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.
ride to the hospital and the doctor asking her what happened. . . . It was a question Crys wasn’t sure she knew how to properly answer. “A b-book,” she stammered. “She was looking at a book at the store. It—it did this to her.” “Are you saying that something she read upset her?” the doctor asked. “What book was it?” “I don’t know. She—she just . . . I don’t know what it was! You have to help her!” “We’ll do everything we can,” the doctor assured her. “She’s stable at the moment. It’s
know you must be furious with me,” he said when she didn’t start talking right away. “All I can say is I’m sorry, but I know that’s not nearly good enough.” “I just . . .” Crys squeezed her bottle of water, the cold condensation sliding between her fingers. “I can’t believe you’ve been in Toronto the whole time. You’ve been so close, and I didn’t know.” “How did you find out?” She considered her words. “I overheard Mom and Jackie on the phone. Your name came up.” She wasn’t going to tell him
the words sticking in her throat at this flat proclamation, he flipped further through the binder to an illustration of what looked like an ornate stone wheel. “Such detail. It’s incredible, don’t you think?” Crys moistened her dry lips with the tip of her tongue before she found her voice. “You said this book is not from our world.” Vega nodded gravely. “That is both my father’s and my hypothesis, yes.” Crys realized she was clutching the strap of her bag, still slung over her shoulder, so
Farrell. For the help . . . and for the company. I needed a distraction tonight.” “I aim to distract. You’re not planning to walk, are you? I can get my driver to take you home.” “I’m fine. Really. What happened with that mugger . . . that, like, doesn’t usually happen in this neighborhood. And home is only a couple of blocks from here.” “Can I see you again?” At her startled look, he tempered his words with a fresh grin. “As just a friend, of course. Capital-P Platonic.” Crys tended to be
exactly?” Maddox scrubbed his shirt, attempting to remove the more stubborn stains. “Don’t worry too much about your clothes, my young friend. We’ll steal more the first chance we get.” Barnabas dove underwater and came up again a moment later, sliding his fingers through his black hair. “As far as the test . . . I haven’t yet seen any real proof of your abilities.” “You said I was the one who raised the dead in the palace graveyard. Wasn’t that proof enough?” “That was just a guess. An