BlurbTen years after the sinister disappearance of her father, the turmoil begins again with the stealing of souls … Seventeen-year-old Evee is forced to accept her birthright of dark secrets and death as she inherits the role of Soul Guardian; a role that brings her into the dangerous influence of a coven of witches and the enigmatic, alluring Hunter, Ben, to defeat the rise of dark magick.
‘Daddy? I thought you were dead.’
He laughs but it sounds bitter. ‘Not yet.’
His words make me feel afraid. None of this seems real.
But his hand on my wrist feels real. Very real.
There are frown lines on his forehead now. ‘You must listen to me, Evee. I’m sorry that I have to do this to you, munchkin, but you’re the only one. The souls. You must guard the souls.’
All of a sudden, again, there is more demonic laughter. Mocking. Cruel. Hard.
I feel a thrill of sheer terror overcome me; the bang of blood in my ears, in time with my pounding heart. Behind it, there is a snarling, snatching sound, almost like dogs readying themselves to hunt in a pack and I imagine I see the movements of wild shadowy beasts on the other side of the room.
My father’s grip on my wrist is so tight it hurts. His fingers dig into my flesh. I don’t think he is aware that he is still holding me.
The ground and the walls behind him burst into flame. From here, the heat licks at my skin and singes my hair. My lungs burn as it roars like an animal unleashed, now gone wild.
‘Evee, run!’ My father screams and pushes me toward the office door, his words almost swallowed by the popping sound made by shattering glass as he is engulfed by the inferno.
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