The Taker by Alma Katsu is coming out in paperback on March 27th. I reviewed this book (see HERE) when it debuted and it was one of my favorites for last year. Very unique in style and I’m very much looking forward to the next chapter in the trilogy, The Reckoning which is due in June.
On March 13th, Simon and Schuster published a short story that is part of The Taker’s saga called The Devil’s Scribe. It is only available in e book format and it includes the first chapter of The Taker. A bargain for .99 if ever there was one! Here is the synopsis:
In this eShort story, Lanore McIlvrae returns to America for the first time in 20 years—after decades of running from her past—to confront the source of her fear. The year is 1846 and Lanore—Lanny—has just landed in Baltimore after a long transatlantic crossing. That very night, she meets an “unattractive man with a high forehead and sunken eyes, and a tiny, pinched mouth like a parrot’s beak” who claims to write stories so dark and unsettling that he could be the Devil’s Scribe. His name? Edgar Allan Poe. Has Lanny finally met her match in this macabre man…or is it the other way around?
You can purchase The Taker in hardcover at Amazon.com
You can pre order The Taker in paperback at Amazon.com
You can pre order The Reckoning at Amazon.com
If that doesn’t get you excited for The Reckoning I know this will – one lucky reader will win a Fan Pack full of The Taker trilogy gifts including: proof of the trade paperback cover, a spoofy wine label made for The Reckoning, bookmarks, post-it notes and a Reckoning pen, and a copy of The Taker. Pretty spiffy, eh?
How do you win? It’s easy! Just click on “read more” and jump on the Rafflecopter. If you are here by direct link the ‘copter is waiting. Good luck!
Disclosure: I received no compensation for this post.