Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Book Review: All the Murmuring Bones by A. G. Slatter (Gothic Fantasy)

Title: All the Murmuring Bones
Author: A. G Slatter
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: 9 March 2021
Pages:
368
Format:
eBook - EPUB
Genre: Gothic Fantasy
Source: ARC via NetGalley

Long ago Miren O'Malley's family prospered due to a deal struck with the Mer: safety for their ships in return for a child of each generation. But for many years the family have been unable to keep their side of the bargain and have fallen into decline. Miren's grandmother is determined to restore their glory, even at the price of Miren's freedom.

A spellbinding tale of dark family secrets, magic and witches, and creatures of myth and the sea; of strong women and the men who seek to control them.

 

All the Murmuring Bones was a compelling and original tale. The unravelling of the family mystery over the course of the story was nicely handled, and the action moved along at a good pace. Miren made for an engaging heroine, and I liked that the romance element came in late and didn't overshadow the rest of the story, as sometimes happens. The Gothic atmosphere was well presented, and all up this was a delightful read that held my interest throughout. I would definitely pick up other books by A. G. Slatter in the future. This was a 4.5-star read for me.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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