A village on the Devil’s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village’s darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen King’s classic short story “Children of the Corn” and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damned by Wolf Rilla.
“You steal into your sister’s room and sit down on her bed. You say the words I’m going to tell you, and when her soul appears on her lips, you catch it for me.”
Stefan Kiesbye’s Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone is an endless maze that weaves between the dark stories of friends growing up in a small village. Superstition, murder, child abuse, and even the devil himself leave scars upon the villagers. This is definitely a dark twisted book that will leave you thinking long after you finish.
To celebrate the release of Your House Is on Fire, Your Children All Gone on audio there will be a giveaway from November 18th—November 26th. Be sure to keep an eye out on Tantor’s Facebook page for information on the giveaway. The audiobook is narrated by James Langton and Alison Larkin and will be published on November 26th.
Cassandra McNeil steers clear of the moor.