Godly Heathens

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Wednesday Books
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5.81 X 8.5 X 1.03 inches | 1.01 pounds

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About the Author
H.E. Edgmon is an author of queer speculative fiction across genres. Once a stray dog in the rural south, he now makes his home in the Pacific Northwest with a family of his own design. Haunted and hopeful, his work aims to offer levity without flinching from hard truths. In his writing and his daily life, H.E. will always prioritize the pursuit of an Indigenous future, the safety of our most vulnerable, and making a terrible joke whenever possible.

"Electrifying...Edgmon thoughtfully explores issues of agency, identity, and mental illness via an inventive mythology; a high-stakes, action-packed plot; and a vibrantly drawn, intersectionally diverse cast embroiled in realistically thorny relationships." - Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"A monstrously thrilling, deeply emotional, and mythologically rich fantasy about seizing your own power." - School Library Journal, Starred Review

"With a compelling plotline and cast of characters, Godly Heathens establishes an intriguing setup for the planned second book in the Ouroburos duology. Its depth in content and theme creates a profound story that will empower and inspire." - BookPage, Starred Review

"Rich with complex and morally gray characters--especially its lovably unreliable narrator--this duology starter will delight fans of horror and dark fantasy through its twisty conclusion...this is definitely the book for anyone who claims to support trans rights and trans wrongs." - Booklist

"Fast-paced and engaging, the novel addresses queer identity, mental health, and belonging to and disconnection from one's land and language, while weaving a vivid magic realm with its own logic. A thrilling fantasy series opener." - Kirkus

"Edgmon (The Witch King duology) crafts a brutal homage to queer perseverance in this bloody young adult fantasy." - Shelf Awareness

"Sharp as a blade, twice as vicious, and an outstretched hand all at once; a reminder to messy, angry kids that they can find their power no matter what they must do to survive. Absolutely unhinged and utterly unforgettable." - Andrew Joseph White, New York Times bestselling author of Hell Followed with Us

"This is the kind of book that changes young lives. The kind readers will force into their friends' hands and shout, 'Read this now!'. The kind where readers will fall in love with every character who is messy and sexy and terrible in their own way. The worldbuilding is fun and creative, the twists are satisfying, and it is super queer in the best way. There is plenty here to love. If only all the villain stories in YA could be this good!" - Rebecca Roanhorse, New York Times bestselling author of Black Sun

"Vile, nasty, ill-behaved queerness--and I LOVED it. Godly Heathens takes the evil stereotype of queers as monsters--particularly ones in trans bodies--and embraces monstrosity with power and agency. A country-fried horror extravaganza you cannot miss!" - Adam Sass, award-winning author of Surrender Your Sons and The 99 Boyfriends of Micah Summers

"Godly Heathens is as whip-smart as it is delightfully unhinged, oscillating between heart-pounding action, laugh-out-loud humor, and poignant discussions of identity. Paired with its baked-in layers of queer teen messiness, it's safe to say this series is off to an explosive start. Edgmon does not miss." - Kayla Cottingham, New York Times bestselling author of My Dearest Darkest