The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy (Mass Market Paperbound)

Book One of the Taker Trilogy

By Alma Katsu

Pocket Books, 9781451676457, 592pp.

Publication Date: February 26, 2013



A "mesmerizing" (Booklist, starred review) and haunting love story that spans 200 years, The Taker blends immortality, alchemy, sensuality, and betrayal into an unforgettable tale.

True love can last an eternity . . . but immortality comes at a price..

On the midnight shift at a hospital in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is expecting a quiet evening. Until a mysterious woman arrives in his ER, escorted by police--Lanore McIlvrae is a murder suspect--and Luke is inexplicably drawn to her. As Lanny tells him her story, an impassioned account of love and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she changes his life forever. . . . At the turn of the nineteenth century, Lanny was consumed as a child by her love for the son of St. Andrew's founder, and she will do anything to be with him forever. But the price she pays is steep-- an immortal bond that chains her to a terrible fate.

Praise For The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy

"A haunting tale of passion, obsession, and immortal longing. The Taker is unlike any other novel I have read: a gothic historical with a searing modern twist that will captivate your imagination and keep you reading long into the night." —C.W. Gortner, author of THE TUDOR SECRET

“Absolutely one of the best books [I] read in 2011.” —Just Another Story

“The Taker by Alma Katsu has literally left me speechless! [Katsu] mix[es] just the right amount of history, magic, and suspense…The only way to fully understand the magic of The Taker is to go and pick up a copy for yourself!” —Browsing Bookshelves