A Book of Spirits and Thieves

By Morgan Rhodes

“A modern-day Outlander. . . . filled with experience and probability. . . . a breathless story that simply Morgan Rhodes may perhaps tell.”—Hypable 

New York Times bestselling writer Morgan Rhodes takes readers into exhilarating new high-fantasy territory with A publication OF SPIRITS AND THIEVES, an epic modern saga excellent for lovers of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. 

The lives of Toronto young people Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round assisting their mom out on the family's used book place, the Speckled Muse. it is a really uneventful after-school task, 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 e-book within, unwittingly triggering an historical magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that stream from the mysterious leather-bound booklet. parallel worlds collide, and Becca is left in a catatonic nation after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional international of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the total occasion, and vows to do no matter what is important to avoid wasting her.

Written in alternating views that shift among modern day Toronto and the traditional kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes grants a wealthy and suspenseful series opener that may depart readers breathless. 

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Valoria clasped Maddox’s chin. “All this time I’ve been looking for a lady. If merely I’d identified your actual mom and dad’ little mystery. ” “I’m afraid I’m uncertain what you’re conversing about,” Maddox responded, struggling with to maintain his tone regular. “My mom is Damaris Corso. My father used to be all yet a stranger to her. ” She patted his cheek. “A great try out, yet you can’t idiot me. now not anymore. ” “Okay, Maddox,” Becca whispered. “I imagine I comprehend what’s occurring the following. I can’t think I’m approximately to assert this, yet promise you’ll hearken to me. i do know this recognition may perhaps come as a little a, um, surprise? to assert the least? yet examine it this fashion. . . . You’ve regularly thought of your magic to be a curse, correct? You didn’t recognize the place it got here from or why you had it. Now you do. Your mom was once a sorceress and, via the sound of it, one of many sturdy ones. ” “Bring me the book,” Valoria recommended Sienna. “I’m able to eventually reclaim my dagger and punish the thief who stole it from me. ” “After you stole it from Eva, you mean,” Barnabas growled. “If you're thinking that i will assist you, you’re wrong,” Maddox acknowledged to Valoria. “I’ve tested the booklet, and it capacity not anything to me. I can’t use it to open up a gateway. My magic doesn’t do this, and that raggedy outdated factor definitely won’t make any distinction. ” “No, I don’t believe it'll. now not the best way you’re used to channeling your magic now, at the very least. ” She eyed him from best to tail. “The magic I’m accustomed to is elemental—the magic of existence. You own the turn aspect to this—death magic. existence and loss of life do move hand in hand, in spite of everything. How curious it's that Eva, an immortal, might provide existence to a creature who's precisely the contrary. often while these of my style create lifestyles with mortals, they turn out with witches for offspring, like my dependable Sienna and her lifeless sister: girls with small holds on elemental magic. you're a infrequent creature certainly. ” “Perhaps i'm, yet I nonetheless can’t assist you. ” Maddox attempted to summon a few of Barnabas’s irreverence yet knew he got here up brief. “Even if you happen to could,” she responded, “you’d most likely fail. From what I’ve visible of you, you’re too younger, too timid. You doubt each circulation you are making and search counsel and permission ahead of each motion you are taking. What a waste. ” Darkness churned deep in his stomach, and he balled his fingers into fists at his aspects. “She’s unsuitable. ” Becca shook her head. “You need to comprehend that, don’t you? ” “Here it truly is, Your Radiance. ” Sienna had introduced the ebook out from the cottage and passed it to Valoria. The goddess took it, drawing in a protracted, happy breath. “Very strong. ” “What’s so certain approximately this dagger you’re after, besides? ” Maddox requested. He’d attempted to capture Barnabas’s eye, however it appeared the guy was once attempting to stay away from his gaze. “When wielded via an immortal, you can still carve loyalty, obedience, and belief into another’s very dermis. 3 traits which are infrequently present in your variety. ” “You desire to create a military of slaves,” Barnabas hissed. “Don’t you? ” “Perhaps you may be my first recruit,” she instructed him. “Yes, i feel that may be a becoming punishment for you.

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