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New Treasures: Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | Posted by John ONeill

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Tor.com‘s brand new line of premium novellas continues to produce top-notch titles. Earlier this week saw the release of Kai Ashante Wilson’s The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps, and next Tuesday Paul Cornell’s Witches of Lychford, a modern fantasy set in the Cotswolds, arrives. Here’s the description:

Traveler, Cleric, Witch.

The villagers in the sleepy hamlet of Lychford are divided. A supermarket wants to build a major branch on their border. Some welcome the employment opportunities, while some object to the modernization of the local environment.

Judith Mawson (local crank) knows the truth — that Lychford lies on the boundary between two worlds, and that the destruction of the border will open wide the gateways to malevolent beings beyond imagination.

But if she is to have her voice heard, she’s going to need the assistance of some unlikely allies…

Read an excerpt here, and sample all ten of Tor.com‘s upcoming novellas with their Fall 2015 Sampler. Coming up next: Alter S. Reiss’s Sunset Mantle on September 15.

See the complete list of Tor.com novellas we’ve covered so far below.

The Sorcerer of the Wildeeps by Kai Ashante Wilson
Witches of Lychford by Paul Cornell
Sunset Mantle by Alter S. Reiss
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
The Last Witness by K. J. Parker
Of Sorrow and Such by Angela Slatter
Envy of Angels by Matt Wallace
The Builders by Daniel Polansky
Domnall and the Borrowed Child by Sylvia Spruck Wrigley
The Shootout Solution by Michael R. Underwood
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle

Check out the first ten Tor.com novellas (with sample chapters!) here, and see the complete line-up here.

Witches of Lychford will be published by Tor Books on September 8, 2015. It is 144 pages, priced at $12.99 in trade paperback and just $2.99 for the digital edition. The cover is by Fort.

See all of our recent New Treasures here.

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