The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion by Margaret Killjoy pits utopian anarchists against rogue demon deer in this dropkick-in-the-mouth punk fantasy that Alan Moore calls "scary and energetic."
Searching for clues about her best friend’s mysterious suicide, Danielle ventures to the squatter, utopian town of Freedom, Iowa, and witnesses a protector spirit ― in the form of a blood-red, three-antlered deer ― begin to turn on its summoners. She and her new friends have to act fast if they’re going to save the town ― or get out alive.
“Intelligent and fiercely imagined.” ―Alan Moore
“A dark story of the human need for power.” ―Eileen Gunn
“Daring anti-fantasy.”― Nick Mamatas
“A unique bite of punk culture.” ― Delilah S. Dawson
“Important, thought-provoking…thrilling ride.” ―Lewis Shiner
“Always vivid.”―Tobias Buckell
“As relatable as it is harrowing.” ―Leanna Renee Hieber
“Utterly engrossing…it refuses to let you go.” ―Mur Lafferty
Loved by our collective!
This novella was the first piece of fiction that I ever held in my hand where I encountered queer characters and anarchist values together in a highly entertaining plot. I'm forever grateful to Killjoy for bringing the gift of fiction back into my life.
Trust me you'll want to follow protagonist Danielle Cain right into the next page-turning adventure The Barrow Will Send What it May