I read an early draft of THE SPIRAL PATH, and I’m still fascinated by the world she’s created. So yeah, if this is even vaguely your genre-cuppa, try the series. All three are now available from Book View Cafe, no waiting!
THE SPIRAL PATH
Book 3 of Night Calls
by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
“The world is woven of secrets.”
Ritual magic mixes dangerously with wild magic. Yet Alfreda Sorensson’s talent has grown until she becomes a target for worldly and unworldly powers. Now, to save her soul, she must leave her pioneer home in the Michigan Territory to take refuge at an elite New York school, where her wild magic places her in direct conflict with the ritual taught to young Americans and Europeans.
Alfreda suspects that half the professors may not be human at Windward Academy. It’s a curious place, a last chance for students who can’t control their powers, and a place where everything is a test, in one way or another.
At first Alfreda thinks her greatest challenge will be mastering ritual. Then she learns that traitors have infiltrated the school–and the new nation. War looms between the United States and England, and Alfreda answers the call. Only after she spies her way into an enemy magician’s estate does she learn the true challenge of her own power–
Because when dark magic finds her, she’s utterly on her own.
“Every book in the series has had me racing for the end and wishing for more. Spiral Path is no exception. …Ms. Kimbriel’s enticing and lyrical prose and knowledge of the arcane will hook new readers and delight old ones as well.”
—Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
“A gem: Crafted with precision and heart, this tale shimmers with imagination, adventure, and characters who burst alive from the page. More, please!”
—Sara Stamey, author of Islands
Praise for the Night Calls series:
“With a clear, distinctive voice, Katharine Kimbriel invents and re-invents magic on America’s frontier, a place hardly explored by writers and long overdue for a visit.”
—Jane Yolen, award-winning author of Briar Rose
“When I read Night Calls I thought, first, that Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword had at last found a proper shelfmate….”
—Laura Anne Gilman, Nebula Award Nominee for Flesh and Fire: The Vineart War series
“If you can imagine Little House on the Prairie with werewolves, vampires, and magic, you’ve got an idea what this dark fantasy novel is like. …The strong characters, the matter-of-fact tone, and the strong sense of place make this something special.”
“…and I am very happy to report that Kimbriel made me almost miss my bus stop at work because I had to read just one more page.”
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