Let The Mountains Be My Grave
Let the Mountains Be My Grave unfolds at breakneck pace in 1944 Italy, where partisan Veleno thinks of nothing but killing as many Nazis as he can before leaving this world. Beloved by the ancient Italic goddess Angitia, Veleno is the perfect person to recover a strange weapon the Nazis are planning to use against the Allies in the battle of Montecassino, but doing so may force him to confront his death differently than he expects.
Publisher: Neon Hemlock Press
Publication Date: May 17, 2022
"A touching story about finding hope in times of war and desolation, with a fascinating take on the survival of pagan magic." —Xiran Jay Zhao, author of Iron Widow
“If you liked Inglorious Basterds but wish there was more kissing and ancient theology, this is the book for you!”—R.J. Theodore, author of Flotsam and Salvage
"A novella that reads like a shot of adrenaline, Let the Mountains Be My Grave is an explosive, high-octane queer Nazi-fighting fantasy packed with tightly-paced action, ancient Gods, and unexpected allies." —Anya Ow, author of Cradle and Grave
"An intense and thrilling historical fantasy that combines bloody action, sharp character work, ancient gods, and a touch of romance." —Charles Payseur, author of The Burning Day
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Francesca Tacchi is a neurodiverse, queer writer of dark and humorous fantasy. Xe’s based in Bologna, Italy, where xe shares an apartment with a mouse and three dozen plants. Xe’s a huge history nerd, and strives to share xir country’s history and folklore through xir works. Xe can be found on Twitter, where xe posts historical threads amidst the shitposting. Xir novella LET THE MOUNTAINS BE MY GRAVE will be part of Neon Hemlock’s 2022 Novella Series, and xe is a contributor to the YA anthology TRANSMOGRIFY (HarperTeen 2023).
Tags: Adult, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Disability/ND (author is neurodiverse)