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Nebula, Locus, and Alex Award-winner P. Djèlí Clark returns with Ring Shout, a dark fantasy historical novella that gives a supernatural twist to the Ku Klux Klan's reign of terror
IN AMERICA, DEMONS WEAR WHITE HOODS.
In 1915, The Birth of a Nation cast a spell across America, swelling the Klan's ranks and drinking deep from the darkest thoughts of white folk. All across the nation they ride, spreading fear and violence among the vulnerable. They plan to bring Hell to Earth. But even Ku Kluxes can die.
Standing in their way is Maryse Boudreaux and her fellow resistance fighters, a foul-mouthed sharpshooter and a Harlem Hellfighter. Armed with blade, bullet, and bomb, they hunt their hunters and send the Klan's demons straight to Hell. But something awful's brewing in Macon, and the war on Hell is about to heat up.
Can Maryse stop the Klan before it ends the world?
“Ring Shout is a fearless punch to the heart and head! Fantasy, hellacious action, and complex characters along with an unflinching look at the terrifying nature of racism. Highly recommended!” —Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author of V-Wars and Black Panther: DoomWar
“There are plenty of books that make metaphors of monsters, but RING SHOUT names its horrors without flinching. It is brilliant and coldly angry, cosmic horror and historical fiction without a shred of sentimentality. I didn't expect to squirm from the body horror, but I absolutely did. And I'm still processing its meditations on hatred and rage and fear. How some of us push ourselves to be more than those emotions, how others glut themselves on the darkness.” —Cassandra Khaw, finalist for the British Fantasy and Locus Awards
“Set in a magical and magic-ridden Georgia of the 1920s, Ring Shout is a thrilling and provocative inferno of a story. One of the most powerful and propulsive pieces of speculative fiction I've read in years. Fearless. Utterly fearless.” —Tochi Onyebuchi, author of Riot Baby
“Ring Shout is a sublime work of revolutionary body horror.” —Sarah Gailey, Hugo Award winner and author of Magic for Liars
“A riveting reimagining of history filled with dark and twisted magic, scathing humor, and moments both heartbreaking and hopeful. P. Djèlí Clark is an unforgettable voice.” —Fonda Lee, World Fantasy Award-winning author of Jade City
“Phenderson Djeli Clark’s Ring Shout puts a weapon wielding our diaspora’s emotional power.... Ring Shout is a cry of release; a daring, darling, victory dance; a magical exhortation to move, be, and do our very best; and an adventure tale sharp and sweet as a first kiss.” —Nisi Shawl, author of Everfair
“Absolutely essential!” —Hugo Award-winning author Elizabeth Bear
“Ring Shout was the book that I needed. Especially now. Especially today. Whatever story you are expecting to read, this is not it. This is a punch in the face that demands to be read. It’s like Clark has sprung fully formed—with a voice so confident and sure that it ripples through every sentence—onto the scene. Ring Shout is not just a great read but also a call to action.” —Maurice Broaddus, author of Buffalo Soldier and the Knights of Breton Court series
“A quick, compelling historical fantasy-horror, told with a great narrative voice and shot through with pit-of-the-stomach dread — because the most terrifying elements are those drawn from real history. More Maryse Boudreaux adventures, please.” —Ian Tregillis, author of the Alchemy Wars and Milkweed series
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