Once Was Willem Once Was Willem

Once Was Willem

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Publisher Description

'A WILD FEVER-DREAM OF A NOVEL - COMPLICATED, MOSTROUS AND BEAUTIFUL' Seanan McGuire, Hugo Award-winning author

From the bestselling M. R. Carey comes an utterly unique and enchantingly dark epic fantasy fable like no other.


This is the tale of Once Was Willem, who - eleven hundred and some years after the death of Christ, in the kingdom that had but recently begun to call itself England - rose from the dead to defeat a great evil facing the humble village of Cosham.

Pennick for all its beauty was ever a place with a dark reputation. The forests of the Chase were said to be home to nixies and boggarts, and there was a common belief, passed down through many generations, that the castle housed an unquiet ghost of terrible and malign power. These rumours I can attest were all true; indeed they fell short of the truth by a long way . . .

'A delicious blend of horror, fantasy and historical fiction, Once Was Willem gave me exactly what I crave most as a reader - the unexpected. That, and a main character I would fight to the undeath for. A unique and brilliant book' Jen Williams, British Fantasy Award-winning author of The Ninth Rain

'It's a long time since a book has reached out and just entirely enveloped me in its world the way Once Was Willem did. Astounding, and I loved every moment of it - it had me absolutely rapt' RJ Barker, author of The Bone Ships

'It's so absurdly fun and readable, you nearly miss the incredible use of language and lore. Lovable grotesques and ghastly villains populate a compelling folk-tale. Absolutely wonderful' Gareth Hanrahan, author of The Gutter Prayer

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
AVAILABLE
2025
4 March
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
Little, Brown Book Group

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