Bone Crier’s Moon (Bone Grace #1)
Author: Kathryn Purdie
Publisher: HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen
Release Date: March 10th 2020
Synopsis: Bone Criers have a sacred duty. They alone can keep the dead from preying on the living. But their power to ferry the spirits of the dead into goddess Elara’s Night Heavens or Tyrus’s Underworld comes from sacrifice. The gods demand a promise of dedication. And that promise comes at the cost of the Bone Criers’ one true love.
Ailesse has been prepared since birth to become the matriarch of the Bone Criers, a mysterious famille of women who use strengths drawn from animal bones to ferry dead souls. But first she must complete her rite of passage and kill the boy she’s also destined to love.
Bastien’s father was slain by a Bone Crier and he’s been seeking revenge ever since. Yet when he finally captures one, his vengeance will have to wait. Ailesse’s ritual has begun and now their fates are entwined—in life and in death.
Sabine has never had the stomach for the Bone Criers’ work. But when her best friend Ailesse is taken captive, Sabine will do whatever it takes to save her, even if it means defying their traditions—and their matriarch—to break the bond between Ailesse and Bastien. Before they all die.
Official Book Playlist:
I write to music 99% of the time. While I usually choose instrumental music from movies so I don’t sing along instead of write, I’ve learned that I can listen to vocalists if I play the song on repeat. For most of this book, I chose a song per chapter. Here are some of my favorites that capture the mood and theme.
- “Heavy in Your Arms” by Florence + the Machine
- “Can’t Pretend” by Tom Odell
- “The War” by SYML
- “Castle” by Halsey
- “Young and Beautiful” by Lana Del Rey
- “Wish That You Were Here” by Florence + the Machine
- “Doll” by Helen Jane Long
- “Long Way Down” by Tom Odell
- “Sign of the Times” by Harry Styles
- “God Save Our Young Blood” by Lana Del Rey
- “Heal” by Tom Odell
- The Village score by James Newton Howard
- “Every Breath You Take” by Eklipse
Kathryn is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the BURNING GLASS series. Her love of storytelling began as a young girl when her dad told her about someone named Boo Radley while they listened to the film score of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Kathryn is a trained classical actress who studied at the Oxford School of Drama. She also writes songs on her guitar for each of her stories and shares them on her website. Kathryn lives in the Rocky Mountains with her husband and three children.
Prize: Win (1) of (3) signed hardback copies of BONE CRIER’S MOON, a set of two character bookmarks, and an 11×17 poster of the book cover (US Only)
Starts: 4th March 2020
Ends: 18th March 2020
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