The Tangleroot Palace
New York Times bestselling author Marjorie Liu (Monstress) leads you deep into the heart of the tangled woods. In her dark, romantic, and spellbinding short fiction you will find dangerous magic and even more dangerous women: a body-stealing sorceress, a bone collecting apprentice-witch, a princess-turned-actress, and a warrior protecting China from her jealous ex.
“The Tangleroot Palace is charming and ruthless. Tales that feel new yet grounded in the infinitely ancient, a mythology for the coming age.” — Angela Slatter, author of The Bitterwood Bible
“A collection of short stories exploring the emotional complexity, diverse physicality, and layered sexuality of resourceful women. . . . The only drawback to these seven stories is that readers will want far more time in each world.” — Kirkus (starred review)
“Liu’s mastery of so many different subgenres astounds, and her ear for language carries each story forward on gorgeously crafted sentences. This is a must-read.” — Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)
“Marjorie Liu collects seven darkly fantastic stories in The Tangleroot Palace, showcasing immersive world building and emotionally evocative prose.” — Shelf Awareness
“Marjorie Liu’s haunting collection of short stories, The Tangleroot Palace, is an astonishing foray into fantastical escapism. These are reworkings of older works of short fiction, and together they create both a love letter to Liu’s illustrious career and a curious and joy-filled glimpse into the future. Readers who want to be immersed in otherworldly adventures with feminist themes will find a gifted and enchanting guide in Liu.” — BookPage (starred review)