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Gwendolyn Kiste is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of And Her Smile Will Untether the Universe, from JournalStone; the dark fantasy novella, Pretty Marys All in a Row, from Broken Eye Books; and her debut novel, The Rust Maidens, from Trepidatio Publishing. Her short fiction has appeared in Nightmare Magazine, Shimmer, Black Static, Daily Science Fiction, Interzone, LampLight, and Three-Lobed Burning Eye as well as Flame Tree Publishing's Chilling Horror Short Stories anthology, among others.

Originally from Ohio, she now resides on an abandoned horse farm outside of Pittsburgh with her husband, two cats, and not nearly enough ghosts.
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The Rust Maidens

3.79 avg rating — 1,059 ratings — published 2018 — 6 editions
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Boneset & Feathers by Gwendolyn Kiste
"Kiste's latest novel invites us into a world of fantasy, witchcraft, and darkness in the form of shadows, dug up ghosts, and of course the witchfinders -- men who are all too happy to watch a woman's body burn. Lush language and a main character (Ode" Read more of this review »
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"The book reads like a grim, dark fairy tale, and called to mind the atmosphere of the film Sleepy Hollow (1999), but make no mistake — there’s no room for whimsy or Burtonesque fanciful humor here. These are dangerous times for the protagonist, and h" Read more of this review »
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"“She knew how this would go. That while the witchfinders are more than happy to murder anyone, it’s easy to guess who they’ll choose first: a mother, a sister, a daughter. Something about a woman’s burning body enlivens these men. How much sweeter ou" Read more of this review »
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“It was the most beautiful and horrible thing I’d ever seen, watching her become all that she was meant to be.”
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“The houses were there, of course, just like they should be. But the draped windows stared out at me, drowsing eyes that never rested, and a scent of rotten earth and restlessness breezed through the neighborhood.”
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“He’s almost sixty, practically an old man, his eyes crinkled at the edges and his hair faded to gray. Yet nothing about him feels old to me. He feels exactly the same. I shouldn’t still want him. After all these years and all these mistakes and all these regrets, this shouldn’t be happening. A grown woman acting the same as some swoony girl who can’t get over a crush. I feel like I should be better than this, but apparently, I’m not.”
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