Kacey Rayburn lives 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, mermaids, fairy tales, and folk horror. Sing Our Bones Eternal is her debut novel. Her short fiction has also appeared in The Theatre Phantasmagoria, Trembling With Fear, Myth & Lore Zine, and Grim & Gilded.
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Eerily hypnotic, Sing Our Bones Eternal is a mermaid tale like never before. Steeped in blood magic and mermaid tears, 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