A Treasure of Bone & Promises is the first novella in a fantasy series, The Winter King. Each story forms together into a plot arc but can be read as stand-alone books.
A dark fairytale fantasy following the young heroine Caewen on a journey through wild mountains and dark forests, finally to meet the charmed and eerie Wisht Folk, where she will find that what seemed to be a straightforward quest is not quite as simple as those around her may want her believe...
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Christopher Johnstone lives in Melbourne.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The detail in this novella is surprising. Considering it’s length, I expected it to feel a bit rushed and lacking. I was wrong. This novella reads a bit like a excerpt out of a bigger story and in many ways it is. The descriptions in this novella are well done. From the magician Mannagarm, to the ghoul among the Whist, the descriptions are gritty and dark. This world is rough and dark. I love that the hero is a woman. It’s not often the hero in a fantasy novella is a woman. Usually it’s a whole pile of guys with women playing less labor intensive roles. Not here, Caewen is no queen or high born lady. She is from the poorest conditions and still manages to triumph. A great start to what I hope will be a great series.