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When Alex Easton, a retired soldier, receives the news that her childhood friend, Madeline Usher, is dying, they rush to the Usher’s ancestral home in the remote Ruritanian countryside.
What they find there is a nightmare of fungus growth and possessed wildlife surrounding a dark, vibrant lake. Madeline sleepwalks and speaks in strange voices at night, and her brother Roderick suffers from a mysterious mental illness.
With the help of a feared British mycologist and a stunned American doctor, Alex must unravel the mystery of the House of Usher before it engulfs them all.
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T. Kingfisher proves once again what a good writer and storyteller she is. Not only has she mastered all 176 pages of her latest novel, a remake of The Fall of the House of Usher, but she’s managed to successfully blend horror and humor in a remarkably successful way, which really isn’t it surprises me. same with The Hollow Places and The Twisted Ones. Creepy, atmospheric, and extremely disturbing, What Moves the Dead is another winner for Kingfisher fans and a great place to start if you haven’t tried this brilliant author yet.
Retired Lieutenant Alex Easton receives a disturbing letter one day from an old friend, Madeline Usher, saying that she is dying and asking Easton to visit her. Easton arrives at the Usher mansion and is shocked to see the house and grounds in a terrible state of disrepair. Even worse is the condition of Madeline and her twin brother Roderick, who appear gaunt and sick. Roderick’s American friend Denton has also arrived at the mansion and is trying to find out the cause of Madeline’s fall.
With the help of the Eugenia Potter, an eccentric mycologist, and also Easton’s servant, Angus, Easton and Denton are really determined to help their friends. But Usher’s house and the nearby lake are filled with strangeness as visitors are caught up in the bizarre events surrounding Madeline’s illness.
Seasoned readers may recognize some of the gothic details from another popular novel (I won’t mention the book’s name because it’s fun to figure out for yourself). After the first set I knew why Kingfisher was taking credit for it and I felt they had done a brilliant job using some of the same elements but giving them their own unique twist. She also explains why she did this in her Author’s Note, and by the way, the Author’s Note is definitely worth a read!
There are so many wonderfully weird elements to What Moves the Dead, and I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’ll try to be vague. First of all, mushrooms and mushrooms play an important role in the story and I have to say that I have never seen them used like this, although I have read many horror stories about mushrooms. And I will never look at bunnies like that again lol.
If you think rabbits and bunnies are cute and fluffy creatures, steer clear of this book as your image of them could be forever shattered. The author uses some tried-and-true gothic elements that he is familiar with, such as Usher’s crumbling house with its peeling wallpaper, dank rooms, and creaky floors. But he also adds a few twists, like the nearby tarn (lake) lighting up at night. And did I mention bunnies?
What Moves The Dead story takes place in a fictional European country with its own traditions, such as the use of seven different sets of pronouns. Children and inanimate objects have their own pronouns (just like God!), and when you join the Galatian army, you “swear” and renounce your gender and use other pronouns thereafter. Although Easton retired from military service, he continues to use the nonbinary pronouns “ka” and “kan.”
And it wouldn’t be a T. Kingfisher story without compelling characters. Luckily we have some good ones in this story, including Easton’s servant Angus, who is just adorable. Eugenia Potter is wonderful too (and she’s the fictional aunt of someone you might recognize!). I loved the playful banter between the characters, especially with an American in the mix, which led to a lot of wry quips. Kingfisher’s prose is polished and elegant, perfectly suited for a gothic whodunit like this.
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