What Feasts at Night

Posted February 13, 2024 by Carole in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

What Feasts at NightWhat Feasts at Night by T. Kingfisher
Narrator: Avi Roque
Series: Sworn Soldier #2
Published by Macmillan Audio, Tor Nightfire on February 13, 2024
Genres: Fiction / Horror
Length: 5 hours 2 minutes
Pages: 160
Format: ARC, Audiobook
Source: Publisher
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The follow-up to T. Kingfisher’s bestselling gothic novella, What Moves the Dead.

Retired soldier, Alex Easton, returns in a horrifying new adventure.

*A very special hardcover edition, featuring a foil stamp on the casing and custom endpapers illustrated by the author.*

After their terrifying ordeal at the Usher manor, Alex Easton feels as if they just survived another war. All they crave is rest, routine, and sunshine, but instead, as a favor to Angus and Miss Potter, they find themself heading to their family hunting lodge, deep in the cold, damp forests of their home country, Gallacia.

In theory, one can find relaxation in even the coldest and dampest of Gallacian autumns, but when Easton arrives, they find the caretaker dead, the lodge in disarray, and the grounds troubled by a strange, uncanny silence. The villagers whisper that a breath-stealing monster from folklore has taken up residence in Easton’s home. Easton knows better than to put too much stock in local superstitions, but they can tell that something is not quite right in their home. . . or in their dreams.

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This was excellent! I loved What Moves the Dead, so I was very eager to read this story which follows our favorite sworn soldier, Alex Easton. Alex and their groom, Angus, travel to the lodge owned by Alex’s family only to find it in disrepair after the caretaker’s death. They will soon learn that more is going on than they first thought.

I loved how T. Kingfisher created a real sense of unease in this story. Some of the things that Alex experienced were frightening and the descriptions took everything to the next level. I wondered what might be behind everything happening and appreciated the fact that there were a few surprises worked into the story.

I listened to the audiobook and thought the narrator did a fantastic job of bringing this story to life. Avi Roque is the perfect narrator to bring Alex to life. The narrator embraces all of the layers that make up this incredibly interesting character. I found the narrator’s voice to be very pleasant and am certain that their performance added to my overall enjoyment of this story.

I would recommend this book to others. This is the second book in the Sworn Solider series, which I would recommend reading in order if at all possible since the events of the first book are mentioned in this installment. I have my fingers crossed that we will see more installments in this entertaining series.

I received a review copy of this book from Tor Nightfire and Macmillan Audio.

5 responses to “What Feasts at Night

  1. I’ve never read much horror but its a genre I’m seeing more and more reviews for. I need to find some “gentle” or “cozy” horrors to ease me into the genre!