Foul Days

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Author: Genoveva Dimova

Category: Fiction & related items

Book Format: Paperback / softback

Publisher: Wildfire

ISBN: 9781035420995

RRP: $24.99


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‘A fresh, gritty world bursting with wonderful characters’ALLISON SAFT, author of A Far Wilder Magic

A fast-paced thrill ride with immersive worldbuilding’ FRANCES WHITE, author of Voyage of the Damned

As a witch in the walled city of Chernograd, Kosara has plenty of practice treating lycanthrope bites, bargaining with kikimoras, and slaying bloodsucking upirs. There’s only one monster she can’t defeat: her ex, the Zmey, known as the Tsar of Monsters. She’s defied him one too many times and now he’s hunting her. Betrayed by someone close to her, Kosara’s only choice is to trade her shadow-the source of her powers-for a quick escape.

Unfortunately, Kosara soon develops the deadly sickness that plagues shadowless witches-and only reclaiming her magic can cure her. To find it, she’s forced to team up with a suspiciously honorable detective. Even worse, all the clues point in a single direction: To get her shadow back, Kosara will have to face the Foul Days’ biggest threats without it. And she’s only got twelve days.

But in a city where everyone is out for themselves, who can Kosara trust to assist her in outwitting the biggest monster from her past?

A brilliant modern fantasy that’s not afraid to show its teeth.’ ED MCDONALD, author of The Redwinter Chronicles

Early reader reviews:

‘This is a must read! Honestly I can’t wait to read whatever Ms. Dimova comes up with next!’

‘Delightfully witty and utterly charming’

‘A truly breathless romp that grabs you from the very first page and doesn’t let go’

‘If you are unfamiliar with Balkan folklore, this is an excellent starting point.’

Charming, wry, and emotionally resonant. Dimova’s propulsive, assured prose captures a fresh, gritty world bursting with wonderful characters-and monsters galore! Get ready to meet your new favorite supernatural crime-busting duo.

Sharply written, utterly imaginative, by turns terrifying and hopeful-a wonderful read.

There’s no safety when the Foul Days come for you: this book will drag you in and not let you go until dawn.

Foul Days is a fast-paced murder mystery in a Balkan-inspired fantasy world where your ex can be a literal monster. Charming, clever, and compulsively readable, this debut is wholly original and monstrously fun.

A sure-footed, swift-paced race against time, Foul Days brings Slavic folklore to terrifying life. This is a brilliant modern fantasy that’s not afraid to show its teeth.

Foul Days is a phenomenal blend of danger and delight from an exciting new voice in fantasy. The characters, the world, the magic, and the monsters are all compelling, but the deft way in which Dimova brings them all to life while weaving in heavier themes of classism and abuse will leave you breathlessly awaiting the sequel long before you reach that final page.

A fast-paced thrill ride with immersive worldbuilding and a snarky but realistic main character who you just can’t help but root for.

An immersive, thrilling read which will stand as a classic of Slavic folklore among the likes of Katherine Arden’s Winternight Trilogy

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