Barb Hendee, author of the Mist-Torn Witches and the Vampire Memories series, including Ghosts of Memories, In Memories We Fear, and Memories of Envy, lives in a quirky little town near Portland, Oregon, with her husband J. C. Hendee, with whom she writes the Noble Dead Saga. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies.
Céline and Amelie Fawe can see into anyone’s past and future simply by touching him. They have used their powers to secure sanctuaryand a fine apothecary’s shopin the village around Castle Sèone. But their continued safety has a price....
Far to the north, the men of an isolated silver mining community are turning into vicious beasts” that slaughter anyone in sight. The mines belong to the noble family of Prince Antonruler of Castle Sèone and Céline and Amelie’s patronand Anton’s tyrannical father has ordered his son to solve the mystery as a test of his leadership. He has no choice but to send the witches into the perilous north to use their abilities to discover the cause of the transformations. Given how much they owe the prince, the sisters have no choice but to go.
Together with the overprotective Lieutenant Jaromir, Célene and Amelie enter the dark world of a far-off mining camp tainted by fear, mistrust, and enslavementand haunted by men turning into massive mad wolves without warning. Now the two must draw upon strength and cunning they never thought they possessed not only to solve the mystery, but to survive....
PRAISE FOR THE MIST-TORN WITCHES
“Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—Booklist
“[An] engaging fantasy novel...Clues as to the sisters' magical heritage, hints of romance, threats both supernatural and human, and courtly intrigue combine for a fun fantasy mystery.”—Locus
“The murder mystery at the core of this book…will hold readers spellbound.”—RT Book Reviews
“A well-constructed fantasy with two likable and interesting main characters…a fun read.”—A Book Obsession
“Hendee knows how to hook her readers with beautiful detailed settings.”—Seeing Night Book Reviews
“Incredibly vivid…a must read, full of suspense, drama, and magic.”—SciFiChick.com