“A bounteous larder of a book with all the bewitching ingredients needed for a potent magical retelling of a classic fairytale. The result – An evocative, poetic and enigmatic brew that is bold, striking, confident and keeps you hungry for more.” Laura Dockrill
A dark, feminist retelling of The Children of Lir told in hypnotic prose by the author of Tangleweed and Brine.
Aife marries Lir, a chieftain with four children by his previous wife. Jealous of his affection for his children, the witch Aife turns them into swans for 900 years. Retold through the voice of Aife, Savage Her Reply is unsettling and dark, feminist and fierce, yet nuanced in its exploration of the guilt of a complex character.