"Gripping . . . marks the debut of a real talent . . . I couldn't put it down!"—Sarah Langan, author of Audrey's Door
"With a cast of unforgettable characters and relentless action and suspense, Lucy A. Snyder masterfully weaves a fantastical plot into a real-world setting, never once breaking stride."—Deborah LeBlanc, author of Water Witch
"Lucy Snyder hooks you from the beginning, delivering a strong protagonist and a fresh, engaging world of magic. I can't wait to see what she does next."—Alice Henderson, author of Voracious
"An exhilarating ride of magic and mayhem."—Sèphera Girón, author of Mistress of the Dark
"In her thrilling trial-by-fire debut, Snyder's heroine—Jessie Shimmer—is transformed from young apprentice to first-class magical butt-kicker . . . the same transformation the author herself has undergone in the creation of this fully realized new urban mythology. I can't wait for book two!"—Christopher Golden, author of The Myth Hunters
About the Author
Lucy A. Snyder is the author of the story and poetry collections Sparks and Shadows and Chimeric Machines. She has a B.S. in biology and an M.A. in journalism and is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers' Workshop. Born in South Carolina, she grew up in the cowboys-and-cactus part of Texas and currently lives in Worthington, Ohio.