Four and Twenty Blackbirds
Although she was orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is never alone. Three dead women watch from the shadows, bound to protect her from harm. But in the woods a gunman waits, convinced that Eden is destined to follow her wicked great-grandfather--an African magician with the power to curse the living... show more
Although she was orphaned at birth, Eden Moore is never alone. Three dead women watch from the shadows, bound to protect her from harm. But in the woods a gunman waits, convinced that Eden is destined to follow her wicked great-grandfather--an African magician with the power to curse the living and raise the dead. Now Eden must decipher the secret of the ghostly trio before a new enemy more dangerous than the fanatical assassin destroys what is left of her family. She will sift through lies in a Georgian ante-bellum mansion and climb through the haunted ruins of a 19th century hospital, desperately seeking the truth that will save her beloved aunt from the curse that threatens her life.
Publish date: October 1st 2005
Publisher: Tor Books
Pages no: 285
Edition language: English
, Urban Fantasy
, Southern Gothic
Series: Eden Moore (#1)
I really enjoyed this book. It’s one of those books that tends to give you a lot of questions and reveals the answers slowly as the story proceeds. I had trouble putting the book down both because the story was interesting and because I wanted to know all the answers.This is a paranormal-type stor...
I think what I loved most about this book was the distinct lack of romance, there was no dark mysterious stranger or bad boy with a heart of gold who helped her discover who she is, and what she has to do. Not that I don't enjoy romance, but lately it seems that every book I read has to have it, and...
(review was originally posted on my livejournal account: http://intoyourlungs.livejournal.com)As you can see with the little banner above (click if you want more details), I read this book for The Women of Fantasy bookclub. :) I've been wanting to read work by Cherie Priest for awhile; her steampun...
The creepist, strangest section of this book takes place in a bathroom at a summer camp. It does.Of course, it could have been because I was reading it late at night, in bed, with the crazy homeless group across the street talking very, very, very loudly. (Yes, I know I should be more Christian an...