By Morgan Rhodes
“A modern-day Outlander. . . . filled with event and chance. . . . a breathless story that in basic terms Morgan Rhodes may well tell.”—Hypable
New York Times bestselling writer Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A e-book OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES, an epic modern saga ideal for lovers of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander.
The lives of Toronto teenagers Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round aiding their mom out on the family's used book shop, the Speckled Muse. it is a particularly uneventful after-school activity, until eventually a package deal arrives addressed to their mom, Julia. pondering it truly is not anything greater than run-of-the-mill stock, Becca opens it and gets rid of the ebook within, unwittingly triggering an historical magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that movement from the mysterious leather-bound publication. parallel worlds collide, and Becca is left in a catatonic country after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional international of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the complete occasion, and vows to do no matter what is important to save lots of her.
Written in alternating views that shift among modern day Toronto and the traditional kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes can provide a wealthy and suspenseful series opener that might depart readers breathless.
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The outdated guy produced a dagger and held the pointy fringe of metal to Maddox’s throat. “A trusting adolescence, aren’t you? ” Trusting. Or silly. In Maddox’s event, they looked to be interchangeable while it got here to a lot of his offerings. “Give me your whole coin. ” The outdated man’s lips peeled again from damaged tooth. His breath smelled like rotting greens. “Or I’ll slit your throat. ” silly. So very, very silly. “Sorry to disappoint, yet I don’t have any coin on me. ” Maddox grimaced because the guy pressed the blade more durable and hot blood trickled down his neck. “If you enable me cross, I promise i will get you lots. ” “Promises don’t paintings for me. ” “You’ve evidently careworn me with another person, an individual with coin to spare. Do i glance like an individual who includes baggage of gold and silver with me? ” The previous guy peered at him. “You’re good dressed sufficient. ” at the present time he wore adapted leather-based trousers, a suede vest, and a good blouse made up of linen imported from around the Silver Sea. at the start look, Maddox Corso will be unsuitable for the son of a lord. Which made feel. those outfits were stolen from the son of a lord. “How outdated are you, boy? ” the thief requested. He hesitated prior to answering in truth. “Sixteen. ” “Where is your loved ones? ” “In the town up ahead,” he lied. “They’re those with the gold. ” He racked his brain looking for how to break out this crisis. “So inform me, do you lie in wait in conjunction with the line like this usually? is that this a pastime or a occupation? Is it ecocnomic? ” His questions purely bought a jab from the blade to silence him. Maddox then attempted to transparent his brain, to pay attention to the guy and not anything else. To will the thief into unconsciousness with the unusual and anonymous energy within him. regrettably, his magic failed him at the present time, which wasn’t amazing. It in most cases did any time he really attempted to take advantage of it. one other voice reduce in. “What are you doing with my son? ” The outdated guy wheeled round to stand the intruder, taking Maddox with him. “Your son, eh? So it will look your father has come searching for you. ” “So it's going to appear,” Maddox mumbled. yet Livius was once his father or mother, now not his father. Livius, who used to be dressed every piece in addition to Maddox at the present time underneath his lengthy, hooded cloak, swept his gaze around the in a different way vacant street till it eventually landed at the man’s overturned cart. one in every of his eyes, as constantly, was once coated through a black patch. “Does this setup paintings good for you? Drawing hapless flies into your sticky net? ” he requested. “Works like a witch’s appeal. i locate a lot of these prepared to assist an previous, demise guy even have wallet heavy with gold. I in simple terms desire to unburden them of that weight. ” Livius’s gaze locked on Maddox, his stable eye darkish in his tanned face. “The boy is younger and naive. He’s prone to deception. ” “And i'm very thankful for that weak point. ” The thief’s grin widened. “You have the ability to prevent this peacefully. I’m chuffed to unlock him . . . supplied you express me what i would like to work out. ” Livius reached into his leather-based satchel and pulled out a handful of golden cash that glittered lower than the solar.