Kingdom of Needle and Bone

Kingdom of Needle and Bone Review

We live in an age of wonders.

Modern medicine has conquered or contained many of the diseases that used to carry children away before their time, reducing mortality and improving health. Vaccination and treatment are widely available, not held in reserve for the chosen few. There are still monsters left to fight, but the old ones, the simple ones, trouble us no more.

Or so we thought. For with the reduction in danger comes the erosion of memory, as pandemics fade from memory into story into fairy tale. Those old diseases can’t have been so bad, people say, or we wouldn’t be here to talk about them. They don’t matter. They’re never coming back.

How wrong we could be.

It begins with a fever. By the time the spots appear, it’s too late: Morris’s disease is loose on the world, and the bodies of the dead begin to pile high in the streets. When its terrible side consequences for the survivors become clear, something must be done, or the dying will never stop. For Dr. Isabella Gauley, whose niece was the first confirmed victim, the route forward is neither clear nor strictly ethical, but it may be the only way to save a world already in crisis. It may be the only way to atone for her part in everything that’s happened.

She will never be forgiven, not by herself, and not by anyone else. But she can, perhaps, do the right thing.

We live in an age of monsters.

Title:Kingdom of Needle and Bone
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • karen

    oh, man - i forgot to float this on pubday! ahem - NOW AVAILABLE!!!thanks, assholes! for some reason, the synopsis for this one didn’t excite me - no zombies, no sentient tapeworms, no killer mermai...

  • Debra

    "We never think about what our choices are going to mean for the lives of the ones we love," said Izzy. "We only think about what they're going to mean for us. If we're lucky, we're not the only ones ...

  • destiny ? [howling libraries]

    It starts with one little girl, the reappearance of a disease that should have long since been eradicated by vaccines, slowly making its way back into the world as anti-vaxxer movements rise. But thi...

  • Mel (Epic Reading)

    Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire) continues to amaze me. What an incredible story this is. A novella that could easily be extended into a book or three. This flu epidemic gone wrong dystopian story make...

  • Steven

    Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.As many of you know, I *adore* Seanan McGuire. Seriously, she's one of my top favorite authors and I...

  • Schizanthus

    The difference between hero and villain was so frequently in the paperwork that most people never thought to file. I love this book and I need MORE! Part of me adored that ending and another part of...

  • Fiona

    The logic of the picketers outside Dr. Gauley’s practice was terribly easy to follow, if she let go of the idea that words had meanings, and chose instead to go down the rabbit hole of correlation e...

  • Lena

    “That’s the thing about monsters, Angie,” said Izzy, lowering the gun. “It takes one to know one.” Oh My God Mira Grant!You gave me chills and they’re multiplying. But I’m smiling throu...

  • Denise

    This is the first book I have read by Mira Grant although I am from familiar with her other writings under the name Seanan MaGuire. I understood that Grant’s books leaned toward horror which is not ...

  • Patrick

    2.6This is the 7th work by this author that I’ve read and as much as I wanted to like it, I had a hard time getting into it. The biggest issue to me is that throughout much of it, the book reads mor...