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Boxes will ship April 19-23
Monthly collectable: skeleton key inspired by Sabriel
ABOUT THE BOOK:
This month’s adult book takes us to a fantastical world where time is currency, and you can sell away your life, where emotions can be bottled and weaponized, and where death is not the end of your knowledge and ambitions. This novel opens with the daring theft of an extremely dangerous magical artifact that could potentially lead to the deaths of dozens, or more. The main character is a tough young woman who is a member of the law enforcement, as she attempts to track down the artifact and its thieves, and unravel the mystery of how and why it was stolen in the first place, while simultaneously struggling with a crippling phobia. At the same time, the narrative switches to the perspective of a young woman trying to heal her mother of a devastating illness, only to find her attempts thwarted as the magic needed proceeds to overwhelm her. How the stories of these two women become intertwined leads to more questions (and answers) than either know how to deal with.
This intricate novel manages to be many things at once: a fantasy with dystopian overtones, a police procedural mixed with a heist novel, a story about consequences and the lengths one will go to in order to fulfill their ambitions. In a world that is dark, filled monsters both human and nonhuman, where the years of your life can be gambled away and your emotions can be twisted and overturned by outside forces, it is no wonder that these characters must face intense violence and uncertainty as they navigate the mysteries unfolding around them. And as the quickly-paced plot hurtles you down its shadowy path, the results will leave you breathless.
a few pretty gruesome scenes of violence and death
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