Synopses & Reviews
Cat Barahal and her beloved cousin Bee think they have reached a safe place to shelter. But the Cold Mages who are conspiring to take them prisoner are closing in. The warlord who hopes to conquer all Europa is convinced their destiny is to aid him, whether they want to or not. And the man Cat was forced to marry is back, as vainly arrogant and annoyingly handsome as ever.
Worst of all, as Hallows' Night approaches, powers hidden deep within the spirit world are rising. Cat must seek allies against these threats and figure out who to trust, for if she makes the wrong choices, she'll lose everything.
Only one thing is certain. When Hallows' Night comes the Wild Hunt will ride- and it feeds on mortal blood.
"Elliott's second Spiritwalker novel (after Cold Magic) explores a magical alternate Earth in all its intricate and colorful glory. The city of Adurnam is controlled by powerful cold mages, but rebellion is stirring, led by General Camjiata, a crafty warlord who seeks to unite Europa into one glorious empire. The cold mages of Four Moons House, who forced young noblewoman Catherine Hassi Barahal to wed the young mage Andevai Diarisso Haranwy, want her under their thumb, while Camjiata is determined to keep Cat close to fulfill a prophecy that will bring him to power. Desperate to escape her magically binding marriage and save her precognitive cousin, Bee, from the Wild Hunt, Cat seeks her mysterious father in the spirit world only to find worse trouble. Elliott skillfully blends intrigue and romance in this lively series about strong women caught among powerful and deadly forces." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Praise for Cold Magic
"Elliott pulls out all the stops in a wildly imaginative narrative that will ring happy bells for fans of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy."--Publisher's Weekly
"Elliott has concocted something very special and original here, with elements to tweak sci-fi and fantasy fans of nearly any stripe, from alt history and steampunk aficionados, to lovers of intrigue, romance, and swashbuckling adventure."--New York Journal of Books
"The concept got me shivering. . . .the characters, the mysteries, the background history, the cultural complexity, were all so intriguing I couldn't stop reading."--Elizabeth Moon
"Fans of steampunk and alternate history will enjoy this heady mix of magic and technology."--The Library Journal
Only one thing is certain: when Hallows' Night comes, the Wild Hunt will ride - and it feeds on mortal blood.
Cat and her cousin Bee are caught in a maze of intrigue, treachery, and magic. Everyone seems to want something from them: the Cold Mages are trying to take them prisoner, and the warlord who wants to conquer all of Europa seems sure they have a special destiny to aid him whether they want to or not. Worse, hidden powers deep in the spirit world are rising, and they are the most dangerous of all. Cat must seek allies and figure out who she can trust in order to save the ones she loves. For if she doesn't, everything will be lost.
About the Author
Kate Elliott is the author of more than a dozen novels, including the Novels of the Jaran and, most recently, the Crossroads fantasy series. King's Dragon, the first novel in the Crown of Stars series, was a Nebula Award finalist; The Golden Key (with Melanie Rawn and Jennifer Roberson) was a World Fantasy Award finalist. Born in Oregon, she lives in Hawaii. Find out more about the author at www.kateelliott.com or on twitter @KateElliottSFF.