The Mist-Torn Witches (Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches #1) (Mass Market)

By Barb Hendee

Ace, 9780451414151, 336pp.

Publication Date: May 7, 2013

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MP3 CD (12/29/2015)

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Description

National bestselling author Barb Hendee presents a dark, fascinating new world and the story of two sisters who will discover they have far more power than they ever envisioned….

In a small village in the nation of Droevinka, orphaned sisters Céline and Amelie Fawe scrape out a living selling herbal medicines in their apothecary shop. Céline earns additional money by posing as a seer and pretending to read people’s futures.

But they exist in a land of great noble houses, all vying for power, and when the sisters refuse the orders of a warlord prince, they must flee and are forced to depend on the warlord prince’s brother, Anton, for a temporary haven.

A series of bizarre deaths of pretty young girls is plaguing the village surrounding Prince Anton’s castle. He offers Céline and Amelie permanent protection if they can use their “skills” to find the killer.

With little choice, the sisters enter a world unknown to them—of fine gowns and banquets and advances from powerful men. Their survival depends on catching a murderer who appears to walk through walls and vanish without a trace—and the danger grows with each passing night.


About the Author

Barb Hendee writes the Noble Dead Saga with her husband, J. C. Hendee, which includes such novels as Dhampir, The Dog in the Dark, and Between Their Worlds. Barb’s short fiction has appeared in numerous genre magazines and anthologies. She is also the author of the Vampire Memories series.


Praise For The Mist-Torn Witches (Novel of the Mist-Torn Witches #1)

Praise for The Mist-Torn Witches:

"Two sisters trying to make a go of their late parents' apothecary shop find themselves caught up in a rivalry between two princes in this 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 Mist-Torn Witches is a must-read, full of suspense, drama, and magic. I didn't want this one to end."—SciFiChick.com

"Hendee's The Mist-Torn Witches is a gripping read with absorbing characters, and plenty of danger around every corner."—Errant Dreams Reviews

"[A] well-constructed fantasy with two likeable and interesting main characters....a fun read."—A Book Obsession

"[A] creatively mysterious fantasy world....Hendee knows how to hook her reders with beatiful, detailed settings."—Seeing Night Reviews


Praise for Barb Hendee:

“Hendee has a gift for intricate psychological plots, and her characters are some of the best in current fantasy.”—Booklist

"Those looking for an alternative to Patricia Briggs or Ilona Andrews won't be disappointed." —Monsters and Critics