by Meg Ripley


by Meg Ripley


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"It's amazing what the spirit can cope with to preserve the body. My spirit is a mighty oak that just won't fall."

In a fantastical aftermath of the Salem witch trials, magical women known as the Dirty have signed a contract swearing off their innate magic in exchange for freedom from violence by non-magical Freemen. Two hundred years later, in a Catskills orphanage, headmistress Whitetail has sprouted antlers-proof of a violated contract. When her wealthy benefactor visits, proposing marriage, her appearance sparks abuse. Rushing to her teacher's defense, eight-year-old Rabbit curses the Beard dead, and Whitetail's arrested on trumped-up charges.

As Whitetail awaits her trial and execution, Rabbit is groomed as the Freemen's star witness and learns of the terrifying reality to which they aspire. With her magic at stake and a loose tooth in her mouth, Rabbit has little left to lose. And a revolution to gain.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951971144
Publisher: Creature Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 09/24/2024
Pages: 380
Sales rank: 141,660
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Meg Ripley was born in Ontario and raised in Newfoundland, Canada, surrounded by whales and icebergs. After a BFA from the University of Western Ontario with a focus in drawing and an interest women's studies, she won a stint as a fry-cook at the local diner. She set her sights on NYC and an MFA in illustration from The School of Visual Arts. The program's mandatory (ahem, I-can't-believe-they're-making-me-do-this) writing workshop came to hold more value than she could have ever anticipated.Her illustration work for various fashion and design agencies culminated in a tenure as creative director for a brand development firm--but then came her beautiful children, and an idea for a book that she couldn't ignore. These days, she writes horror and dark fantasy from her family's Brooklyn apartment while ceaselessly singing the praises of both boredom and the outdoors to her two sons.
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