Modern witchcraft blends with ancient Celtic mythology in a mesmerizing story of dark magic that’s perfect for fans of V.E. Schwab’s Shade of Magic trilogy and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.
‘The action sequences are cinematic in scope, and rich interior characterizations add depth to an arresting story’ Publishers Weekly
‘A suspenseful supernatural story’ School Library Journal
The gods are hunting.
An ancient evil will wake.
The witches are gathering.
Seventeen-year-old Dayna Walsh is struggling to cope with her somatic OCD; the aftermath of being outed as bisexual in her conservative Irish town; and the return of her long-absent mother, who barely seems like a parent. But all that really matters to her is ascending and finally becoming a full witch—plans that are complicated when another coven, rumored to have a sordid history with black magic, arrives in town with premonitions of death. Dayna immediately finds herself at odds with the bewitchingly frustrating granddaughter of their coven leader, Meiner King.
And then a witch turns up murdered at a local sacred site, along with the blood symbol of the Butcher of Manchester—an infamous serial killer whose trail has long gone cold. The killer’s motives are entangled in a complex web of witches and gods, and Dayna and Meiner soon find themselves at the center of it all. Because if they don’t stop the Butcher, one of them will be next…