Thursday, November 8, 2012

The Bone Knife by Intisar Khanani (Blog Tour)

If you remember, I once reviewed Thorn by this same author and loved it! So, when I heard that she released a new fantasy short story, I jumped at the chance to read it (I jump a lot for books. It's a wonder that I'm not more fit).

The Bone Knife takes place in this interesting world, where the fey live with humans (although the humans don't like them). Rae is a cripple whose family is suddenly visited by a fey (ostensibly to buy a horse). As a result, she has to juggle protecting her younger sisters and making sure no one upsets their guest.

Basically, this is like a teaser. It's an interesting introduction to Rae and her sisters, and creates enough empathy for Rae that there will be an instant connection once the reader picks up The Theft of Sunlight (which apparently is the name for the upcoming trilogy).

And bonus points for us, since this world is supposed to be like Thorn (which means it's really close to magical realism, but maybe more magical?) and I'm really hoping to see some of my "old friends" in this upcoming trilogy.

This is a short read, but it definitely piqued my interest in the trilogy.

Diclaimer: I got a free copy of this book from Enchanted Book Blog Tours in exchange for a free and honest review. a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Hi Eustacia -

    Thanks so much for your review of The Bone Knife. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I hope there was enough story for it to be a fun read on its own--though you're right, it's both a teaser and a bit of an apology from me for those fans who were hoping the first book in Theft would come out early this spring (as in January). Eep.

    Looks like you're having an awesome Nano. Congrats!


    1. Hi Intisar,

      Thanks for stopping by my blog! I can't wait for the first book in Theft, The Bone Knife really was fantastic!

      And yup, I'm having a great Nano. I hope you're having a productive one too!


  2. Oh wow. I adored Thorn too. So good to know you liked this one. :)


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