Cherie Priest

Cherie Priest is a Florida native who now lives in Seattle, Washington with her family where she writes primarily horror of a southern gothic flavoring but don’t expect that to be all that flows from her pen. She has written urban fantasy and steampunk novels.

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Those Who Went Remain There Still
Those Who Went Remain There Still

Those Who Went Remain There Still

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Hardcover
Type: Novel
Page Count: 175pp.
Pub. Date: December 31, 2008
Publisher: Subterranean

Heaster Wharton is dead, and his passing might mean an end to hostilities between the Manders and the Coys. If the the elderly patriarch showed the kindness and foresight to split his land cleanly between his feuding descendants, then a truce could be arranged.

But his final request is a strange one, delivered across the country to the straggling remnants of his tribe. Representatives from both families must visit a cave at the edge of his property in the hills of Kentucky. There, he promised, they would find his last will and testament.

But there’s more than paperwork waiting underground, as vindictive old Heaster was well aware.

In 1775, Daniel Boone and a band of axe-wielding frontiersmen struggled to clear a path through the Cumberland Gap into the heart of Bluegrass country, and they did not work unopposed. Hounded and harried by an astonishing monster, the axe-men overcame the beast by sheer numbers and steel. They threw its body into a nearby cave.

It was not dead.
And now, it is not alone.

Crippled and outraged, for 100 years something terrible has huddled underground, dreaming of meat and revenge. But its newest callers are heavily armed, skeptical of their instructions, and predisposed to violence.

With their guns and their savage instincts, Heaster’s grandchildren will not make for easy pickings.

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Fathom
Fathom

Fathom

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 368pp.
Pub. Date: November 25, 2008
Publisher: Tor Books

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Dreadful Skin
Dreadful Skin

Dreadful Skin

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 248pp.
Pub. Date: November 14, 2008
Publisher: Far Territories

Dreadful Skin
Dreadful Skin

Dreadful Skin

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Hardcover
Type: Novel
Page Count: 240pp.
Pub. Date: March 1, 2007
Publisher: Subterranean Press

From the Publisher:
Jack Gabert went to India to serve his Queen. He returned to London a violently changed man, infected with an unnatural sickness that altered his body and warped his mind. Eileen Callaghan left an Irish convent with a revolver and a secret. She knows everything and nothing about Jack’s curse, but she cannot rest until he’s caught. His soul cannot be saved. It can only be returned to God. In the years following the American Civil War, the nun and unnatural creature stalk one another across the United States. Their dangerous game of cat and mouse leads them along great rivers, across dusty plains, and into the no man’s land of the unmarked western territories. Here are three tales of the hunt. Reader, take this volume and follow these tormented souls. Learn what you can from their struggle’s against each other, against God, and against themselves.

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Not Flesh Nor Feathers
Not Flesh Nor Feathers

Not Flesh Nor Feathers (An Eden Moore Trilogy #3)

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 368pp.
Pub. Date: October 2, 2007
Publisher: Tor Books

From the Publisher:
Down by the river, the first to go missing were not much lamented. Disappearances of homeless men foraging through trash or nuisance skater kids who rolled their boards along the planked piers at night were not noteworthy enough to delay the city’s development projects.

But deep beneath the riverbank, the evidence of a terrible crime has been covered up twice. When a TVA dam falters and the river swells, panic rises downtown. As the Tennessee creeps over its banks, it dredges up death from its own polluted bed. Twenty-nine victims of a long-ago slaughter walk when the water rises, patrolling the banks and dragging the living down to a muddy grave. No one remembers how they died and no one knows what they want.

Some secrets are never washed away. Instead they are patient, biding their time. They wait for the water to lift them so they can prowl for the justice that was denied them ninety years ago. But in ninety years a city’s shape changes, and where justice can no longer be found, vengeance may have to suffice.

The city of Chattanooga is about to learn a terrible truth about the things a river can and cannot hide. . . . And reluctant medium Eden Moore may be the only one who can dissuade the twenty-nine bodies from adding hundreds of its citizens to their ghastly ranks.

Not Flesh Nor Feathers is a stand-alone sequel to Four and Twenty Blackbirds and Wings to the Kingdom.

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Wings to the Kingdom
Wings to the Kingdom

Wings to the Kingdom (An Eden Moore Trilogy #2)

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 400pp.
Pub. Date: October 17, 2006
Publisher: Tor Books

From the Editors of Barnes and Noble:
In Cherie Priest’s sequel to her stellar debut novel, Four and Twenty Blackbirds, the South rises again — or, more specifically, the ghosts of the South.

Chickamauga, Georgia, is the site of the oldest military park in the country — a place where a reported 35,000 soldiers met a bloody end during the Civil War. The park has long been rumored to be haunted by a ghostly entity nicknamed Old Green Eyes, a hulking spirit with a glowing gaze that guards the souls of the dead from harm. But when visitors to the much-historied battlefield (scene of the last major Confederate victory), begin seeing ghostly apparitions in tattered uniforms desperately pointing off into the distance, the supernatural uproar attracts a team of well-known ghost hunters, Dana and Tripp Marshall, who vow to get to the bottom of the otherworldly mystery. Eden Moore, a “biracial Southern girl” who can see the spirits of the dead, is also drawn into the unearthly drama when she encounters the horrifying green-eyed wraith while lost in the woods near a mental institution for the criminally insane. Why isn’t Old Green Eyes watching over the souls of the dead at Chickamauga? And what are the old ghosts of the battlefield so frantically pointing to? Darkly poetic and hypnotically readable, Cherie Priest is to dark fantasy what fresh roasted coffee is to mornings — simply essential.
–Paul Goat Allen

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Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds (An Eden Moore Trilogy #1)

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Trade Paperback
Edition: Revised and expanded
Type: Novel
Page Count: 288pp.
Pub. Date: September 15, 2005
Publisher: Tor Books

Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Four and Twenty Blackbirds

Four and Twenty Blackbirds (An Eden Moore Trilogy #1)

Author: Priest, Cherie
Format: Trade Paperback
Type: Novel
Page Count: 196pp.
Pub. Date: January 1, 2003
Publisher: Marietta Publishing Company

From the Editors of Barnes and Noble:
Haunting. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable. Adjectives cannot adequately describe the singular narrative brilliance of Cherie Priest’s debut novel.

Four and Twenty Blackbirds — a contemporary ghost story with elements of southern gothic, supernatural mystery, and dark fantasy — follows an orphaned girl’s harrowing journey into adulthood and her desperate quest to find out who she really is. Growing up with her aunt and uncle in the mountains of Tennessee, Eden Moore is never truly alone. The “mixed race” girl is infrequently visited by a trio of ghosts, three long-dead sisters who counsel and protect her. But no one can guard Eden from a lunatic who believes she is the next coming of her great-grandfather, an infamous African sorcerer whose followers have somehow found a way to resurrect his spirit. When the life of Eden’s beloved aunt is endangered, she embarks on a journey to uncover the roots of her decidedly inbred family tree. From the ruins of a Tennessee sanitarium where her mother died to the halls of a decrepit Georgia mansion to the gator-infested swamps of southern Florida, Eden’s investigation leads her to the terrible truth . . .

Priest’s Four and Twenty Blackbirds is one of those exceedingly rare literary gems that will not only engage and challenge readers on a cerebral level but will also masterfully manipulate their emotions. Lyrical, poignant, and brilliantly understated, Priest’s debut novel is a genre-transcendent storytelling tour de force. Fans of writers like Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Peter Straub will absolutely fall in love with this spellbinding novel — and with Cherie Priest, who is undeniably one of the most exciting new authors to come along in years.
–Paul Goat Allen

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Title List:
1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds
2. Wings to the Kingdom
3. Not Flesh Nor Feathers
4. Dreadful Skin
5. Fathom
6. Those Who Went Remain There Still


Title List: The Eden Moore Trilogy
1. Four and Twenty Blackbirds
2. Wings to the Kingdom
3. Not Flesh Nor Feathers


Weblinks List:
Cherie Priest — Official Site


Series Page for:
The Eden Moore Series