Synopses & Reviews
After making early gains on the battlefields, General Washingtons struggling young armies are being relentlessly pressed back by British troops and Hessian mercenaries. Among the enemys ranks is a mysterious force from the Covenant, a secret society of evil witches that for centuries has been pulling the strings of European history: a Hessian necromancer who drinks the power of other witches like a vampire and whose allies include devils and ghosts. Now this man seeks to sap the fighting spirit of Washingtons troops by means of a pernicious curse, chaining the souls of the dead to the spirits of the living.
Against him stand Proctor Brown and Deborah Walcott, two young patriots who lead a ragtag band of witches as much in danger from their own side as from the enemy. Proctor and Deborah must find a way to break the Hessians curse before the newborn revolution is smothered in its cradle—and the Covenant extends its dark dominion to the shores of America, extinguishing forever the already sputtering torch of liberty.
Set during the Revolutionary War, this follow-up to "The Patriot Witch" continues Finlay's Traitor to the Crown series, featuring a young hero battling for America's freedom--and coming to terms with the powers of the witchcraft he wields. Original.
About the Author
C. C. Finlay was born in 1964 in New York City but soon thereafter was banished to rural Ohio. His childhood was divided equally between playing in the woods and reading his way through the fiction shelves of his small towns Carnegie library. Like Jay Gatsby, he studied abroad briefly at the University of Oxford, and it was there, at New College, founded in 1379 around a remnant of the old city wall built by William the Conqueror, that he fell in love with history. He studied literature at Capital University and did graduate work in history at the Ohio State University, where he was a research assistant on two award-winning books about the U.S. Constitution. He started writing fiction after the birth of his first son because he wanted to set an example about chasing ones dreams. He lives in Columbus with his wife, Rae, and two sons, all smart readers, who keep him honest.