A Book of Spirits and Thieves
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“A modern day Outlander. . . . filled with adventure and danger. . . . a breathless tale that only Morgan Rhodes could tell.”—Hypable
New York Times bestselling author Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A BOOK OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES, an epic contemporary saga perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander.
The lives of Toronto teens Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve around helping their mother out at the family's used bookstore, the Speckled Muse. It's a relatively uneventful after-school job, until a package arrives addressed to their mother, Julia. Thinking it's nothing more than run-of-the-mill inventory, Becca opens it and removes the book inside, unwittingly triggering an ancient magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that flow from the mysterious leather-bound book. Two parallel worlds collide, and Becca is left in a catatonic state after her spirit is snatched from modern-day Toronto back to the ancient world of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the entire event, and vows to do whatever is necessary to save her.
Written in alternating perspectives that shift between modern-day Toronto and the ancient kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes delivers a rich and suspenseful series opener that will leave readers breathless.
and rib cage ached from the pounding she’d taken from Lucas, but she tried not to think about it. “I know you probably hate my brother,” Adam said as they walked, as casually as possible so as not to attract any attention. Crys didn’t know where they were going, but Adam walked with purpose down an unfamiliar route of side streets and alleys, and she’d officially decided to trust him. “But that’s not really who he is. Markus gave him another mark that changed him into something he’s not,
excited him. I’m in. “Saw the video of you at Firebird,” Lucas said when they met up at Yonge and Dundas square, across from the Eaton Centre. The downtown Toronto mall and tourist attraction had closed over an hour ago, but the sidewalk outside was full of pedestrians and the street was jammed with cars. Neon store signs pulsed and glowed from up above, lighting up the night. This was the heart of the city, always busy. Always alive and throbbing with energy. “Yeah?” Farrell had his hands
her. “Trust me, I am no god.” “I know.” She managed the slightest edge of a smile. “I forgot where I was for a second. But I’m not thanking any goddess.” “You confuse me.” “I don’t mean to, really. And if I might say it again, you’re amazing. You are amazing. Are you hearing me?” “Amazing enough to nearly get you killed.” He watched with unguarded relief as the color came back to her face. “I thought I’d lost you.” “I’m not going anywhere just yet. I’m haunting you, remember?” Barnabas
blood in his mouth. “You take your own sweet time getting here when you know I’m waiting for you,” Livius growled, “and get yourself in trouble along the way. What else is new, you pathetic little brat? If I hadn’t finally lost my patience and come looking for you, what do you think would have happened? I’m sick to death of dealing with your insolence.” So don’t deal with me at all, Maddox thought, ignoring the sting on his cheek and the tightness in his chest. Leave. Go away. Never look back.
doorknob. “I’ll call when I have Jackie in the car, and we’ll let you know when to expect us.” “What if someone follows you?” Julia didn’t know that Markus had put Farrell on her trail, and it was entirely possible she was being watched as well. “Trust me, in the last fifteen years I’ve learned how to get around without being detected.” “You’ll have to teach me that.” “Maybe someday.” She squeezed Crys’s hand. “I’ll see you soon.” Crys locked the door after she left, turned the sign to