Something old, something new

You may now kiss the bride ... if you dare ...

You may now kiss the bride … if you dare Illustration by Jonathan Bartlett

In our discussion of The War for the Oaks by Emma Bull at last month’s Beamer meeting, one previous selection that came up, due to its similar mash-up of fantasy, fae, and music, was Alex Bledsoe’s Appalachian fantasy, The Hum and the Shiver.  (What can I say?  I love the combination.)

As a follow-up, Mr. Bledsoe has published the story of Bronwyn Hyatt’s wedding to Craig Chess, the young Methodist minister who tries to understand and even preach to Bronwyn’s people, the mysterious Tufa.  Adding to the fun are the Native American fae who attend and return the favor by inviting Bronwyn to one of their handfastings.

The story appears on in advance of the third Tufa novel, Long Black Curl, being published later this month by Tor Books.



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