Anthony Ryan. Released 30th Sept 2019 by Subterranean Press, it's 128 pages and available in hardcover and ebook formats (hardcover limited edition format may be sold out).
This is a beautifully spare story which reminds me of a doorstop fantasy (complete with a map at the front, demons, battles, curses, bandits, an epic quest and the rest) condensed down to 128 incredibly compact pages. I've always had a particular fondness for short fiction because it is spare and technically challenging, so you get a
better feel for an author's expertise with the form.
I would love to read another couple thousand pages in this world with (some of) these characters and reading this novella left me desperately hungry for the 'what-comes-next'. I sincerely hope the author writes more (much more) in this world-time setting.
Five stars. Just wonderful epic fantasy in a short format.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.