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"Chilling . . . A neo-gothic treat; original, richly imagined, and powerfully told." --The Guardian (UK) forThe String Diaries
See the girl. Leah Wilde is twenty-four, a runaway on a black motorbike, hunting for answers while changing her identity with each new Central European town.
See the man, having come of age in extraordinary suffering and tragedy in nineteenth-century Budapest; witness to horror, to love, to death, and the wrath of a true monster. Izsák still lives in the present day, impossibly middle-aged. He's driven not only to hunt this immortal evil but to find his daughter, stolen from an Arctic cabin and grown into the thing Izsák has sworn to kill.
See the monster, a beautiful, seemingly young woman who stalks the American West, seeking the young and the strong to feed upon, desperate to return to Europe where her coven calls.
Written in the Blood is the epic thriller of the year, a blazing and dexterous saga spanning generations, and threading the lives of five individuals driven by love, by sacrifice, by hunger and by fear. They seek to save a race--or to extinguish it forever.
Fifteen years after a madman hunted down her parents, Leah Wilde is determined to find the truth behind the killer's monstrous powers. She is the last in a line of shapeshifters called the Long Lives. The few who remain are scattered about the globe. Leah and her mother, Hannah, are determined to find them and to save them from extinction.
But they are not alone in their search. For centuries an ancient being has thrived by killing members of the Long Lives. Over a hundred years ago in Budapest, a boy named Izsak witnessed unspeakable sacrifices within his orphanage, all to appease this ravenous beast. Today the monster stalks America, preying on the young in its quest for immortality.
WRITTEN IN THE BLOOD is the stunning next chapter in Stephen Lloyd Jones's inventive and exciting saga, an ambitious story of investigation and chase, of heroism and evil.
Number of Pages: 485
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: String Diaries
Publisher: Little Brown & Co
Author: Stephen Lloyd Jones
Street Date: May 26, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 247-43-8138
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