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DEATH IS ONLY THE BEGINNING in this epic series starter, where the supernatural meets fantasy with a gothic twist.

In a small village in the south of England, two sisters try to resurrect an ancient evil, but when one sister betrays the other to save the life of an innocent child, everything goes horribly wrong.

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS LATER, grieving the loss of her recently deceased mother and desperate to escape her ex-fiancé, Raewyn Winters relocates to Cranston Myre for some much-needed tranquility, only to discover that having an entire forest on your doorstep is less than idyllic, especially one shrouded in fear and suspicion. Then she meets John, the mysterious and handsome gardener from the Gothic mansion on the hill, who just happens to have the same unusual birthmark as Rae, and suddenly Rae's quiet life spirals out of control as she is dragged into a dark and sinister world beyond anything she could ever have imagined.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 133 x 203 x 24mm | 472g
  • English
  • 0473451980
  • 9780473451981
  • 1,040,813

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'With quite, gothic undertones akin to Jane Eyre as the setting, the reader is immediately drawn into the quaintness. I liked it straight away, especially the writing style and the creepy vibes. Fans of more traditional gothic stories who don't mind fantasy thrown in at the end, who like lots of dark twists and secrets, will like this one.' - Booknest eu

'A gripping storyline that will give you sleepless nights because you won't want to put it down.' - 5* reader review.

'I haven't enjoyed a book so much in ages.' - 4* reader review.

'A truly brilliant book that you won't want to put down.' - 5* reader review.

'If you like dark fantasy to do with reincarnation, witchcraft, other worlds of the past, time travel, then you will really enjoy this first novel about The Knights of Aster.' - 5* reader review.

'The storyline was fast-paced and well written. The characters were well drawn and the scenes nail-biting.' - 5* reader review.

'From the beautiful descriptions of the English countryside towns and dense forest to the cleverly portrayed characters, even to the witchcraft scenes, this is a novel that I actually kept coming back to again and again...' - 4* reader review.

'I actually finished the book in a weekend which speaks volumes for how gripping it was.' - 4* reader review
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41 ratings
4.41 out of 5 stars
5 56% (23)
4 34% (14)
3 7% (3)
2 0% (0)
1 2% (1)
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