By Morgan Rhodes
The lives of Toronto children Crystal and Becca Hatcher revolve round supporting their mom out on the family’s used book place, The Speckled Muse. It’s a comparatively uneventful after-school activity, till an package deal arrives addressed to her mom, Julia. considering it’s 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 ebook. parallel worlds collide and Becca is left in a catatonic nation after her spirit is snatched from modern day Toronto again to the traditional global of Mytica. Crys is guilt-ridden, having witnessed the whole occasion, and vows to do no matter what is important to avoid wasting her… yet from what? not anything has ready them for what’s in store.
Written in alternating views that shift among modern day Toronto and the traditional kingdoms of Mytica, Rhodes promises a wealthy and suspensful sequence opener that may depart readers breathless.
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A Book of Spirits and Thieves (Spirits and Thieves, Book 1) by Morgan Rhodes