Where the Dark Stands Still

by A.B. Poranek

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A sweeping gothic fairytale romance for fans of A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer and Gallant by V.E. Schwab.

Raised in a small village near the spirit-wood, Liska Radost knows that Magic is monstrous, and its practitioners, monsters.

After Liska unleashes her own powers with devastating consequences, she is caught by the demon warden of the wood - the Leszy - who offers her a bargain: one year of servitude in exchange for a wish.

Whisked away to his crumbling manor, Liska makes an unsettling discovery. She is not the first person to strike this bargain. And if she wants to survive the year and return home, she must unravel her host's spool of secrets and face the ghosts of his past. Those who enter the wood do not always return.

Waterstones exclusive edition with sprayed edges.

  • ISBN13 9780241704639
  • Publish Date 29 February 2024 (first published 27 February 2024)
  • Publish Status Forthcoming
  • Publish Country GB
  • Imprint Penguin Random House Children's UK
  • Edition Waterstones Exclusive
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 416
  • Language English
  • Special Sprayed Edges