Books On Our Radar: Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke
Seven Endless Forests by April Genevieve Tucholke is a companion novel to her most recently released The Boneless Mercies, and can be read as a standalone. This is a gender flipped retelling of the Arthurian Legend, which will grant you a journey story with druids and bards alike. So you will get to visit the lush world that was set in feminist retelling of Beowulf, The Boneless Mercies, but you don’t have to read it first, but with a whole month before the release, you have plenty of time to catch up! Plus just look at the cover, it’s striking! Seven Endless Forests is releasing on March 31st, so be sure to add it to your TBR now!
Thank you to Fierce Reads and Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) for the advance copy.
The Seven Endless Forestsby April Genevieve Tucholke
on March 31, 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Retellings
In this gorgeous standalone companion to the critically acclaimed fantasy, The Boneless Mercies, April Tucholke spins a bold and blood-hungry retelling of the King Arthur legend that is perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Garth Nix, and Laini Taylor.
On the heels of a devastating plague, Torvi’s sister, Morgunn, is stolen from the family farm by Uther, a flame-loving Fremish wolf-priest who leads a pack of ragged, starving girls. Torvi leaves the only home she’s ever known, and joins a shaven-skulled druid and a band of roaming Elsh artists known as the Butcher Bards. They set out on a quest to rescue Torvi’s sister, and find a mythical sword.
On their travels, Torvi and her companions will encounter magical night wilds and mystical Drakes who trade in young men. They will sing rowdy Elshland ballads in a tree-town tavern, and find a mysterious black tower in an Endless Forest. They will fight alongside famous Vorseland archers and barter with Fremish wizards. They will feast with rogue Jade Fell children in a Skal Mountain cave, and seek the help of a Pig Witch. They will face wild, dangerous magic that leads to love, joy, tragedy, and death.
Torvi set out to rescue a sister, but she may find it’s merely the first step toward a life that is grander and more glorious than anything she could have imagined.