The Raven And The Reindeer

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"Do you have a name?” asked Gerta.
“I do,” said the raven.
Gerta waited.
The raven fluffed its beard. “I am the Sound of Mouse Bones Crunching Under the Hooves of God.”
Gerta blinked a few times. “That’s…quite a name.”
“I made it myself,” said the raven, preening. “I stole the very shiniest words and hoarded them all up until they made something worth having. ‘Sound’ and 'God’ were particularly well-guarded. 'Crunching’ I found in a squirrel nest, though."
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The Raven & The Reindeer, T. Kingfisher

My new book is out today! It’s called “The Raven and the Reindeer” and it’s a retelling of the Snow Queen. It’s available on Amazon, Smashwords, and check this page for links to other formats like Kobo, Nook, and iBooks, as they become available.

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Panur's avatar
OH MY GOD I JUST FINISHED READING THIS BOOK and now i find it was written by one of the da's i've followed for YEARS??? what a small world! what wonderful literature! thank you so, so much for it, i loved it so deeply!
Chepseh's avatar
Sorry, but one of my first thoughts after reading this went to: www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNoS2B… ;P
Steven-T-H-N's avatar
i absolutely am obsessed with Nurk and I'm a grown ass man.  so I will be buying all that I can of your future literary works.  as well as the complete digger as soon as I can.  
Haru-chii's avatar
This book was awesome. I ended up getting most of your other books in the process.
sphynn's avatar
Still waiting for a new "Conspiracy of Mammals", or Goth Bat, or Chu, or Legends of Ed, or Gearworld book... but for now, thanks for the continuing regular doses of awesome.  I can't wait for Harriet #2 to come soon.  

Devoured Dragonbreath #11, Castle Hangnail, etc. - literally: I chewed and swallowed each page in appreciation.  Not really. 
wetwombat's avatar
Bought and devoured, can't recommend ENOUGH!  And Sound of Mouse Bones Crunching Under the Hooves of God is THE BEST sidekick!
aseariel's avatar
Ooo :wow: 
Sounds quite intriguing!
perfesser-bear's avatar
Congrats on another publication!

Thinking about names -- the Kitsune tells me her real name is early Japanese -- actually Ryukyuan -- for The Gentle Rains That Come Before the Monsoon.  I think your Raven has her beat by a mile.
LissaMonster's avatar
I just bought it on my Nook! I am sooooooooooooooooo excited!! :) Thank you!!
orangecranestudios's avatar
Only a quarter of the way through so far, but it's just as amazing as your other stories! I can't wait to finish it. And I might have to re-read the Seventh Bride while I'm at it! Keep up the amazing stories, you have a lot of talent and a unique voice that is both playful but realistically grounded at the same time. I look forward to your next adventure. :)
nofna's avatar
My mother just picked up an old book filled with fairy tales last month. Saw The Snow Queen for the first time in there.
Ayumi-Fallassion's avatar
EEEeee! I need to get it!
Haru-chii's avatar
Okay, I just might have to check this book out.
Servitor2152's avatar
Wonderful.  Raven names are the best.
dirtgrubdylan's avatar
Well done! I love the Raven's self-proclaimed name.
ParodyHam's avatar
Wow. That hook sounds... amazing. <3

“I am the Sound of Mouse Bones Crunching Under the Hooves of God.”

^ That is especially brilliant. So descriptive!
ScribbleJotter's avatar
I have it.  It's excellent.  I may be reading it at work...erm...0:)
Koizum-zum's avatar
Congrats!!! I can't wait to read it!
Shaudawn's avatar
Wow.  Nice hook.  Raven sounds just right.  :D  I will need to check out more of your writing.
Ferngirl's avatar
Great writing~
Ryua's avatar
Now that is a name. Very raveny.
bear48's avatar
cool 
good luck 
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