Review Copy Available: Cat Hellisen’s Cast Long Shadows (Luna Press)

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ARB has been offered a review copy of Cat Hellisen’s fantasy novel Cast Long Shadows (Luna Press).

If you are interested in reviewing this book for ARB, please reach out to the editors using the form below to express your interest.

From the publisher:

Marjeta Petrell.

Replacement bride, shadow of a dead and perfect wife, step-mother to a duke’s treasured daughter.

A girl out of her depth, alone and afraid.

Magic runs deep in her veins, stitched in blood ties, embroidered with kindness and pain.

In an unfamiliar court, Marjeta must discover who are her friends and who are enemies; who she can trust before she is accused of witchcraft and executed.

About the author:

Cat Hellisen writes fantasy inspired by mythology, the role of the outsider in society, and the broken beautiful. She has lived in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Knysna, and Nottingham, and currently lives in a small town in Scotland, where she spends her non-writing time running around with a Ridiculous Dog, and figure skating (without the dog).

Cat Hellisen’s novels include When the Sea is Rising Red, Beastkeeper, House of Sand and Secrets, Empty Monsters, Bones Like Bridges, and King of the Hollow Dark. Her stories centre around the interplay between blood family and found family, class and magic. Her short stories have appeared in Tor.com, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Apex Magazine, and Something Wicked, and in several anthologies ranging from Lovecraftian to Steampunk to African fiction. She won the Short Story Day Africa award in 2015 for “The Worme Bridge”.


If you are interested in reviewing this title for ARB, please fill out the form below, and let us know why you might be suited for it. While we welcome new writers, please point us towards any of your reviews or other writing if possible (personal blogs or Goodreads are fine). If there are multiple books or essays you’re interested in (see what we’ve Called for Review and have Available for Review), please list them in the order you’re interested in reviewing them.

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