By Cate Tiernan
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a sad vehicle twist of fate, she is compelled to go away the single domestic she's ever identified to dwell with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as unimaginable because the second she comes nose to nose with the impossible the same dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a relatives of witches, that she possesses excellent powers, and that she, in addition to Clio, has a key position in Balefire, the coven she was once born into. Fiery Clio is under delighted to need to proportion the highlight, however the twins needs to discover ways to mix their powers so one can whole a ceremony that might remodel their lives and the coven eternally.
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I licked my lips and watched the ghost as it stooped over one of the rolling cradles. She smiled, loving-kindness in her eyes, and breathed out her song over the baby. The infant shuddered out a tiny breath, eyes closed in sleep, and did not inhale. Hush little baby . . Time had run out. In a perfect world, I would have simply dumped the dust onto the ghost. But it舗s not a perfect world: Ghosts don舗t have to play by the rules of reality, and until they acknowledge that you舗re there, it舗s tough, very, very tough, to affect them at all.
She closed her eyes and drew in a breath. 舠I need a talisman,舡 she said. 舡 That made me sit up and take notice, metaphorically speaking. With the city flying into spiritual chaos as it was, I had no trouble believing that a girl gifted with magical talent might be experiencing some bad phenomena. Ghosts and spooks are drawn to the magically gifted. 舡 Her eyes shifted left and right, never looking at me. 舠I can舗t really say, Mr. Dresden. It舗s powerful and it wants to hurt me. They . . 舡 True, in point of fact.