The Terracotta Bride

Zen Cho
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A tale of first love, bad theology and robot reincarnation in the Chinese afterlife.

In the tenth court of hell, spirits wealthy enough to bribe the bureaucrats of the underworld can avoid both the torments of hell and the irreversible change of reincarnation.

It's a comfortable undeath … even for Siew Tsin. She didn't choose to be married to the richest man in hell, but she's reconciled. Until her husband brings home a new bride.

Yonghua is an artificial woman crafted from terracotta -- but that's not all she is. What she is may change hell for good. Who she is will transform Siew Tsin. And as they grow closer, the mystery of Yonghua's creation will draw Siew Tsin into a conspiracy where the stakes are eternal life – or a very final death.

THE TERRACOTTA BRIDE is an 11,000-word standalone fantasy novelette.

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About the author

Zen Cho was born and raised in Malaysia. She is the author of Crawford Award-winning short story collection Spirits Abroad, and editor of anthology Cyberpunk: Malaysia, both published by Buku Fixi. She has been nominated for the Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Pushcart Prize, and honour-listed for the Carl Brandon Society Awards, for her short fiction. Her debut novel Sorcerer to the Crown is the first in a historical fantasy trilogy published by Ace/Roc Books (US) and Pan Macmillan (UK and Commonwealth). She lives in London.

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Publisher
Zen Cho
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Published on
Mar 10, 2016
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Pages
24
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ISBN
9781310580116
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Family Life
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Romantic
Fiction / Ghost
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Lesbian
Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / General
Fiction / Romance / LGBT / Lesbian
Fiction / Romance / Multicultural & Interracial
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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