By Mercedes Lackey; Rosemary Edghill

Tor Books, Hardcover, 9780765328236, 342pp.

Publication Date: July 5, 2011


The second book in the Shadow Grail series by the "New York Times," "USA Today," and "Publishers Weekly "bestselling authors Mercedes Lackey and Rosemary Edghill

Spirit and her friends Burke, Loch, Muirin, and Addie have managed to defeat the evil force that has been killing students at Oakhurst Academy for the past forty years--or so they think. When a series of magical attacks disrupts the school, Doctor Ambrosius calls upon alumnus Mark Rider to secure the campus--and start training the students for war. The only student without magic, Spirit doesn't trust Mark or his methods. She knows that Oakhurst isn't safe. And if Spirit and her friends want to live long enough to graduate, they have to find out what is really going on--before it's too late.

About the Author
Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory have written the Enduring Flame trilogy, which includes the New York Times bestseller The Phoenix Transformed, and the Obsidian Trilogy: The Outstretched Shadow, named Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror by VOYA; To Light a Candle, a USA Today bestseller; and When Darkness Falls, a New York Times bestseller. Lackey lives in Claremore, Oklahoma. Mallory lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Rosemary Edghill is a prolific writer in several genres, under her own name and various pseudonyms. Her "Bast "books, witty mysteries featuring a Wiccan amateur detective, were collected in "Bell, Book, and Murder". She has also written Regency Romances and fantasy novels, including several collaborations with Mercedes Lackey ("Spirits White as Lightning "and "Mad Maudlin") and Andre Norton ("Shadow of Albion "and" Leopard in Exile").

Edghill lives in upstate New York with several cats and several Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, which she shows in obedience competitions.

Praise For Conspiracies

Praise for Shadow Grail #1: Legacies:

“ Lackey and Edghill know how to spin a yarn, immediately pulling the reader into Spirit’s mourning psyche as well as the fast-paced action of the mystery, mixing marvelous elements of fairy tales and mythology into both the plot and references in the students’Magical History class.…There’s also a touch of romance, and readers who appreciate everything from X -Men to Harry Potter will be begging for the sequel.” —Booklist

“The authors expertly balance a heady mixture of mystery and teenage romance in this well-paced first of the Shadow Grail series.”—RT Book Reviews