Jul 13, 2017 | news

Announcing The Fisher of Bones by Sarah Gailey

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We’re pleased to announce that starting on August 2nd, Fireside will begin publishing The Fisher of Bones, a brand-new serial in twelve parts by none other than Sarah Gailey:

The Prophet is dead. The eyes of the Gods have turned to his daughter. But she isn’t ready. Not for the whispers in her ear, for the divinations… for the blood. Her people’s history and their future, carved by ancients into the bones of long dead behemoths, are now her burden. Only she can read them, interpret the instructions, and guide them to the Promised Land. Their journey is almost at an end, but now, without the Prophet, she must find a way to guide them to the place they will call Home. Through blood and through sand, against the will of her own flock, against the horrors that haunt the darkness, only she can bring her people Home. The Prophet is dead. Long live the Prophetess.

We’ve been publishing Sarah’s stylish prose since early last year, beginning with Haunted, a hell of a haunted-house tale, and most recently with Homesick, a sci-fi horror piece about longing and regret. Her novella, River of Teeth, was recently published by Tor.com to great reviews, and her follow-up, Taste of Marrow, is coming up fast this fall. Sarah is a delightful human being, a pleasure to work with, and you should never, ever underestimate her. We’re excited to take on a more ambitious project with her, and we’re looking forward to getting it into our readers’ hands. Here’s what Brian White, who acquired and is editing The Fisher of Bones, has to say about it:

Fisher of Bones is everything I love about Sarah Gailey: smart, inventive, and soaked in blood. Wait, forget I said that last one. Anyway, I loved working on this with Sarah, and I think you’re going to enjoy taking this journey with us.

We’ll be publishing The Fisher of Bones over the course of the next six months, bringing you a new chapter every two weeks starting on August 2nd. After that, we’ll be publishing it as a stand-alone book, as we’ve done with our serials in the past. But this time, we’ve got a few new tricks up our sleeve, so stay tuned.