Goodreads Monday: Ormeshadow

Goodreads Monday is a weekly meme where we randomly select a book from our Goodreads To Be Read list and share it with the world. It’s been hosted by Lauren’s Page Turners, but I’m not sure if that blog is active anymore. Please enjoy this preview of what I want to read in the future!


by Priya Sharma
176 pages
Published October 2019, by

From Goodreads: Acclaimed author Priya Sharma transports readers back in time with Ormeshadow, a coming-of-age story as dark and rich as good soil.

Burning with resentment and intrigue, this fantastical family drama invites readers to dig up the secrets of the Belman family, and wonder whether myths and legends are real enough to answer for a history of sin.

Uprooted from Bath by his father’s failures, Gideon Belman finds himself stranded on Ormeshadow farm, an ancient place of chalk and ash and shadow. The land crests the Orme, a buried, sleeping dragon that dreams resentment, jealousy, estrangement, death. Or so the folklore says. Growing up in a house that hates him, Gideon finds his only comforts in the land. Gideon will live or die by the Orme, as all his family has.


England. Dragons. Need I say more? Is there anything not to like about this description? Now it’s just a matter of tracking down a copy of this novella.

7 thoughts on “Goodreads Monday: Ormeshadow

  1. I need to read more novellas. This sounds intriguing… but I will admit, if I hadn’t seen this on your blog, I probably would have skipped over it. I tend to roll my eyes at generational family drama. I would have stopped reading at the first part of the summary and moved on otherwise. I’ll keep my eyes open for your (eventual) thoughts. Perhaps this will work for me, after all!

  2. I enjoy novellas, though I’m a little down on generational sagas, too. Though I’ve found some that are amazing. The trouble is that my library generally doesn’t get novellas, so I either have to pay full price for a teeny book, or hope they show up on BookOutlet.

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