By C. N. Crawford
Seventeen-year-old sorcerer Toby Corvin tumbles via a snow fall into downtown Boston, half-frozen and half-dead. A refugee from a paranormal international, he shelters on the prestigious Mather Academy. There, he waits for his female friend. purely she by no means arrives.
Trapped in Boston, he attempts to mixture in as a scholar on the previous boarding university. among sessions, he secretly plots to avoid wasting his domestic.
But if whatever can distract him Toby his venture, it's Fiona--wild-haired with an unrestrained interest to check. She is decided to profit the reality approximately Toby's risky magic.
When a spectral military from Toby's international starts slaughtering Bostonians, Toby and Fiona needs to interact to prevent the carnage. within the technique, they face unspeakable hazard unearthing darkish secrets and techniques of recent England's past--a earlier that holds the major to saving either worlds from destruction.
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Apparently the man had decided to play for both teams at once. We Others cannot serve the Light and the Dark at the same time. But for people it's simpler. That's the way most of them live anyway. Then . . then Victor's killing might not be a coincidence. Zabulon could have found out that Prokhorov was helping us and taken his revenge by killing Prokhorov's son. But not with his own hands, of course. Or the other way round. It was a sad thought, but Geser could have given the order to eliminate Victor.
Of course. But even so? ' Geser frowned. 'Twenty years ago the young man's father was identified as a potential Light Other. A rather powerful one. He declined initiation, and said he wanted to remain a human being. He sent the Dark Ones packing straight away. But he maintained a certain level of contact with us. ' I nodded. Yes, it was a rare case. It's not often that people reject all the opportunities that Others have. 'You might say that I feel guilty about Prokhorov senior,' Geser said.
No, I know you're going to London, but what for? To study? ' Egor snorted. 'Why not in Moscow? One stone jungle is the same as any other . . ' I asked, knowing what the answer would be. ' Now it was my turn to gape in surprise. ' Egor chuckled. Well, would you believe it! But then, it was an excellent disguise for an Other. Even for an uninitiated one - they still have minor powers that exceed normal human abilities. They're natural stage magicians and conjurors. ' I said sincerely. ' Egor sighed.
The Witching Elm (Memento Mori Series, Book 1) by C. N. Crawford