New Book!

I am THRILLED to be able to tell you that I have sold another novel! Here’s the official announcement from Publisher’s Weekly:

“Kristin Rens at Balzer + Bray has acquired a YA fantasy novel by Cruel Beauty author Rosamund Hodge. The book, What Monstrous Gods, starts where “Sleeping Beauty” leaves off, as Lia, a girl chosen by the gods of Runakhia, releases the royal family from 500 years of enchanted sleep and kills the heretic sorcerer who trapped them—only to find that the gods are not as benevolent as they appear, and the ghost of the sorcerer she killed may be her only help to protect her life and country. Publication is planned for winter 2020; Hannah Bowman at Liza Dawson Associates did the deal for world rights.”

New Short Story: “The Lamps Thereof Are Fire and Flames”

I’m thrilled to have a short story published in the latest issue of Uncanny Magazine! You can read it on the website, or purchase the entire issue as an ebook. (Kindle|Weightless Books)

THE LAMPS THEREOF ARE FIRE AND FLAMES

The second queen forbade any telling of tales or writing of histories. Sufficient to the day is the evil thereof. Let him that breaks this law see his own hands cut off before he loses his eyes.

You have taken so much more from me, my Queen. But I will tell my story anyway.

Short Story: “OF THE DEATH OF KINGS”

I have a new short story up at The Hanging Garden:

OF THE DEATH OF KINGS

They like their princesses buried, in this kingdom.

Some kingdoms encase them in crystal, others sink them in pools, still others leave them lying on silk-draped beds. But here in Sendrava, they bury their princesses under six feet of earth, and they plant rose-bushes or apple trees over them.

It’s all one to the Adjudicator.