WHEN SUMMER WAS OVER, the Faerie would come for the children. Cobbs is a threadbare mining town with secrets and sorrow to spare. The newly arrived Rutherfords choke on their own share of misery when their daughter Abigail suddenly vanishes.
Desperate to find his sister, Jack has no one to turn to but Lucius, a mysterious former slave with a few secrets of his own. Together they plunge into the twisting, enchanted landscape of the wicked, the fey, and the grim. Jack will have to unlock the rules of wyrd magic and ancient relics to prevail, but there is far more at stake than either of them can imagine.
...“Go ahead, open it up…” He watched John’s face as he reached down and lifted the lid. Inside the box John saw bones, long and slender. It was a skeletal hand and forearm, with desiccated, hairy flesh still clinging to the bones, long gray nails curving wickedly. The five-fingered structure was disturbingly human, but long-fingered like that of a raccoon. John instantly gasped and stood up, backing away from the bed. The scene seemed surreal to him; Grandpa Jack sitting in bed in a pool of yellow light with the box open on his lap, asking about his brother’s death. He tried to control his breathing as he saw Grandpa Jack staring at him, an intent look in his eyes.
“John, this is what I want to tell you about.” ....
"Superbly written, delightfully thrilling, and thoroughly engaging... a must-read debut!"
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The highly anticipated JOURNEY OF FEAR - coming 2014!