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“Some people might say that there are worse fates than death. In some worlds, perhaps that may well be the case. But in mine, it would be a lie. There is no greater horror than that which comes after death.”

On the streets of an ancient city, with creepers wandering at will and a mysterious assassin leaving corpses all over Pandorum, a young Spook with a dark secret will do anything to keep his brothers safe, even from forces that threaten to tear them apart from within. While others are searching for impossible cures from outlawed Spinners, Conrad Ellis III does not believe in fairy tales and miracles. But when he discovers a strange girl with shrouded ties to the Assassin, Eli is forced to leave the streets he loves and travel into the very heart of Pandorum in order to save a member of his family. With his health failing and the danger escalating, there is no escaping the inevitable truth. Today, he may hunt creepers.

Tomorrow, he just might be one.

“I was already a fan of Ms. Jezowski after reading her novella “Wither,” from Five Enchanted Roses, but this full-length novel was even better! Darker, richer, more heart-rending, with deep characterization and a vividly written Neverway world.”

WOW! It went over and beyond my expectations. From the very first page, Jezowski yanked me by the arm and pulled me straight into the gloomy, foreboding Neverway, where she introduced me to the two main characters, twenty-five year old Conrad Ellis the Third and his seventeen year old stepbrother Ivan Jenks, both of whom I would soon steal my heart.”

“The brotherly relationships throughout this book are fantastic. They are just so very real and deep and multi-faceted. There were multiple spots in the second half of this book that had me in tears. Not because the story was sad (though there are moments of that, as well), but because what was happening in the story was so perfectly beautiful and RIGHT for the story in that moment.”

Sookie Haverly is missing, but was she taken by a curse or a terrible creature haunting the Neverway? Rosamond is determined to find her sister in spite of the dangers she knows she will encounter in the mountains.

Haunted by his past and nightmares, Victor Jenks must return to Briarstone Abbey and the Neverway as he struggles to unravel the mystery of the girl’s disappearance.

“This was the ideal book to read during Halloween week! Spooky, action-packed, and filled with favorite characters from earlier books in the series–and with fun hints of Red Riding Hood. I was delighted to return to Briarstone and see Corwin and Bet in action–and in love.”

“The character transition from boy to man, innocent to seasoned, and sheltered to being the protector, was truly outstanding. His response to the things happening in his life felt so REAL! Not always right, but he was an incredibly lifelike character. In fact, all of the characters were simply amazing.”

“The plot threads in this story world are what really blew me away. It’s like Beauty and the Beast meets little red riding hood, meets Snow White. I really need to see where this series is going next.”


Author Note: One day I was walking down a bookstore aisle and noticed all the books seemed to be about zombies. I asked myself “Hm, if zombies really existed, how would God view them? What would they be like in a Christian world-view?” And that’s what inspired the initial idea for the series!