A Book of Spirits and Thieves
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.
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“Be careful where you point that thing, young lady. It’ll get you in trouble one day.”
The old man Crys had been stalking for twenty minutes glared at her through the lens of her camera. The deep wrinkles she’d found so fascinating now gathered between his eyes as...
"...a compulsively readable, epic time-travel soap opera."—The Globe & Mail
"Rhodes always tells a smashing story, and this is no exception. Magic and romance combine in a page-turning adventure. Can’t wait for more!” —Kelley Armstrong, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Darkest Powers series
"Magical, smart and swoony, A Book of Spirits and Thieves is the most fun I've had reading a book in a long time.” —Rachel Hawkins, New York Times bestselling author of the Hex Hall and Rebel Belle series
“Strong writing yields a story that feels like a roller-coaster ride, filled with rich and suspenseful anticipation.” —School Library Journal
From the Hardcover edition.