Rae knows how to look out for family. Born with a deformed foot, she feigns indifference to the pity and insults that come her way. Wary of all things beautiful, Rae instantly distrusts their latest visitor: an appallingly attractive faerie. Further, his presence imperils the secret her sister guards. But when the local townspeople show up demanding his blood, Rae must find a way to protect both her sister’s secret and their guest. Even if that means risking herself.
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About the Writing
I initially wrote The Bone Knife for myself. It came about like this: After spending years on Thorn, and continuing to read YA Fantasy obsessively, I’ve developed a bit of a pet peeve: I’m sick of nonfunctioning or dysfunctional families in the genre. While I understand the idea behind having the main character’s family absent from their life and story (striking off on your own, coming of age, etc. etc.), surely that can be done within the context of having a caring family? There are, of course, examples out there of main characters from relatively functional and present families, but they are rare.
As I began thinking through Book 1 of the companion trilogy to Thorn, I realized that I wanted my heroine to come from one such rare (fictionally speaking) household. But what would it look like? Of course both Rae and her family aren’t perfect, and even if they care about each other, they are liable to make mistakes and have issues, but what would it actually look like? I wrote this story to help myself understand that question. Oh, and also to answer one other vital question:
Where did that awesome bone knife Rae keeps using come from?