Nick, his brother, Alan, and his mother are constantly on the run from the most feared magician of all. But when two kids from school, Mae and Jamie, come to the family with questions about a mark Jaime has recieved from a demon, Alan ends up being marked, too. The only way to save his brother... read more
Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Nick and his brother, Alan, have spent their lives on the run from magic. Their father was murdered, and their mother was driven mad by magicians and the demons who give them power. The magicians are hunting the Ryves family for a charm that Nick's mother stole -- a charm that keeps her alive -- and they want it badly enough to kill again.
Danger draws even closer when a brother and sister come to the Ryves family for help. The boy wears a demon's mark, a sign of death that almost nothing can erase...and when Alan also gets marked by a demon, Nick is desperate to save him. The only way to do that is to kill one of the magicians they have been hiding from for so long.
Ensnared in a deadly game of cat and mouse, Nick starts to suspect that his brother is telling him lie after lie about their past. As the magicians' Circle closes in on their family, Nick uncovers the secret that could destroy them all.
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“You never had a father or brother. You never had a heart.”Black Arthur
“So I'm a monster. Are you scared?”Nick Ryves
Behind him, Jamie said, “I’m not all that accustomed to the walking dead. Is it all right if I cry with terror?”Highlighted by 8 Kindle customers
Parents, bosses, animals, and children, they all liked Alan. Girls liked Nick. He felt it was a fair trade.Highlighted by 7 Kindle customers
They either learn to control it and keep it a secret forever, or they try to do something with the magic.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
“People think you’re—a bat,” Nick said slowly. “Well, of course. Many people think I’m a blueberry scone.”Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
Nick observed the flicker of appreciation in her brown eyes. He wasn’t particularly surprised. She was just the type to like them tall, dark, and carrying a lethal weapon.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“I don’t know what I saw. It could’ve been a hallucination. You get those from sniffing glue.” “You’ve never sniffed glue!” “I’ve smelled glue,” Jamie said after a pause. “In art class.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“Fear’s useless,” he tried to explain. “Either something bad happens or it doesn’t: If it doesn’t, you’ve wasted time being afraid, and if it does, you’ve wasted time that you could have spent sharpening your weapons.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Mae looked annoyed for a minute, and then a smile tugged at her mouth, drawing her away into amusement. “Well,” she said, shrugging. “I grew them myself.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Now that birds were not trying to claw Nick’s eyes out, it was easy enough to spot the illusion. He was good at spotting magic. He’d tried to explain to Alan once that illusions were sharper, more real than the real world, more real than they had to be, but Alan had never been able to see it.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Nick turned to Jamie before the body hit the floor. “They’re not hard to kill,” he said. “It’s just that most people panic, seeing the dead.” “Oh, they panic, do they?” Jamie asked in a hollow voice. “I can’t imagine why.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Chapter 1 - Ravens In The Kitchen
Chapter 2 - Demon's Mark
Chapter 3 - The Hidden Girl
Chapter 4 - The Goblin Market
Chapter 5 - Dancing Up A Demon
Chapter 6 - The Hunt Begins
Chapter 7 - The Intruders
Chapter 8 - The Capture
Chapter 9 - Chains
Chapter 10 - The House Of Mezentius
Chapter 11 - Answers
Chapter 12 - Blood Calls To Blood
Chapter 13 - The Trick
Chapter 14 - Black Arthur
Chapter 15 - Nothing Human
Chapter 16 - Exorcism
Chapter 17 - Knowing The Words
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