A wonderfully bent fairy tale from T. Kingfisher, the princess is not out to marry the prince, instead she’s out to kill him for his sins.This is a darker-than-usual Kingfisher title–the wit and sharp writing is there, but usual laughs she provides aren’t nor should they be. This is not a story where laughter would be right. It’s a story about endurance and necessity in a situation where there’s precious little to laugh about. Highly recommended dark fantasy for the genre-savvy who want their fairy tale with blood and bite to it.
Nettle & Bone by T. Kingfisher, (List Price: $25.99, Tor Books, 9781250244048, April 2022)
Reviewed by Alex Mcleod, The Haunted Book Shop in Mobile, Alabama