New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Monstress, Tiger Eye) leads you deep into the heart of the tangled woods, in her long-awaited debut story collection. In her dark, romantic, and spellbinding short fiction you will find dangerous magic, and even more dangerous women.
"Marjorie Liu is magic! Her writing is passionate, lyric, gritty, and riveting. She belongs high on everyone's must-read list."
--Elizabeth Lowell, author of Only Mine
Briar, bodyguard for a body-stealing sorceress, discovers her love for Rose, whose true soul emerges only once a week. An apprentice witch seeks her freedom through betrayal, the bones of the innocent, and a meticulously-plotted spell. In a world powered by crystal skulls, a warrior returns to save China from invasion by her jealous ex. A princess runs away from an arranged marriage, finding family in a strange troupe of traveling actors at the border of the kingdom's deep, dark woods
Concluding with a gorgeous full-length novella, Marjorie Liu's first short fiction collection is an unflinching sojourn into Liu's thorny tales of love, struggle, and redemption.