The Raven's Tale

Coming April 16, 2019, Abrams
Hardcover, ISBN 9781419733628
Ebook, ISBN 9781683354864

Seventeen-year-old Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead artists down a path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one request: "Let them see me!"

☙ADVANCE PRAISE

“Brooding, macabre, romantic, and surprisingly whimsical, Cat Winters's THE RAVEN'S TALE hits all the right Poe notes. The inspiration of the burgeoning artist. His tragic past. His struggle to break free from the constraints of youth. This one is a must-read for Poe fans and Poe newcomers alike.”
Kendare Blake#1 New York Times bestselling author of the Three Dark Crowns series

“A darkly delicious tale that’s sure to haunt readers forevermore . . . Like lightning stretching its fingers across a stormy sky, Winters’s voice is electrifying.”
Kerri Maniscalco, #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Stalking Jack the Ripper series

“Winters’s smart, silvery, slithering prose finds beauty in the grotesque—and what is art if not that?”
Daniel Krausco-author of the New York Times bestseller The Shape of Water

“A captivating and intensively researched tribute to the famous poet and his Gothic muse. Against the tapestry of young Poe’s real-world struggles and tortured relationships, Winters weaves a macabre thread of surrealism through meter and rhyme—at times so dreamy in its rhythms and imagery, it teeters between hypnotic and horrifying.”
A.G. Howardauthor of the international and New York Times bestselling Splintered series

“Spellbinding, imaginative, whimsical, and unforgettable. A rattling good tale that is worthy of the master poet himself.”
Dwight L. MacPhersonauthor of The Imaginary Voyages of Edgar Allan Poe, co-host of The Raven Lunatics

“Haunting and inventive, The Raven's Tale is a heady mix of history and imagination, offering an eerie, original, fantastical window into the man who would become a beloved muse for so many of us.”
Leanna Renee Hieberaward-winning author of Darker Still and Strangely Beautiful

The Raven’s Tale transports readers to the haunted streets of Antebellum Richmond, the city that shaped the teenaged Poe’s melancholy outlook and inspired his chilling poetry.”
Chris Semtner
curator of the Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Richmond, Virginia

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Watch Cat Winters talk about The Raven's Tale on the Edgar Allan Poe web show The Raven Lunatics:


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