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BOOKS & BONE
A Librarians-and-Necromancy Fantasy with Small Town Charm in a City of the Dead
The others believe in blood and bone. Ree believes in books.
She manages the libraries and draws maps for the denizens of her hometown, a secret society of necromancers hiding in a sprawling underground crypt. Though they look down on her for not practicing their craft, Ree has bigger ambitions than raising the dead. She’s going to resurrect therianthropy, the ancient magic of shapeshifting. Or at least — she’ll do it if it really exists. And if she can find the books that prove it.
But Smythe, a chatty historian from the world above, stumbles into the crypt and takes a curse meant for Ree. Now she has to find a way to save him, keep the townsfolk off her back, and convince her necromancer parents that shapeshifting is a viable career path.
Ree is certain that if she and Smythe combine their scholarly skill sets, they’ll find the right books to solve their problems. But Ree’s search for power might put the entire town in danger, and her father and the other townsfolk want Smythe dead lest he reveal their home to a world that hates them.
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(Cover art by Anna Pazyniuk)
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NON PLAYER CHARACTER
Tar has always felt like a non-player character. She never seems to have enough words to say — to her mum, to her friends, in her job. She feels like she’s just running through set lines and cannot express herself as a person. She’s tried all kinds of escapism — books, video games — but she’s heard Dungeons & Dragons is the real deal.
The only problem: she’ll have to meet people. Face-to-face. And with her awkward mix of autism and anxiety, she’s never been great with people. In fact, she’s been voice-losing, muscle-twitching, running-away bad.
Wydis attempts to tame a feral blackwing dragon in the hopes that together they can challenge the Elysian Knight laying claim to her village in the empty wilds. Only a fellow dragon rider can challenge a Knight, and only nobility are ever given the precious dragon eggs. But Wydis is not a noble and she’ll have to do without a noble dragon or the divine connection that imprinting on a hatchling brings. This blackwing could be her only hope of saving her home — if it doesn’t kill her, first.