Armed in Her Fashion

In 1328, the city of Bruges is under siege from the Chatelaine of Hell and her army of chimeras. At night, revenants crawl over the walls and bring plague and grief to this city of widows.

One of those widows, Margriet de Vos, will do anything to make sure her daughter’s safe, even if it means raiding Hell itself.

Read more at my publisher’s site: ChiZine Publications.

Available in print and ebook now.

Missing page 261? Here’s how to get it.

Reviews

…These fantastic elements and more are skillfully woven into the political and religious machinations of the era, but this is the least of Heartfield’s achievements. The novel is written with arresting detail and challenges literary tropes about women. …

Publishers Weekly, starred review

Armed in Her Fashion is Kate Heartfield’s debut novel, and what a strange, compelling, genre-bending debut it is. Part horror, part fantasy, part history, and part epic, it combines all of its elements into a commentary on gender, power, and patriarchy. It centres around several women (and one man) who want in their own ways to have their due.

That makes it sound deeply serious. Actually, it’s enormously fun…

Liz Bourke, Tor.com

It’s exactly the sort of thing you don’t see a lot of in a genre that’s dominated by swordplay and explosive magic, and Heartfield constructs it in a way that’s never dry or slow… Armed in Her Fashion has a ton of originality while still hitting on the things you want out of a solid fantasy novel.

Brandon Crilly, Black Gate

Dark, like 72 percent chocolate, but in a good way.

Catherine Schaff-Stump

This book, steeped as it is in excellent world building and with lots of historical references, is unlike anything I’ve read. I couldn’t put it down. – Ivy

Bookshop Santa Cruz Staff Picks


Amazon Amazon Canada Amazon UK Goodreads
Books-A-Million Chapters-Indigo Book Depository
Barnes & Noble Powell’s IndieBound