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Thoughtful and leisurely, this fresh urban fantasy from Canadian author Huff (Valor's Trial) features an ensemble cast of nuanced characters in Calgary, Alberta. Headstrong young museum research assistant Allie Gale takes over her missing grandmother's titular junk-shop, which is supposedly crucial to the local community. When Allie arrives to find a leprechaun, a monkey's paw and a magic mirror, she realizes her grandmother didn't mean the human community. After spotting low-flying dragons and other UnderRealm creatures in the neighborhood, Allie calls on the help of her powerful family of modern, benevolent Toronto witches, who attempt to visit via a spacetime-spanning Wood until something shadowy begins pushing them out in inconvenient locales like Haiti. Fantasy buffs will find plenty of humor, thrills and original mythology to chew on, along with refreshingly three-dimensional women in an original, fully realized world. (June)
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"Fantasy buffs will find plenty of humor, thrills and original mythology to chew on, along with refreshingly three-dimensional women in an original, fully realized world." (Publishers Weekly) "The Gales are an amazing family, the aunts will strike fear into your heart, and the characters Allie meets are both charming and terrifying." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
It should have mentioned that the book is all about incest and inbreeding.Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
Tanya Huff is a writer who puts you right into the action. She never explains her world; it only becomes revealed as the book goes on. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Gary D.
After hearing me bemoan the loss of my entire Blood Books Series by Ms. Huff, my wonderful hubby bought me this book to cheer me it. It worked. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rosa
I spent most of the book going, 'what are they talking about'. And a lot was really never explained fully. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lynne Randolph
Love the book and am about to start the second one in the series.Published 2 months ago by Janice White
Love Tanya Huff's work. This one started slow but, could not wait to get to the next one.Published 3 months ago by S. Vaught
The Gale family is one you will enjoy meeting, but watch out for that pie!Published 4 months ago by Theresa May
The audio version, the reader does not hold your attention
Not sure what i expected when i started reading, but it grabbed me pretty quick. I like the way she develops her characters, good depth.Published 5 months ago by Steven C. Mitchell