There are monsters in the world.
When Violeta Graceling arrives at haunted Lakesedge estate, she expects to find a monster. She knows the terrifying rumors about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem.
There are monsters in the woods.
As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn…
There’s a monster in the shadows, and now it knows my name.
Now, to save Rowan—and herself—Leta must confront the darkness in her past, including unraveling the mystery of her connection to the Lord Under.
Praise for Lakesedge
“This fantasy will please readers looking for a shadowy ambience, between blood tithes, nightmares, underworlds, and doomed deals with deities…. Darkling fans will latch swiftly onto Rowan, and mood readers and aficionados of Faizal’s We Hunt the Flame (BCCB 4/19) will appreciate the consistently dark tone.” –BCCB
“Dark fantasy and romance fans [will] lost in the layered drama and romance….Brooding and atmospheric” –Kirkus
“Bloody, sumptuous, and as timeless as a fairy tale.” ―April Genevieve Tucholke, author of The Boneless Mercies
“A shadow-drenched fairytale that readers will happily devour. Lyndall Clipstone’s lush prose lends itself to a world both dark and elegant, brimming with monsters and a young woman brave enough to face them.” ―Emily Lloyd-Jones, author of The Bone Houses
“Lakesedge is an intense tale of mystery and magic that will have lovers of gothic romance eager for the next installment.” ―Juliet Marillier, author of the Blackthorn & Grim and Warrior Bards series
“This tasty morsel of a book is full of dark waters, family curses, summer bonfires, lakeside summoning rituals, weary boys with monsters inside them, and gods of death who don’t play fair. A strong, lyrical debut from a rising star to watch.” ―S.T. Gibson, author of A Dowry of Blood
“Reminiscent of the romantically gothic atmosphere of the Phantom of the Opera.” ―Dawn Kurtagich, author of And the Trees Crept In and The Dead House
“Lakesedge crawls into your soul, like frost growing on a window or a shadow emerging from a dark corner, and entrances you . . . a stunning debut that’s sure to delight fans of Wintersong, Crimson Peak, or The Phantom of the Opera.” ―Rachel Strolle, Teen Librarian, Glenside Public Library