The Watchtower by Lee Carroll

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What secrets are hidden in her past . . . ?

Jewelry designer Garet James is still coming to terms with the astounding revelation in BLACK SWAN RISING that she is the last in a long line of women sworn to protect the world from evil.  Now she has received a sign from Will Hughes, the 400-year-old vampire who once helped her defeat the evil threatening to destroy New York City.  Hughes, tortured by his own violent history which is vividly reenacted here, has asked her to join him on a quest to rid himself of his curse of vampirism.  While looking for Will in Paris, Garet encounters a number of mysterious figures-an ancient botanist metamorphosed into the oldest tree in Paris, a gnome who lives under the Labyrinth at the Jardin des Plantes, a librarian at the Institut Oceanographique, and a dryad in the Luxembourg Gardens.

Each encounter leads Garet closer to finding Will Hughes, but she realizes that she’s not the only one who’s trying to find the way to the magical world called the Summer Country. As Garet struggles to understand her family legacy, each answer she finds only leads to more questions—and to more danger.…

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About Lee Carroll

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LEE CARROLL is a pseudonym for the collaboration between Hammett Award–winning mystery novelist Carol Goodman and her poet and hedge fund manager husband, Lee Slonimsky. Goodman and Slonimsky live in Great Neck, New York.
 
Published August 2, 2011 by Tor Books. 398 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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First-person narrator Garet James, a New York City jewelry designer, has traveled to Paris in search of charismatic vampire Will Hughes, who stole Garet's magical antique silver box.

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Carroll, a joint pseudonym for mystery author Carol Goodman and her husband, Lee Slonimsky, continue their ultralightweight urban fantasy trilogy with this vapid tale.

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Check out the next chapter of Garet James' journey as she discovers more of her family's past and her ties to the realm of faeries...

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And meeting the various fae Garet (and Will) encountered along the journey was intriguing - from the 17th century botanist transformed into a tree by the fae to the octopus librarian, each had a history that gracefully weaved past and present together while educating the reader on a bit of faerie...

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About a year ago I entered the world of Garet James, a jewelry designer living in New York City, in the book Black Swan Rising.

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The last in a long line of women sworn to guard our world against evil, jeweller Garet James is struggling to come to terms with who – or what – she really is.

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