By Chrysler Szarlan
NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of NPR
For enthusiasts of The Physick e-book of Deliverance Dane and A Discovery of Witches comes a brilliantly imagined debut novel brimming with wealthy historical past, suspense, and magic.
Revelation "Reve" Dyer grew up along with her grandmother's relations tales, stretching again centuries to Reve's ancestors, who based town of Hawley 5 Corners, Massachusetts. Their heritage is steeped in secrets and techniques, for few outsiders comprehend that an historical magic runs within the Dyer women's blood, and that Reve is a magician whose powers are all too real.
Reve and her husband are world-famous Las Vegas illusionists. they've got 3 stunning younger daughters, a gorgeous domestic, and what appears like a charmed lifestyles. yet Reve's international is shattered while an interloper alters her trick pistol and he or she by chance shoots and kills her cherished husband onstage.
Fearing for her daughters' lives, Reve flees with them to where she has constantly felt safest—an antiquated farmhouse within the woodland of Hawley 5 Corners, the place the magic of her ancestors reigns, and her oldest friend—and first love—is the town's leader of police. right here, within the woodland, with its indisputable air of appeal, Reve hopes she and her ladies can be protected.
Delving into the previous for solutions, Reve is drawn deeper into her family's legends. What she discovers is The Hawley ebook of the lifeless, an historical leather-bound magazine keeping mysterious mythic energy. As she items jointly the reality at the back of the ebook, Reve should guard herself and her daughters opposed to an doubtful, more and more harmful destiny. For quickly it turns into transparent that the stranger who upended Reve's lifestyles in Las Vegas has her to Hawley—and that she has whatever he desperately wants.
Brimming with wealthy background, suspense, and magic, The Hawley booklet of the useless is a brilliantly imagined debut novel from a riveting new voice.
Praise for The Hawley e-book of the Dead
"An trained and guaranteed release . . . Readers should be completely engaged [by] the literary, magical, horse-loving Reve."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Enthralling . . . a magic-fueled story of up to date romantic suspense."—Booklist (starred assessment)
"The center narrative is powerful [with] a formal hook. . . . The scenes with Reve and her daughters ring true."—Library Journal
"An striking debut novel that mixes a variety of genres seamlessly."—Huntington News
"Engrossing . . . a singular worth learning . . . within the vein of authors like Deborah Harkness and Katherine Howe, magic and truth are completely blended."—BookPage
"With a swift velocity and delightful info that sincerely set the scene and temper, [Chrysler] Szarlan's novel is a smart learn if you love delusion and stories of witchcraft."—Shelf Awareness
"The Hawley booklet of the lifeless had me thoroughly spellbound from commencing to finish. A storytelling virtuosa, Chrysler Szarlan has woven a wondrous, scintillating net of suspense, love, historical past, and magic that might continue you eagerly turning the pages past due into the evening. Even readers no longer ordinarily attracted to the supernatural should be swept away by means of this ebook; it has every little thing a good experience should still have—and rather a lot more."—Anne Fortier
"A haunting tale of affection, loss, kinfolk secrets and techniques, mysteries, and magic."—Lauren Willig
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All three winked out of existence when Dee destroyed the tree, and I know that the gates to another half dozen have collapsed, effectively sealing off that world and its inhabitants. ” Josh asked. Despite all he’d been told about the Magician, he found he still had a niggling admiration for him … which was more than he had for the French Alchemyst at the moment. “Nothing. Dee is protected by powerful masters. ” Josh still didn’t get that. ” he asked. ” There was a flash of movement out of the corner of Josh’s eye and he turned to see a huge dun-colored dog loping down the center of the street, running on the white line.
Josh said. ” He brushed dirt off the sword blade and took a step closer to his sister. —the Alchemyst. ” Sophie tried not to breathe in through her nose. The stench from the man was indescribable: a mixture of stale body odor, unwashed clothes and rank hair. “I will wager you are twins,” the man asked, looking from one to the other. He nodded, answering his own question. ” He reached out with filthy fingers to touch Sophie’s hair, but she slapped his hand away. Her aura sparked and the stench around the man briefly intensified.
Josh craned his neck to look up at the towering walls of metal. “It’s like a …” He stopped. Somewhere at the back of his mind, the twisting layout fell into place and he abruptly realized what he was seeing. “It’s a castle,” he whispered. ” Palamedes’ laugh was a loud bark that startled both twins. “Hah. I’m impressed. There’s not many alive today who would recognize it. ” “That sounds like a wine,” Josh murmured, still mesmerized by what he discovered. “I met him once,” Flamel said absently.