By Marion Zimmer Bradley and Rosemary Edghill
Except for a few memories of her childhood and of her few years as a successful trader on Wall Street, Winter Musgrave's life seems to have vanished from her mind. She fears she has gone mad - but if so, it is a peculiar sort of madness, for objects shatter when she passes by. Doors and windows unlock and open while she sleeps. The mutilated corpses of small animals appear on the doorstep of her isolated mountain farmhouse, with no indication that anyone human has been near. And inside Winter's mind, all the time, is the feeling that something deadly is hunting for her.
Is this paranoia or something more? Desperate, Winter seeks help at the Bidney Institute for Psychic Research, where she encounters Truth Jourdemayne and her partner, Dr. Dylan Palmer. With their help, Winter recovers a few of her shattered memories, including the surprising revelation that while in college Winter had been a member of a magickal circle, or coven. Truth, the daughter of a medium and a powerful magician, is no stranger to the paranormal, but she isn't prepared for the strength and fury of the thing that wants to claim Winter for its own.
Winter is certain that the members of her old coven will be able to identify and defeat the menace she now faces. But they are scattered across the continent, and the thing that pursues her is eager to destroy her old friends as well.
Once before Winter Musgrave believed in magic. It nearly killed her. Now, to stay alive, she must believe again, with all her heart...and all her soul.
Marion Zimmer Bradley (1930 - 1999)
Marion Zimmer was born in Albany, New York, in 1930, and grew up across the Hudson River on a farm in East Greenbush. She married Robert Alden Bradley in 1949. She received a B.A. from Hardin Simmons University, Texas, and did post-graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley, during which time she helped found the Society for Creative Anachronism. She sold her first story in 1952 and was a writer of note for over four decades. Bradley is best known for two signature series: the 'Darkover' science fantasy series and her Arthurian masterpiece, The Mists of Avalon and its sequels. She also edited anthologies for 14 years and published Marion Zimmer Bradley's Fantasy Magazine, which ran for 50 quarterly issues between 1988 and the end of 2000. Marion Zimmer Bradley died in Berkeley, California, on September 25, 1999, four days after suffering a major heart attack.
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Rosemary Edghill (1956- )
Rosemary Edghill, born Eluki Bes Shahar, is an American writer and editor that writes primarily science fiction and fantasy, but began with Regency romance novels. Rosemary Edghill was originally a penname used because publishers of her first novel felt that her birth name was insufficiently English to attract readers. She legally changed it in 2004. Edghill has collaborated in writing fiction with Andre Norton, Mercedes Lackey and the late Marion Zimmer Bradley. She currently lives in upstate New York with her pets, training and showing her dogs in obedience competitions.
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- ISBN: 9780575114005
- Publication date: 31 Jul 2013
- Page count: 303