Diana Bishop, a young scholar and the descendant of witches, discovers a long-lost alchemical manuscript deep in Oxford's Bodleian Library. Its reappearance summons a fantastical underworld, which she navigates with her leading man, vampire geneticist Matthew Clairmont.
CITY OF THE SNAKES brings a worthy horror/fantasy series to a close with a final installment that is more repulsive and shocking than ever. Thus far, these books have been crime mysteries focusing on the supernatural, but the last installment is the darkest, tending toward pure horror and giving readers a better glimpse of the serial killer Paucar Wami --- maybe a closer view than you’d bargained on.
Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the-map town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down.
This sequel to A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES plunges Diana Bishop and Matthew Clairmont into Elizabethan London, a world of spies, subterfuge, and a coterie of Matthew’s old friends. Here, Diana must locate a witch to tutor her in magic, Matthew is forced to confront a past he thought he had put to rest, and the mystery of Ashmole 782 deepens.
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris– the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She’s determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
As a child, Gretchen's twin sister was taken by a witch in the woods. Ever since, Gretchen and her brother, Ansel, have felt the long branches of the witch's forest threatening to make them disappear, too. Years later, when their stepmother casts Gretchen and Ansel out, they find themselves in Live Oak, South Carolina. Life seems idyllic, and they gradually forget their haunted past --- until Gretchen meets handsome local outcast Samuel.
In the year 2059, several major world cities are under the control of a security force called Scion. Paige Mahoney works in the criminal underworld of Scion London, scouting for information by breaking into others’ minds. Paige is a dreamwalker, a rare kind of clairvoyant, and in this world, the voyants commit treason simply by breathing. But when Paige is captured and arrested, she encounters a power more sinister than even Scion.
A young reporter from the San Francisco Observer is sent to write about a magnificent home, and is welcomed by the older woman who lives there. But when he is attacked by a mysterious beast, he is about to undergo a life-changing transformation.
In this sequel to THE WOLF GIFT, Reuben Golding, the newest of the Morphenkinder, is struggling with his new existence as a Man Wolf, as he learns to control his desires and bloodthirsty urges. Destiny continues to hound him as the forest echoes with howling winds carrying tales of a strange nether world, and of spirits --- centuries old --- who possess their own fantastical ancient histories and taunt with their dark, magical powers.
Bordertown is a city on the border between our human world and the elfin realm. Here, Runaway teens come from both sides of the border to find adventure, but also to find themselves. WELCOME TO BORDERTOWN features an eclectic group of writers that have teamed up to paint the streets of Bordertown in more than twenty new interconnected songs, poems, and stories.
The three Beauchamp women live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret --- they are powerful witches banned from using their magic.
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