In the stunning follow up to The Secrets of Life and Death, Rebecca Alexander has created a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time, legend and the power of blood.
Following her showdown with Elizabeth Bathory, Jackdaw Hammond is running from her past, hiding from her future, and hoping to contain her newfound thirst for blood. Buying an overgrown home in the middle of nowhere seems like the perfect place to escape…at least until she finds herself in the sights of a murderous family with a terrible secret and a penchant for dark magic. Meanwhile, her old ally Felix Guichard has gone to New Orleans to conduct his own investigation into the nature of blood magic, but is soon sucked into the intrigues of the city’s occult underworld. But Jack will need Felix more than she knows, for the battle for her soul is set to begin.
Her only salvation may lie with the secrets of 16th century master occultist Edward Kelley, and a dangerous mission he undertook in Venice to confront the Inquisition, the darkest deeds of his own past, and the fearsome power of Elizabeth Bathory.
Crown/Archetype; September 2015
- ISBN: 9780804140713
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: The Secrets of Blood and Bone
- Author: Rebecca Alexander
Imprint: Broadway Books
In The Press
“A supernatural thriller with just about everything you could want…an urban fantasy series to watch out for.” – SciFi Now
Praise for the Secrets of Life and Death
“A fine addition to the urban fantasy genre…marks Alexander as an author to watch.” – The Independent on Sunday
“A gripping page-turner successfully blending history and fiction with magic and sorcery; truly a wonderfully and uniquely inspired novel." - Historical Novel Society
“Immersive and fascinating…Don't miss this one.” – Mur Lafferty, John W. Campbell Award-winning author of The Shambling Guides
“Brilliant and multilayered.” -J.D. Horn, author of the Witching Savannah series
“With its intoxicating blend of historical detail, occult magic, and modern drama, Rebecca Alexander’s debut novel is rich with intrigue and suspense” - Jodi McIsaac, author of the Thin Veil series
About The Author
REBECCA ALEXANDER is the author of The Secrets of Life and Death. She has worked in psychology and education, and has an MA in Creative Writing. She lives with her husband on the coast of England.