The Sins on Their Bones

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Random House Canada
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About the Author

LAURA R. SAMOTIN and her spouse live with two enormously large felines. When she's not pursuing her academic research on military tactics, power politics, and leadership, she relishes her role as a full-time cat servant.



"The Sins on Their Bones is a novel of grief flayed open with surgical care, a story like a broken bone healing stronger than before. From war-torn shuls to opulent palaces to hidden rooms with cold secrets, Samotin has created a queer Jewish fantasy world that feels real enough to step into. The journey is dark, but never lonely." --Lauren Ring, World Fantasy Award winner and Nebula finalist

"Intense and visceral, with a romance that showcases the restorative power of love on the wounded, this stunning debut will leave you spellbound from the first page." --Aden Polydoros, author of The City Beautiful and World Fantasy Award finalist

"Samotin's debut is both epic and intimate, both sharp and sumptuous, both painful and ultimately hopeful, with Jewish magic in its bones. Novo-Svitsevo will linger in my heart for a long time." --Rebecca Podos, Lambda Award-winning author of From Dust, A Flame

"An enthralling story that never flinches away from its darkest moments--Dimitri, Vasily, and even Alexey will carve themselves into your hearts and linger with you long after reading. With impeccable world-building, gut-wrenching prose, and a deeply compelling plot, The Sins on Their Bones is a must-read book of 2024. I can't wait to read whatever Samotin writes next." --Lillie Lainoff, author of One for All

"Samotin has crafted a modern classic which explores love, family and loyalty whilst dabbling in dark magic, high octane sexual tension and a web of romance that I will never stop thinking about. The Sins on Their Bones is a book that you will devour with ease, but be careful, because it too will devour you--soul, heart and mind. I CANNOT stop thinking about this book." --Ben Alderson, author of Heir to Thorn and Flame

"Gothic and glorious, The Sins on Their Bones is the dark Jewish fantasy I've been craving. Novo-Svitsevo will stay with you long after you've finished the last page." --Natasha Siegel, author of Solomon's Crown

"The Sins on Their Bones is a book that will break your heart and then fuse it back together, stronger for having been broken. It's a story of agency and abuse, about what we deserve and what we owe ourselves, about finding the strength to forgive ourselves and to accept the forgiveness of others. Samotin is a powerful new voice in the genre, with this queer dark fantasy that reminds us that there is always, always a light in the dark." --Kamilah Cole, author of So Let Them Burn

"An implacable tangle of dark histories and intense passions, damaging desperation and many kinds of healing love." --Davinia Evans, author of Notorious Sorcerer

"Set in an imaginative, lived-in world steeped in Jewish mysticism, The Sins on Their Bones walks a tightrope between darkness and light, between heavy themes and levity, between escaping the monsters from your past and becoming one in the present. Get ready to fall in love with Samotin's characters--even the villain! Especially the villain." --Genoveva Dimova, author of Foul Days

"A heart-wrenching tale of love, loss and the long, difficult road to healing, The Sins on Their Bones is an unmissable debut from a powerful new voice." --K.M. Enright, author of Mistress of Lies