Legrand’s lush and uniquely evocative prose keeps tensions high throughout Amity’s struggle with her magic, fury, and conscience.
Legrand successfully brings a supernatural gruesomeness to her exploration of morality and agency.
The Handmaid’s Tale meets The Craft in this feminist standalone from Legrand (the Empirium trilogy), a fusion of horror and queer romantic fantasy that advocates unity, self-empowerment, and societal change.
Legrand crafts a fiercely unsubtle feminist fantasy that takes on the patriarchy and the toxicity of hate.
The book’s message is a worthy one: ‘It is no small thing, to have a gentle heart.’
The peril always seems real, evoked fully as the author switches from Thorn’s to Brier’s to Celestyna’s to the Gulgot’s internal thoughts. . . . [An] edgy, intricate fantasy.