Kosa (Paperback)

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Rapunzel meets Drag Me to Hell in this terrifying modern folk tale set in the woods of northern New Hampshire. There's a horrifying witch, a young woman with magic hair who's been raised in captivity, and a whole lot of missing children. 

If you like super dark, visceral, cathartic horror novels that pay homage to classic fairy tales, you absolutely must read Kosa. 

This book made me scared of my own hair.

— Ryan


In a secluded mansion hidden away from the outside world, young Kosa lives under the strict and overpowering rule of her enigmatic mother. For Kosa, the rules set by Mother are the guiding principles of her life, shaping her beliefs and actions. She has been sheltered from the truth about the world beyond the confines of their home, conditioned to fear the darkness and malevolence that supposedly lurks outside.

However, as Kosa grows older, she begins to question the reality she has been presented with. Doubts eat away at her, fueled by a deep-rooted curiosity and a burgeoning sense of independence.

But Kosa possesses a mysterious and powerful ability that Mother desperately needs to sustain her own existence. Mother, a figure shrouded in shadows and secrets, will stop at nothing to ensure that Kosa's power remains potent and under her control. The sinister grasp that Mother has on Kosa becomes increasingly suffocating as she tightens her grip, isolating Kosa further from the truth that exists beyond their home.

In this dark and captivating tale, Kosa's journey unravels the intricacies of control, the strength of one's convictions, and the true nature of the world beyond the shadows. The choices she makes will not only determine her fate but also influence the fate of those around her.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781998851416
ISBN-10: 1998851419
Publisher: Darklit Press
Publication Date: May 17th, 2024
Pages: 292
Language: English