Read on June 24, 2015 — I own a copy
Synopsis: Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and insults that come her way. Wary of all things beautiful, Rae instantly distrusts their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. Further, his presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local townspeople show up demanding his blood, Rae must find a way to protect both her sister’s secret and their guest. Even if that means risking herself.
Bookish Things: 35 pages. This is a free book and the first novella in a series. No release date for the first book.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $0.75
The Bone Knife hints at a much larger story, one that I am extremely keen to find out more about. The loving, supportive family unit Rae (our protagonist) is brought up in, is a delightful change to the broken homes a lot of new fictional characters are emerging from.
The two sisters are sweet and yet amusingly realistic in their taunting and teasing, but also their actions speak louder than words.
When an ‘appallingly attractive faerie’ arrives on their doorstep to conduct business with Rae’s father, things begin to get interesting.
I loved the duelling dichotomy within the faerie character, the sinister and the alluring all wrapped up within a single package. It hinted at a far greater story in the first book of the ‘Theft of Sunlight’ series.
If you haven’t tried anything by Intisar Khanani, do so today, her work is top notch and thoroughly engaging. I am still yet to read Thorn, but it is on my TBR list already. I look forward to more from this author in the coming years.