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Flowers for the Sea

Zin E. Rocklyn

Flowers for the Sea

A Library Journal Editor's Pick!

Flowers for the Sea
is a dark, dazzling debut novella that reads like Rosemary's Baby by way of Octavia E. Butler


We are a people who do not forget.

Survivors from a flooded kingdom struggle alone on an ark. Resources are scant, and ravenous beasts circle. Their fangs are sharp.

Among the refugees is Iraxi: ostracized, despised, and a commoner who refused a prince, she’s pregnant with a child that might be more than human. Her fate may be darker and more powerful than she can imagine.

Zin E. Rocklyn’s extraordinary debut is a lush, gothic fantasy about the prices we pay and the vengeance we seek.

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On Sale: 10/19/2021
ISBN: 9781250804037
ISBN10: 1250804035
5.06 x 8.04 inches , 112 Pages

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ISBN: 9781250804044
ISBN10: 1250804043
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About the Author

Zin E. Rocklyn is a contributor to Bram Stoker-nominated and This is Horror Award-winning Nox Pareidolia, Kaiju Rising II: Reign of Monsters, Brigands: A Blackguards Anthology, and...

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Praise for Flowers for the Sea

“Rocklyn is angry, lyrical, honest, and heartbreaking, riding the line between fantasy and true horror” —Catherynne M. Valente, New York Times bestselling author

“Rocklyn’s lyrical gothic fantasy debut considers how life can persist in a world of rot, death, and destruction. . . . [They] conjure Iraxi’s precarious position in fluid, lovely prose.” —Publishers Weekly

“This novella will whet the appetite of fans of classics like Ira Levin’s Rosemary’s Baby, P. D. James’ The Children of Men, and Octavia Butler’s Bloodchild.” —Booklist

“A lush, mesmerizing novella about survival and the hope of righteous anger. An auspicious debut baring beauty and razorfangs.” —Paul Tremblay

“A gorgeous, powerful debut. . . . You don't want to miss it.” —Cassandra Khaw