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The Shrike and the Shadows Hardcover Pre-Order: Read the first two chapters!

This dark retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, will leave fans of Alexis Henderson’s The Year of the Witching and Krystal Sutherland’s House of Hollow thirsting for more. In celebration of the special hardcover release of The Shrike and the Shadows on April 26, 2022, you can read the first two chapters NOW to get lost in this haunting world. The Shrike and the Shadows is now available for pre-order directly from The Parliament House! ​ ALL pre-order copies will be accompanied by exclusive art prints!*

*While supplies last


“Papa!” a young boy cried. “Papa! Papa!”

A flame came to life on a bedside candle, sparking a tiny light in the one-room cottage where the boy slept with his sister and father.

“Hush,” a deep voice replied from one side of the room. A tall man approached the young boy and knelt beside his bed, the little flame lighting every line of his tired face. “Hush now, Hans. I’m here.”

The little boy cried, wiping away big tears as they rolled down his warm cheeks. “I had a bad dream, Papa.”

The man’s thick brows creased. “Tell me.”

“I saw Mama,” he sobbed quietly. “She tricked me, Papa. She told me she had a surprise for me.”

The boy’s father’s frown deepened. “Mama would have never tricked you.”

“But she did, she did!” he insisted. “We were in the woods... and you and Greta... you were dead, Papa. And then Mama tricked me!”

“Shh, your sister is sleepi