Ormeshadow

Ormeshadow

Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time with Ormeshadow, a coming-of-age story as dark and rich as good soil.

Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin.

Uprooted from Bath by his father's failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient place of chalk and ash and shadow. The land crests the Orme, a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has.

Title:Ormeshadow
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250241443
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    Ormeshadow Reviews

  • Gerhard

    This is another one of those incredible Tor Publishing novellas that not only introduced me to a wonderful writer, but which also took me completely by surprise. I went into this cold, and had no idea...

  • Megan

    HELLO, THIS BOOK WAS GORGEOUS AND BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN AND DARK AND ACHY AND IT WAS NOT FOR ME. This book is for people who liked Wuthering Heights--who love books about horrible people brooding on moo...

  • K.J. Charles

    A very bleak Victorianish story in the style of Thomas Hardy at his most depressing. 1800s. Man returns to his family farm with his wife and son to live with his brother, wife and kids. Tragedy, cruel...

  • The Artisan Geek

    18/3/20 You knew and you still left me with them. I just finished reading Ormeshadow what a splendid, magical and heartbreaking tale. Set in a sea-side town, this coming-of-age story centres around ...

  • Cole

    Read this review and hundreds more at TheQuillToLive.com.Priya Sharma’s Ormeshadow overflows with dark family secrets, generations of lore, and tragedy. Sharma has a knack for pitting characters aga...

  • Lou

    Read my fall 2019 interview with the author @ More2Read.com, On her Fabulous Beasts, Ormeshadow, and writing. With mention of gallows and dragons you feel the age in this tale, with the transportation...

  • Jen (LOHF/Book Den)

    I'm so happy I took a chance on this novella. After seeing Tammy's praise for it and finding out it was a coming of age story with dragons, I had to have it.The dragon elements are light in Ormeshadow...

  • imyril

    A historical farming family drama with background notes of constructed mythology. A coming of age story in which a young man realises his family are shits and that he really is as naive as his horribl...

  • Ash | Wild Heart Reads

    Ormeshadow is an atmospheric treat that you can devour in a single sitting. A story of dragons, legends & the shadows in families. This has whispers of fantasy but is grounded in the bleak Victorian E...

  • Allison

    Not using Goodreads to the extent I once was but wanted to pop over and leave a review and rating for this fabulously bleak little Gothic novella. I'm a bit biased at this point, as Sharma is one of m...