The Angel Stone: A Novel (Fairwick Trilogy Book 3)

By Juliet Dark

A can’t-miss learn for enthusiasts of Deborah Harkness and Karen Marie Moning, The Angel Stone weaves a story of historical folklore and exciting delusion with a passionate love tale that transcends time.
 
For Callie McFay, a half-witch/half-fey professor of folklore and Gothic literature, the struggle to avoid wasting the enchanted city of Fairwick, manhattan, is much from over. After a adverse takeover via the Grove—a sinister workforce of witches and their cohorts—many of the neighborhood fey were banished or killed, together with Callie’s one real love. And in preference to the spirit of tolerance and concord, the hot management at Fairwick collage has fostered an air of possibility and mistrust.
 
together with her targeted magical skills, Callie is the one one that can rescue her acquaintances from exile and fix order to the school—a activity that calls for her to discover the Angel Stone, a mythical talisman of sizeable strength. Propelled on a unprecedented quest again to seventeenth-century Scotland, Callie dangers her lifestyles to acquire the stone. but while she encounters a beautiful incarnation of her misplaced love, she reveals the better chance is to her middle. because the destiny of Fairwick hangs within the stability, Callie needs to make a wrenching selection: reclaim an opportunity for everlasting ardour or shop every little thing she holds dear.

Praise for The Angel Stone
 
“Intelligently written and visually attractive . . . This tale is a sheer delight.”RT publication Reviews
 
“Dark skillfully entwines the previous and current, the mundane and magical, love and loss, to spin a fantastically nuanced and sensuous story rooted in legend and lore.”Booklist
 
Praise for Juliet Dark
 
“Dark’s letter-perfect gothic variety is a pleasing tribute to prior gothic novels, and the magical parts, together with incubi, fae, vampires, and witches, make this a stellar romance.”Booklist, on The Demon Lover
 
“Fast relocating . . .  should still entice readers of Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels.”New York magazine of Books, on The Water Witch

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This couldn’t be it, i assumed. not just was once the flavor a long way too garish for Ann, it wasn’t most likely she may beautify for Halloween whereas in league with the nephilim. Still … the apartment seemed like the one I remembered from this summer season. I parked the automobile and walked up the trail. approximately midway up, one of many jack-o’-lantern tops opened and a screeching black cat popped out. I jumped and set free a high-pitched squeak. From contained in the condo got here the faint titter of giggles. Regaining my composure while I ascertained that the cat was once an animatronic construction of twine and faux fur, I endured up the trail. at the porch steps, a goblin erupted from a pumpkin and a diaphanous ghost flew out of the shadows. I yelped obligingly and brushed previous spider-laden cobwebs and dripping eco-friendly ectoplasm to ring the doorbell. Deep moans and chain damn ensued. The door was once swung open by way of a witch in eco-friendly face paint. “You’re early! ” she screamed gleefully. “Halloween’s now not for 2 extra nights. ” I simply famous Ann’s daughter, Jessica, from her keen smile and the epicanthic fold in her almond-shaped eyes. “Early? in actual fact I’m too overdue! i used to be trying to find Jessica Chase and her mom, yet i assume you’ve already grew to become them into frogs and eaten them! ” Jessica collapsed into giggles. “Silly, I’m Jessica! ” “No! Are you convinced? The Jessica i do know works on the newspaper and saves misplaced cats. She’s no longer a witch. ” yet her mom is, i presumed. I questioned how a lot Jessica knew approximately her mother’s vocation. “You might be either! ” Jessica crowed. “And i will be whatever i need to be,” she further a section extra defensively. “Yes, you can,” Ann acknowledged, arising at the back of Jessica. even supposing no longer in gown, Ann was once donning an orange turtleneck and a necklace made from plastic pumpkins. “Can I assist you, Dr. McFay? Jessica’s correct that it’s a bit early for trick-or-treating. ” “I hoped lets talk,” I acknowledged. “If your dean knew you have been the following, lets either be in trouble,” Ann acknowledged, darting her eyes towards Jessica. “I imagine my dean will be shocked to work out your place all decked out for Halloween,” I responded. I didn’t suggest it as a hazard precisely. I’d by no means inform Duncan Laird on her, yet Ann didn’t recognize that, and that i was once determined. “Okay,” she acknowledged, her face grim. “Come on in. ” after which, turning to Jessica and giving her a grin that perfectly remodeled her face, she additional, “Jessica will make a few of her sizzling mulled spider for you. ” whereas Jessica went to arrange the new mulled spider—“Don’t worry,” Ann instructed me, “it’s simply sizzling apple cider with cinnamon and cloves”—Ann took me into the lounge and closed the pocket doorways. The room, embellished in Stickley challenge furnishings, had much more Halloween in it. “It’s Jessica’s favourite holiday,” Ann stated, relocating an orange-and-black pumpkin pillow over at the sofa and sitting down subsequent to me. “I couldn’t undergo to inform her she wasn’t imagined to have fun it this yr. but when the nephilim locate out …” “They may well bring to a halt your offer of Aelvesgold for Jessica? ” Ann nodded grimly.

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