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.

The e-book is available now and the paperback will be in bookstores in May. Read more at my publisher’s site: ChiZine Publications.

If you buy or pre-order before May 18, make sure to tell me for your chance to win some anthologies. I’ll also send you some bookmarks and a signed bookplate.

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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,


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This book, steeped as it is in excellent world building and with lots of historical references, is unlike anything I’ve read.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

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