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Poison & Poultice by Kristin Jacques
Genre: Paranormal Fiction | Novella, 63 Pages | Published: 7.13.21 by The Parliament House
For fans of paranormal fiction, Kristin Jacques has released a novella in The Gate Cycle series. Book 1 (Marrow Charm) and Book 2 (Skin Curse) are already available, this novella is #1.5, and book #3 (Blood Vow) comes out in February of next year.
Book Jacket Synopsis:
Taking readers further into The Gate Cycle, Kristin Jacques will thrill fans of Brandon Sanderson’s MISTBORN and Leigh Bardugo’s SHADOW AND BONE.
Every magic has a taste–from the cold, cloying sweetness of the Winnowrooks to the hinted rot and bitter earth of the Mire witches. To know the flavor of one’s magic is to know the poison that will control it.
Oswin Brixby is a traveling Meister, accompanied by his dearest childhood friend and helpmate, Lia. Trained in the subtle magics mastered by the people of the Hooded Wood, his extensive knowledge of the natural and unnatural world gives him a free pass to the journeyman road–the one and only protected path between the varying territories, Above and Below.
Brixby believes he is content in his wandering trade, though in his heart of hearts, he wonders what his true purpose should be. Despite this nagging doubt, there has never been a reason to change or deviate from the known. That is until Lia stumbles onto two foundlings in the pitch-black depths Below. A boy and a girl whose magic tastes of something far too dangerous to be left alive.
Book Links: Amazon
About Kristin Jacques
Author Bio From Amazon:
Kristin Jacques is an author from small town New England. She grew up in the sticks, surrounded by river wildlife and various swamp inhabitants. Somehow she managed to keep all her toes, despite a run in with a snapper or two.
She lives with her husband and sons in another small New England town. She is mighty attached to them. When not writing, she is likely reading, watching a terrific B-Horror flick, or further spoiling the family cats. Sometimes she has blue hair.
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