“Which is worse? The Devil of the forest or the terror of Puritan village rumors, accusations, and lies? At the crossroads of victimhood and vengeance, Abitha makes her choice―and blood follows.” ―Richard Kadrey, New York Times bestselling author of the Sandman Slim series
“Punctuated by moments of unanticipated levity as well as unmitigated terror, this clever and imaginative tale is not to be missed by fans of dark fantasy and historical horror.” ―Library Journal
This week, Brom’s new illustrated novel, Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery, will be published by Tor. Beginning today—and throughout the week—he’ll support its release by doing a “virtual tour” to several bookstore websites where he invites readers to “Come and listen to me speak awkwardly about art and writing and other nonsense.”
Brom also has provided a sneak peak at some of the paintings featured in the book (like the two below) at his website.
I think—and correct me it I’m wrong—this is his 6th illustrated novel; each, from The Plucker in 2005 to Lost Gods in 2017, have featured a heady and memorable blend of horror, dark humor, and beautiful artwork. Obviously Brom can paint like nobody’s business, but he writes extremely well, too. As Clay McLeod Chapman, author of The Remaking, says: “Brom has made a convert out of me with Slewfoot, which takes hold of the maxim ‘sympathy for the devil’ and yanks hard on that literary taproot, unearthing a far more elemental and complex truth. Demon or no, evil or not, the mighty stag Slewfoot deserves our love and devotion. He’s got mine now. All hail Brom, all hail Slewfoot!”
We’ve been needing a chill to offset this summer heat and my bet is that Brom is going to gleefully provide it with his new book. “If it is a devil you seek, then it is a devil you shall have!”