Lakesedge by Lyndall Clipstone
There are monsters in the world. When Violeta Graceling arrives at haunted Lakesedge estate, she expects to find a monster. She knows the terrifying rumours about Rowan Sylvanan, who drowned his entire family when he was a boy. But neither the estate nor the monster are what they seem. There are monsters in the woods. As Leta falls for Rowan, she discovers he is bound to the Lord Under, the sinister death god lurking in the black waters of the lake. A creature to whom Leta is inexplicably drawn . . . There’s a monster in the shadows, and now it knows my name.
Praise for Lakesedge ‘Lakesedge is an intense tale of mystery and magic that will have lovers of gothic romance eager for the next instalment.’ – Juliet Marillier ‘A shadow-drenched fairytale that readers will happily devour. Lyndall Clipstone’s lush prose lends itself to a world both dark and elegant, brimming with monsters and a young woman brave enough to face them.’ – Emily Lloyd-Jones