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  • Published: 5 November 2024
  • ISBN: 9780593482575
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.99

House of Roots and Ruin




A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller fantasy from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of House of Salt and Sorrows, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.

If you were swept away by House of Salt and Sorrows, get pulled back in with House of Roots and Ruin.

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A modern masterpiece, this is a classic Gothic thriller-fantasy from bestselling author Erin A. Craig, about doomed love, menacing ambition, and the ghosts that haunt us forever.

In a manor by the sea, one sister is still cursed.

Despite dreams of adventures far beyond the Salann shores, seventeen-year-old Verity Thaumas has remained at her family’s estate, Highmoor, with her older sister Camille, while their sisters have scattered across Arcannia.

When their sister Mercy sends word that the Duchess of Bloem—wife of a celebrated botanist—is interested in having Verity paint a portrait of her son, Alexander, Verity jumps at the chance, but Camille won’t allow it. Forced to reveal the secret she’s kept for years, Camille tells Verity the truth one day: Verity is still seeing ghosts, she just doesn’t know it.

Stunned, Verity flees Highmoor that night and—with nowhere else to turn—makes her way to Bloem. At first, she is captivated by the lush, luxurious landscape and is quickly drawn to charming, witty, and impossibly handsome Alexander Laurent. And soon, to her surprise, a romance . . . blossoms.

But it’s not long before Verity is plagued with nightmares, and the darker side of Bloem begins to show through its sickly-sweet facade. . . .

  • Published: 5 November 2024
  • ISBN: 9780593482575
  • Imprint: RHUS Children's Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 544
  • RRP: $26.99

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Praise for House of Roots and Ruin

Praise for House of Roots and Ruin:

"Another triumph by Craig, a twisty gothic romance that drew me in from the first sentence. There's something comforting about stepping into Craig's worlds, she crafts them well, and they're so suffused with light that the darkness comes as a surprise. I'll be recommending this one everywhere."—Kendare Blake, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns

"Steamy, suspenseful, and sensuous."—Kirkus

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