Title: The Thirteen Hallows (Amazon, Goodreads, Website)
Authors: Michael Scott (Amazon, Goodreads, Website)
Colette Freedman (Amazon, Goodreads, Website)
Series: The Hallows Saga
Publisher: Tor Books
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Fantasy
Source: JKS Communications (publicist)
The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction?
A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-old secret.
For decades, the Keepers guarded these Hallows, keeping them safe and hidden and apart from each other. But now the Keepers are being brutally murdered, their prizes stolen, the ancient objects bathed in their blood. Now, only a few remain.
With her dying breath, one of the Keepers convinces Sarah Miller, a practical stranger, to deliver her Hallow—a broken sword with devastating powers—to her American nephew, Owen.
The duo quickly become suspects in a series of murders as they are chased by both the police and the sadistic Dark Man and his nubile mistress.
As Sarah and Owen search for the surviving Keepers, they unravel the deadly secret the Keepers were charged to protect. The mystery leads Sarah and Owen on a cat-and-mouse chase through England and Wales, and history itself, as they discover that the sword may be the only thing standing between the world… and a horror beyond imagining.
The Thirteen Hallows is the beginning of a spellbinding new saga, a thrilling tale of ancient magic and modern times by a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning playwright.
Let me start off by saying, if you read the 13 Tidbits about The Thirteen Hallows and didn’t run out to buy it, why not? Hmm? This is one that you will not only crave more, but you will want to share it with your friends as well. I know the perfect person who will be getting this for their birthday if they haven’t already read it.
If you saw someone being attached, would you step in and help or turn the other way? A chilling thriller, the story starts off with a young woman helping an elderly woman when she is attacked by two thugs. Unbeknownst to her, she is now at the heart of a centuries old struggle to protect the Hallows of Britain. Filled with beautiful details of the Hallows, and mixed in with some blood and gore, this has a bit of everything. Those trying to gather the Hallows together are ruthless, and will stop at nothing to see their mission accomplished. Yes, there is plenty to send shivers down your spine, but for an adult thriller, I don’t think the bloodshed is overdone.
Scott’s work may be better known for his young adult Alchemist series, but he’s going to have a large adult following as this series takes off. As for Freedman, I haven’t read/seen any of her works yet, but she’s on my list of authors to get to know.
I highly recommend this book to any adult, and older teens. This is a series that adults who loved Harry Potter will embrace for its fantasy and mystery elements and one you will want everyone you know to read as well.