The Bone Spindle
Sleeping Beauty meets Indiana Jones in this thrilling fairytale retelling for fans of Sorcery of Thorns and All the Stars and Teeth.
THE BONE SPINDLE is a genderflipped Sleeping Beauty starring two girl partners: Fi, a bookish treasure hunter destined to wake the sleeping prince, and Shane, a queer ax-wielding mercenary falling for a mysterious witch.
Traps, ruins, riddles, curses, a little bit of true love and a whole lot of snark!
Publication Date: January 11, 2022
"An enchanting read for fans of fairy-tale romance and girls with battle axes."
"Packed with fully fleshed-out characters and lots of adventure, this book is a fun read that will easily draw fairy tale lovers. Vedder’s first novel nicely balances its exciting plot with touching matters of the heart."
"THE BONE SPINDLE was a delight from start to finish, with smart banter, dreamy romance, and daring adventure across an intricate, curse-ridden world. I was charmed."
— Rosaria Munda, author of The Aurelian Cycle
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Leslie Vedder subsists primarily on coffee and kitty snuggles. She grew up on fantasy books, anime, fanfiction and the Lord of the Rings movies, and met her true love in high school choir. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a B.A. in creative writing and currently lives in Colorado with her wife and two spoiled house cats.
Tags: YA, Fantasy, LGBTQIA+, Romance, Sapphic, Retelling