Kacey Rayburn grew up in the Appalachian Mountains. Born into a family of granny witches and gravediggers, she enjoys long walks in the cemetery. She has a sweet fang for chai tea and folk horror. She’s been witching for water and singing to mermaids ever since she can remember. Sing Our Bones Eternal is her debut novel.
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A young woman, stranded on a strange isle, discovers her true nature in this brutally beautiful debut. Rayburn conjures a feast of folk horror with a feminist twist. Through the mist and the fog, cloven bodies wash ashore. Sinister songs haunt the tide pools, and burnt offerings rise from the sea cliffs.
Senga Goldie is an outcast on Hourglass Isle. Her father is wicked. Her mother is beguiled. Bound by a covenant to an old god, Senga has all the trappings of a mermaid huntress. But her world is shattered when a mirror-wielding mermaid befriends her. Caught between blood and water, Senga plunges into peril. But the hourglass is running out, and she must choose between the only life she’s ever known and the deep dark nether.
Title: Sing Our Bones Eternal
Publisher: House of Soul Cakes
Release Date: March 29, 2023
Content Warning: Psychological horror, abuse, violence, murder, animal death, and sexual situations
Cover Design: Tea Jagodić
Interior Design & Cartographer: J.C. Greening