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Boneset & Feathers by [Gwendolyn Kiste]

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Gwendolyn Kiste is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens from Trepidatio Publishing; And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe from JournalStone; and the dark fantasy novella Pretty Marys All in a Row from Broken Eye Books. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Nightfire's Come Join Us by the Fire, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Shimmer, Interzone, and LampLight, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. Find her online at gwendolynkiste.com. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08MJG91DV
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Broken Eye Books (November 2, 2020)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 2, 2020
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3626 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 189 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.3 out of 5 stars 27 ratings

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Gwendolyn Kiste is the three-time Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Rust Maidens, Reluctant Immortals, Boneset & Feathers, And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, Pretty Marys All in a Row, and The Invention of Ghosts. Her short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, Vastarien, Tor's Nightfire, Black Static, The Dark, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, and LampLight, among others. Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts. Find her online at gwendolynkiste.com

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4.0 out of 5 stars Witches are a dying breed
By Paul Preston on March 13, 2021
“Thanks to our father, Freya and I learned how you could hold someone’s hand as tight as you could and still never reach them.” -Odette
Odette has grown up mostly alone. She is shunned by her village because she was the only witch to live after the witchfinders came and burned all the suspected witches the last time they were here. She didn’t survive by hiding away, she was a child at the time but she was on the pyre, in flames, her ropes burned, all the others burned, she stepped out of the embers and ran into the forest. However, she kept the heat of the fire, and now, no one can touch her without getting burned.
She is now alone, timid, refusing to use the magic, and still abandoned by the town, she deals with spirits in the forest, the return of the witchfinders, and her own self doubt.
From the Bram Stoker award winner, Gwendolyn Kiste, this is so much more than a book about a witch. This book is written in a dreamy, hazy way that absolutely portrays the feelings of the main character, Odette.
There is an underlying theme of judgement, mental health and stereotypes. Categorizing people based on what they are and not who they are. While I did not find this a very compelling read, I enjoyed the world that it takes place in, it was sad and gorgeous.
Speaking of gorgeous, this cover by Gawki is stunning.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you aren't reading Gwendolyn Kiste, you're missing out
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on September 12, 2022
Samantha K Krewulak
4.0 out of 5 stars A Tale of the Subjugation of Witches and Women
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Tale of the Subjugation of Witches and Women
Reviewed in Canada 🇨🇦 on July 7, 2021
Gwendolyn Kiste knows what it’s like to be a witch and I think that’s why she writes the character of Odette so well. This story is about magic, alienation, intrigue, and witch-hunting. It reads like a fantastical historical fiction novel, and the fear of being discovered is real.

Odette has always been a witch; it runs in her family. When she was a little girl, other little girls would ask her to teach them little spells and tricks for fun until their parents found out and forced them to avoid her and her home. As she grows up, Witchfinders run rampant through towns and cities alike, searching for witches (or more accurately, women with any intelligence) to dole out their perceived justice using Salem-style trials. Odette wants to forget her magic so she can live in peace in the woods alone and grow old without being pursued by the Witchfinders who are pure human evil, but her magic goes into her core and will not let her dissolve it.

The magic in this book is strong, but the tangible strength is Gwendolyn Kiste’s ability to convey the isolation and wariness that can accompany a witch, even in the real world. People often see herbalists and Wiccans as novelties, a ‘thing’ to pursue if interests are piqued or they need something they can’t get elsewhere. Once that interest is satiated, magical people are often shunned and pushed away like an embarrassing memory. The abandonment Odette feels from her town and her friends is a magnified version of what witches still feel today.

I recommend this book because it feels so genuine. You feel for Odette. You get a great sense of her magic, her fears, and her loneliness. It is authentic and paints an accurate picture of humanity on all sides, including when women don’t stand up to support other women for whatever reason. If you want to feel deeply and delve into the magical woods with Odette, pick up a copy of “Boneset & Feathers” today.
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