Kacey Rayburn lives in the Appalachian Mountains. Born into a family of granny witches and gravediggers, she loves long walks in the cemetery. She’s obsessed with folk horror, forbidden love, haunted dolls, and mermaids. Sing Our Bones Eternal is her debut novel. Her fiction has also appeared in The Theatre Phantasmagoria, Trembling With Fear, Dark Dead Things, Myth & Lore Zine, and Grim & Gilded.
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Dream-like and nightmarish, Sing Our Bones Eternal is a bewitching blend of fairy tale and folk horror as beautiful as it is brutal. Steeped in mermaid tears and bloody secrets, Rayburn’s haunting debut will devour you.
When Senga Goldie finds herself stranded on Hourglass Isle with her wicked family, she becomes the host of an ancestral haunting. Bound by a covenant to a hungry god, Senga has all the trappings of a huntress, but her world is shattered when a mirror-wielding mermaid befriends her. Through the mist and the fog, cloven bodies wash ashore. Sinister songs haunt the tide pools, and burnt offerings rise from the sea cliffs.
Title: Sing Our Bones Eternal
Publisher: House of Soul Cakes
Release Date: March 29, 2023
Content Warning: Psychological horror, body horror, violence, animal sacrifice, blood,
and sexual content. Intended for 18+ years old.
Cover Design: Tea Jagodić (paperback) and Chloe Coblentz (hardcover)
Cartographer: J.C. Greening