Wednesday, July 1, 2015



After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.

Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.

Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives, Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.

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Don’t miss the first two books in this series…



Fantasy is, I often feel, a much overlooked or maligned genre. A lot of people think in hard black-and-white lines when it comes to fantastical stories, but the truth is, the genre is incredibly diverse and rich. Is it the covers, I’ve often wondered? I’ll admit so many—especially those in the past—have terrible covers. And still, fantasy is my most read genre by far. I greatly enjoy both urban and high stories—especially those that have romance in them. Although, as a child, I devoured Tolkien, and those certainly do not highlight romance as a main plot device.

That’s okay, though. I faithfully love those stories still.

When I was in college, a friend introduced me to David (and Leigh, as it turns out) Eddings’ Belgarian and Mallorean series. Reading these ten books, and going along on the journey with those characters, was utterly addictive. I’d stay up into the late of night, ignoring papers just to find out what happens. I bought the companion books. Reread them. Found other books by the same author(s). It reopened a doorway for me into the genre, and I spent years drinking in series and stories that painted fantastical tales within my mind. Years later, I picked up Kristin Cashore’s Graceling series, and I only fell all the harder. I know most people pick Graceling and Katsa as their favorites, but my love for Fire, the second book in the series, grew to have no bounds. It was gorgeous and complex, filled with relatable characters even when they and their situations were nothing like me and mine. That’s the hallmark of a good fantasy. Sarah Rees Brennan managed the same with her The Demon’s Lexicon series, and throughout the three books, I swooned, cried, and gripped the edge of my chair. Recently, Sarah J. Maas had me cheering over the possibility that fantasy is one more shining with her A Court of Thorns and Roses. I realize these four names are only a teeny collection of a massive amount of fantasy writers and books out there, but I hope it’s a start for those of you who may have shied away from fantasy in the past. For those of you who are lovers, hopefully you’ve found and enjoyed all these ones, too!

About Heather Lyons:

Heather Lyons writes epic, heartfelt love stories and has always had a thing for words. In addition to writing, she’s also been an archaeologist and a teacher. She and her husband and children live in sunny Southern California and are currently working their way through every cupcakery she can find.


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