Set 500 years in the future, a mad cow-like disease called "Bent Head" has killed off most of the U.S. population. Those remaining turn to magic and sacrifice to cleanse the Earth.
7. February 2018, quoteFoundry
Canada: Random House ; Italy: Rizzoli
7. February 2018, reviewLibrary Journal
Whicker's debut sets the stage for a possible series full of bloodlust, court intrigue, and unforgettable characters. For fans of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, N.K. Jemisin's "Broken Earth" series, and George R.R. Martin's "Song of Ice and Fire"
7. February 2018, reviewPublishers Weekly
Told in rich, dense prose, Whicker's fantasy feels like a blood-steeped dream: there are mummified heads and a religion based on astronauts. The story's voice is vibrant and warm as the Florida heat.
7. February 2018, quoteVivien Shotwell, author of Vienna Nocturne
In a novel marked with heart-stopping violence, brutal ritual, surreal courtly intrigue, and moments of piercing beauty, Julia Whicker imagines a clash of religions in a broken future. The characters, and their world, are unforgettable.
7. February 2018, quoteCharles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe
Visceral and intense... a fully built-out world, rich with color and detail.
7. February 2018, quoteEdan Lepucki, New York Times bestselling author of California
Wonderblood is a richly imagined, otherworldly tale about the power - and danger - of faith and belief. I loved this book's beautiful prose and its startling, brutal, and poetic images; I loved its unique premise and masterful worldbuilding; I loved its c
7. February 2018, quoteKevin Brockmeier, New York Times bestselling author
A richly imagined broken world, one whose land, customs, history, and people are so sharply conveyed that they seem almost to have been incised into the page. I admire Wonderblood for its absorbing and unsettling story, for the uncanny beauty of its prose
7. February 2018, quoteMargot Livesy, New York Times bestselling author
"In fiercely glittering prose Julia Whicker evokes an apocalyptic America where medicine is illegal, everyone is searching for portents and only a severed head can offer protection. I love how richly imagined this novel is and I love how relentlessly it m