By Morgan Rhodes

“A modern-day Outlander. . . . filled with event and risk. . . . a breathless story that simply Morgan Rhodes may well 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 enthusiasts of Sarah J. Maas and Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander. 

The lives of Toronto youngsters Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round aiding their mom out on the family's used bookshop, the Speckled Muse. it is a rather uneventful after-school task, until eventually a package deal arrives addressed to their mom, Julia. pondering it really is not anything greater than run-of-the-mill stock, Becca opens it and eliminates the e-book inside of, unwittingly triggering an historical magic and intertwining their fates with the powers that move from the mysterious leather-bound booklet. parallel worlds collide, and Becca is left in a catatonic kingdom after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional global of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the total 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 grants a wealthy and suspenseful series opener that would go away readers breathless. 

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Then she let loose a tremendous and relatively extraordinary belch. A cry got here from around the room. “I realize that sound! ” referred to as out a lady who speedily approached their team, golden-haired and beautiful from head to toe. “My darling sister! ” Camilla rose to her toes and held out her hands. “You’ve back to me in the end! ” Sister? Maddox exchanged a shocked look with Becca. “You are a sight for sore eyes! ” the gorgeous lady exclaimed because the embraced. Barnabas’s posture had more desirable from his cozy slouch to a extra dignified and formal demonstrate. “Sienna, what an absolute excitement to work out you back. ” Becca leaned towards Maddox. “Is it simply me, or is he essentially drooling over her? ” “Can you blame him? ” Maddox acknowledged below his breath as he drank extra of his ale. “She’s completely attractive. ” She bit her backside lip. “I bet. should you like that sort. yet she’s type of previous. She’s bought to be a minimum of thirty, correct? ” He frowned. He’d by no means heard any trace of such poison in Becca’s tone prior to now. “Maddox, this is often my more youthful sister, Sienna,” Camilla acknowledged. “A sister who has ignored to put in writing to me for much too lengthy as she’s traveled to lands a long way around the sea. i've got overlooked you quite a bit! ” Sienna positioned her arm round Camilla’s shoulders. “I’m again now and plan to stick indefinitely. ” “More explanation for us to have a good time. ” Camilla signaled to the barkeep to deliver one other around. via his 3rd tankard, Maddox had replaced his brain approximately now not eager to take part on impromptu celebrations in taverns. He now came upon himself up at the desk, dancing with the gorgeous Sienna, who clasped his arms and spun him round in circles till he turned dizzy. existence used to be outstanding. And wondrous. And every kind of sparkly. “Is this your first time consuming ale? ” Sienna requested. “Oh no. I’ve had it many, many, repeatedly. this is often nothing,” he slurred. “It’s easily incredible that you’ve get back to be together with your sister. Are you a witch, too? ” Sienna laughed as she lined his mouth along with her hand to maintain him from announcing the rest. “Not so loud, alright? This position is filled with pleasure this night, yet we by no means recognize the place Valoria’s guards will be lurking. They don’t react good to these people who can be touched with magic. ” “I’m touched with magic. ” He pressed his hand to his chest. “Very touched. ” “Are you, now? ” “They name me the witch boy. ” As he repeated it, the nickname sounded way more awesome than traditional. She pulled again a bit to examine him extra heavily. “So you’re the single I’ve been listening to approximately, are you? The boy who can summon spirits. ” “I introduced one right here with me tonight,” he stated, gesturing towards Becca together with his mug. Ale splashed over the part of it and hit Barnabas within the face. “Hey! ” Barnabas sputtered, wiping his eye. Maddox laughed. “Apologies! ” Then he shifted his gaze to Becca, who sat on a wood bench around the tavern, evident up at him. Her palms have been crossed and her expression . . . Oh pricey. He jumped down from the desk. “I’ll be again quickly, Sienna. ” “Take some time, sweetling,” she answered with a smile. She referred to as him sweetling!

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