Tamsyn Muir. The Deepwater Bride. (Fantasy and Science Ficition, July/August 2015)

fsf150708Young Hester lives with her Aunt Mar, the latest in a long-line of seers in the Blake family. It all starts at Jamison Pond, and there are eldritch portents-aplenty, and a bit of research into the family archives suggests to Hester that a dark lord is a-coming for a bride.

She finds the girl who she believes to be the appointed on, and is befriended by her, but there is a twist in the tale. Well written story from Muir, capturing the teen character and her aunt well.

More from this issue here.

Update 21 Feb 2016 : a Nebula nominee.

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