The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott

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A new adult novel from Michael Scott and Colette Freedman...  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.

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About Michael Scott

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An authority on mythology and folklore, Michael Scott is one of Ireland's most successful authors. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as "the King of Fantasy in these isles." The Necromancer is the fourth book in the series The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. Look for book one, The Alchemyst; book two, The Magician; and book three, The Sorceress, all available from Delacorte Press. You can learn more about these books at www.thealchemyst.com. You can visit Michael Scott at www.dillonscott.com.
 
Published December 6, 2011 by Tor Books. 352 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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Kirkus Reviews

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Fantasy from bestselling author Scott (The Warlock, 2011, etc.) and playwright Freedman (Sister Cities, 2009, etc.).

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Publishers Weekly

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In Scott and Freedman’s fantastical thriller, when Londoner Sarah Miller helps a mugging victim, she finds herself face to face with one of the Keepers—guardians of powerful and deadly artifacts know

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Publishers Weekly

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Scott (The Alchemyst) and Freedman blend magic, folklore, mystery, and history in this zippy fantastical thriller. Sarah Miller is a discontented 22-year-old Londoner in a dead-end job who lives with

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BC Books

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Dark and violent, The Thirteen Hallows manages to weave a compelling urban fantasy with many ties to the past...

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AV Club

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The author of the bestselling Nicholas Flamel books launches a new, co-written fantasy series filled with flat characters and familiar tropes.

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RT Book Reviews

So I am happy to say that although The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott and Colette Freedman follows this familiar plot, the story's vivid, violent death scenes and well-crafted villains enhance the story.

Dec 15 2011 | Read Full Review of The Thirteen Hallows

Fantasy Literature

Thirteen Hallows is an incredibly dark, urban, mystery/suspense novel based on the legend of the thirteen hallows, which I had never heard about before I read this book.

Jun 13 2012 | Read Full Review of The Thirteen Hallows

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