The Grief of Stones (The Cemeteries of Amalo #2) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 2 in the The Cemeteries of Amalo series.


In The Grief of Stones, Katherine Addison returns to the world of The Goblin Emperor with a direct sequel to The Witness for the Dead...

As a Witness for the Dead, Thara Celehar can speak to the recently departed: see the last thing they saw, know the last thought they had, experience the last thing they felt. It is his duty to use that ability to ascertain the intent of the dead and to find the killers of the murdered. Celehar’s time in the city of Amalo has brought him both friends and enemies—and no little notoriety. Now, when solving the murder of a marquise raises more questions than it answers, he finds himself exploring Amalo’s dark underside.

His investigations lead him to the Cemchelarna School for Foundling Girls, where all is not as it seems. Discovering the truth about its headmistress will lead Celehar deep into the city’s history—and into the shattering depths of the loss he fears the most.

About the Author

KATHERINE ADDISON’s short fiction has been selected by The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year’s Best Science Fiction. Her novel, The Goblin Emperor, won a Locus Award. As Sarah Monette, she is the author of the Doctrine of Labyrinths series and co-author, with Elizabeth Bear, of the Iskryne series. She lives near Madison, Wisconsin.

Praise For…

Now an Amazon's Editors' Pick for Best Science Fiction & Fantasy

"Despite the high-stakes plotting, these short yet immersive fantasy detective novels are pleasantly quiet and optimistic." —Buzzfeed News

"Intriguing and well-plotted fantasy mystery. The author’s fans will welcome the chance to continue exploring Amalo alongside this mild-mannered but tenacious detective." — Booklist, starred review

"The Grief of Stones shows us how a single person builds a family of choice, and what that family means to him in a crisis.... Celehar's pursuit of truth and justice, with the obstacles and monsters he faces, is a more than sufficient reason to read The Grief of Stones. Addison's world-building is also terrific, with each page etching the image of a incredibly old society (and one difficult to traverse, both physically and socially). " — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

"Our titular Witness begins forging more relationships among the living, yet is still compelled to exhume one of the city’s most gruesome secrets.... The Goblin Emperor hit the very niche spot of cozy fantasy while still having very dark underpinnings... Addison... has kept that note of death and how it affects the living."— Lithub

Praise for The Cemeteries of Amalo series

"I've been wanting to return to the world of 'The Goblin Emperor' from the moment I finished that book, and 'The Witness For the Dead' does not disappoint. At once intimate and literally operatic, it's everything I love about Katherine Addison's writing, in ways I didn't know to expect. I loved it." — John Scalzi

"The follow-up to the acclaimed The Goblin Emperor brings back a favorite character and expands the elaborate world Addison has created. Fans of the first book—and new readers—will find this novel delightful and immersive." — Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250813893
ISBN-10: 1250813891
Publisher: Tor Books
Publication Date: June 14th, 2022
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: The Cemeteries of Amalo