The Reckoning

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The Reckoning

Book Two of the Taker Trilogy

By Alma Katsu

Gallery Books, Hardcover, 9781451651805, 352pp.

Publication Date: June 19, 2012

A love triangle spanning 200 years Alma Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart.
Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.
She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair's seductive facade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all of time.
Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she's collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she's been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He's free and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself.
With the stunningly imaginative storytelling and rich characterizations that fascinated readers worldwide and made The Taker a singular and memorable literary debut and an international sensation, Alma Katsu once again delivers a powerful evocation of the dark side of romantic love (Publishers Weekly) in her breathtaking new novel.

About the Author
Alma Katsu has a B.A. in Writing from Brandeis University, where she studied under John Irving, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins Writing Program. She lives with her husband in Virginia.

Praise For The Reckoning

“Beautiful, mesmerizing… and leaves readers anxiously awaiting Katsu’s final volume.” —Library Journal

"Katsu’s seductive second book in her supernatural thriller trilogy picks up where her well-received debut, The Taker, left off...this installment stays true to its author’s initial vision. " —Publishers Weekly

"Katsu’s brilliant series second will utterly enchant you." —RT Book Reviews

“Grips you from start to finish. . . . Fascinating and thrilling. A unique, enduring story of the paranormal!” —Historical Novel Review

“With The Reckoning, obsession is taken to a whole new level….The characters in this trilogy are fascinating…Adair is the perfect mix of villain and ‘hot guy.’ Not only is this a good sequel, but it’s a powerful lead-in to what is sure to be the final, unforgettable chapter in Lanore’s amazing life.” —Suspense Magazine

“Enchanting. . . . Amazing. . . . A gorgeously written sequel. . . . I simply couldn’t put it down. . . . Rich, satisfying, and convincing.” —Chapters

“Fast-paced. . . . Fans will enjoy this supernatural drama.” —Genre Go Round Reviews

“Fans of Katsu’s haunting novel The Taker can finally indulge in their next juicy fix. . . . Gripping, pulse-pounding. . . . A whole new level of suspense.” —Night Owl Reviews

“Amazing… breathtaking and beautiful.” —Just Another Story

The Taker blew my mind and The Reckoning had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. This is a must read series.” —Hooked on Books