The Unraveling, Volume One of The Luminated Threads
by Laurel Wanrow
A proper Victorian artist flees the advances of a ruthless industrial magnate, taking work on a farm—only to see it attacked by terrifying pests. The farmhands are tied to the land in ways she wishes to dismiss as fanciful visions, but as Annmar hesitates to stay, the charm of one roguish shapeshifter sways her decision and she learns her bloodline’s ties are as deep as his. Either she uses her wild magic to help the valley’s shifters, or gives it up, dooming them to a madman’s plan to control agriculture.