to her past lie at the heart of the Thousandfold—the vespertine enclave protected by powerful magic—she makes the dangerous choice to ask for his help instead.
Ravel promises to get her the answers she needs, but he demands a price. Vespertine magic requires blood, and if Everline wants Ravel to act as her guide, she will have to allow him to feed from her.
It’s a sin for a warden to feed a vespertine— let alone love one— and when their mutual dislike turns to attraction, Everline is torn between her vows and her heart. As she and Ravel travel further across the moorland, Everline realizes the question isn’t whether she will survive the journey, but if she will return unchanged...
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Praise for Forestfall
"In an eerily vivid world of dark magic and darker monsters, this lush fairy tale of a book is so full of yearning, my heart physically ached." —Marissa Meyer, #1 New York TImes-bestselling author of The Lunar Chronicles
"With shades of Orpheus and Eurydice and a fresh twist on the classic love triangle, Forestfall is a worthy conclusion to the duology." — Kay Frost, Brookline Booksmith
"An exquisitely crafted tale of love in all its brutality and how far we are willing to fight for it in defiance of death.. Lyndall Clipstone is a brilliant new voice in YA and certainly one to keep watching for." -Kylie Ann Freeman, bookseller at Indigo Books
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“Bloody, sumptuous, and as timeless as a fairy tale.” —April Genevieve Tucholke, author of The Boneless Mercies
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