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The Thread That Binds the Bones

By Nina Kiriki Hoffman
The Thread That Binds the Bones by Nina Kiriki Hoffman digital book - Fable

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Winner of the Bram Stoker Award: Tom can see ghosts—and that’s the least of his gifts. Now he must harness his newfound magic to save Chapel Hollow.

A drifter trying to hide his extraordinary powers—and find a place where he belongs—Tom Renfield has recently settled in the small Oregon town of Arcadia. But when Laura Bolte gets into his cab, he’s plunged deep into a world of magic he didn’t even know existed.
 
The pair is thrown together by supernatural forces, and Tom learns that Laura is the gifted daughter of an ancient family who lives in the nearby enclave of Chapel Hollow. But the mysterious clan has dark—and dangerous—secrets.
 
If Tom is to have any hope of finding the kinship he’s been looking for, he and Laura must find a way to protect the home of her ancestors and the innocent citizens of Arcadia.
 
The debut of a Philip K. Dick Award nominee who has been called “this generation’s Ray Bradbury,” The Thread That Binds the Bones is an extraordinary fantasy novel by the author of A Fistful of Sky and The Silent Strength of Stones (TheSunday Oregonian).
 
The Thread That Binds the Bones is the 1st book in the Chapel Hollow Novels, but you may enjoy reading the series in any order. This ebook includes the bonus stories “Lost Lives” and “Caretaking.”
 
 

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“What an odd choice for a Stoker Award. Ghosts factor in a little, and a few of the things that happen are horrifying, but this is pretty strictly a dark urban fantasy. The story follows Tom, a former janitor whose ability to see both spirits and the threads that make up the universe make up the universe has made him a recluse, who gets caught up in the affairs of a powerful family of magic-users. After inadvertently marrying into the clan, he begins to use his powers, along with the ghost of a former family patriarch, to uproot the whole system. A heartwarming examination of what happens when you tackle toxic family dynamics with extraordinary empathy, the book is all about creating love and understanding in characters who may have never understood the concept. Unfortunately, the best characters and dynamics lie outside our two leads, meaning every time we cut to our main lovebirds we're begging for more time with the rest of the family. Also, there seems to be no power limit to our main character, which limits the stakes at certain moments. Overall a worthwhile read with some rather glaring downsides. I'm curious to read the sequels.”

About Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s The Thread That Binds the Bones won the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel. Its follow-up, The Silent Strength of Stones, was a finalist for the Nebula and World Fantasy Awards. In addition to writing, Hoffman teaches, has worked part-time at a bookstore, and does production work for Fantasy & Science Fiction magazine. She sings and plays guitar, mandolin, and fiddle, among other instruments, performing regularly at various granges and other venues near her home in Eugene, Oregon.
 

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