Seventeen-year-old Mae’s younger brother Jamie is claimed by magicians known as the Obsidian Circle, and Mae once again appeals to friends Alan and Nick for help. Although the four come together to face the power-hungry magicians, internal doubts and treachery threaten the outcome.
Mae Crawford's always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has changed. Her younger brother, Jamie, suddenly has magical powers, and she's even more unsettled when she realizes that Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Mae Crawford's always thought of herself as in control, but in the last few weeks her life has changed. Her younger brother, Jamie, suddenly has magical powers, and she's even more unsettled when she realizes that Gerald, the new leader of the Obsidian Circle, is trying to persuade Jamie to join the magicians. Even worse… Jamie hasn't told Mae a thing about any of it. Mae turns to brothers Nick and Alan to help her rescue Jamie, but they are in danger from Gerald themselves because he wants to steal Nick's powers. Will Mae be able to find a way to save everyone she cares about from the power-hungry magician's carefully laid trap?
“"Surprise zombies," Jamie said faintly. "Fantastic.""Not really a party until someone brings the surprise zombies," said Nick, and charged them.”
“Can’t spell ‘demon’ without ‘emo.’”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
“I cook better than you,” Nick corrected absently. “I think monkeys can probably be taught to cook better than you.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“Oh, yeah,” said Nick. “My battle cry would be ‘For blood, vengeance, and my undeniable good looks!’”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“Mum is kind of badass,” Jamie said into Mae’s shoulder. “Where’s Nick?” Mae glanced around and saw Nick thump a wolf in its snarling face with his elbow, and then palm a dagger. “He’s punching wolves.” “Good, good,” said Jamie. “I know he likes to keep busy.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“You are my friend,” he told him. “Yeah, I am,” said Nick. “But these stairs,” Jamie said sadly. “They are not my friends.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“Not really a party until someone brings the surprise zombies,” said Nick, and charged them.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“You two must get these tastes from your father,” she said as Mae drew level with her. “I was never in the least drawn to the dangerous type. Even in college!” “Dad dated dangerous guys in college?” Mae asked. “I had no idea.” “You know what I meant!”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Turns out he does run,” Nick drawled. “Given an incentive. And he wouldn’t be so out of breath if he hadn’t kept shrieking.” “That was not a shriek,” Jamie said with dignity. “It was a husky masculine cry of terror.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“I saw you put rice in a toaster once,” said Mae. “I was there when you made that tin of beans explode.” “It was faulty,” Jamie protested, his eyes shifty. “I am sure of this.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Also,” Nick added curtly, “I’m sorry about your face.” Jamie looked over his shoulder, and touched the demon’s mark crawling along his jaw with the back of his hand. “Sorry about saving all our lives by doing something you had to do?” “Oh no,” Nick said blandly. “I just meant, you know. Generally.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
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