The Thirteen Hallows – front w/postcard

The Thirteen Hallows – back w/postcard

Audiobook received: The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman, read by Kate Reading for Macmillan Audio. 9 CDs. “The Hallows. Ancient Artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction?” Scott is the author of bestselling series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, and Reading is the award-winning narrator of The Wheel of Time, Boneshaker, and The Way of Kings (among many others). It’s not one I had on my radar, and it’s set to be released simultaneously with the print edition from Tor on December 6. First in a series, with an audio excerpt available, along with a text excerpt. I’ve started to take a liking more and more to fantasy overlays on our modern world — from Neil Gaiman’s American Gods to Lev Grossman’s The Magicians and Orson Scott Card’s The Lost Gate to Alex Bledsoe’s The Hum and the Shiver … I’m not sure why all of a sudden these stories are attracting me more and more; it’s not as if I have rediscovered some belief that secret, magical powers really do abound beneath the mundane surface of the world. But, still, there’s something there.

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