A world-weary woman races against the clock to survive a deadly forest in this dark, otherworldly fairytale.
We’re thrilled to reveal The Butcher of the Forest, by Nebula and Aurora Award-winning author Premee Mohamed—available Winter 2024 from Tordotcom Publishing.
At the northern edge of a land ruled by a merciless, foreign tyrant lies a wild, forbidden forest ruled by powerful magic.
Veris Thorn—the only one to ever enter the forest and survive—is forced to go back inside to retrieve the missing children of the Tyrant. Inside await traps and trickery, ancient monsters, and hauntings of a painful past.
One day is all Veris is afforded. One misstep will cost everything.
Premee Mohamed (she/her) is a multiple award-nominated Indo-Caribbean scientist and speculative fiction author based in Edmonton, Alberta. She is an Assistant Editor at the short fiction audio venue Escape Pod and the author of the Beneath the Rising series and other works. She can be found on Twitter at @premeesaurus and on her website.