We Choose Our Own Gods Here: Revealing Kerstin Hall’s Asunder | Tor.com

We Choose Our Own Gods Here: Revealing Kerstin Hall’s Asunder

We choose our own gods here.

We’re excited to share the cover for Kerstin Hall’s Asunder, a thrilling, standalone dark fantasy novel that reads like For the Wolf meets Sabriel, forthcoming in August 2024.

We choose our own gods here.

Karys Eska is a Deathspeaker, locked into an irrevocable compact with Sabaster, a terrifying eldritch being—three-faced, hundred-winged, unforgiving—who has granted her the ability to communicate with the newly departed. She pays the rent by using her abilities to investigate suspicious deaths around the troubled city she calls home. When a job goes sideways and connects her to a dying stranger with some very dangerous secrets, her entire world is upended.

Ferain is willing to pay a ludicrous sum of money for her help. To save him, Karys inadvertently binds him to her very shadow, an act that may doom them both. If they want to survive, they will need to learn to trust one another. Together, they must journey to the heart of a faded empire, haunted by arcane horrors, and the unquiet ghosts of their pasts.

And all too soon, Karys knows her debts will come due.

Cover art by Greg Ruth; Design by Christine Foltzer

Kerstin Hall is the author of the novels Asunder and Star Eater, as well as the novellas of the Mkalis Cycle, comprising The Border Keeper and Second Spear. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.


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