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Helena Davies just wants a job that will get her out of her parents’ basement. Abernathy’s Bookstore is disorganized, out of the way, and smells funny, but it pays well and promises to be interesting. She has no idea how interesting. By the end of the first day, Helena has a dead boss in the basement, an unexpected promotion, and the news that she is now a part of an endless war against creatures from another reality.

As Abernathy’s newest custodian, Helena is responsible for its secrets, including the most important one: Abernathy’s isn’t just a bookstore. It’s the world’s only living oracle, producing prophecies to help fight the war against alien invaders bent on draining this world of its magic. Helena’s job is to find books to answer questions put to the oracle by the Wardens, fighters in the Long War. It seems simple enough, but Helena’s new job is anything but.

Without training, without any knowledge of the magical world, and facing the hostility of those who’d wanted someone else to be Abernathy’s custodian, Helena must navigate the treacherous waters of her new world and find a place for herself within it. But there’s still a murderer on the loose, someone who intended to control Abernathy’s by killing its custodian—and Helena might be next on his list.

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Melissa grew up a nomad, finally settling in Utah, though her heart belongs to the Oregon coast. Her love of reading fantasy stories has been a constant in her life and she still remembers the places she lived by the books she was reading there: the Riddle-Master trilogy in New York, the Foundation series in Colorado, Howl's Moving Castle in Texas, Crown Duel in Utah. That love of reading grew into a love of writing, first critical essays and reviews, then fiction. She also loves roleplaying games, in which she usually plays the rogue. This probably says something about her personality better left unexplored. Her family includes her husband (a long-suffering man willing to let ideas bounce off him at speed), four children (also long-suffering and happy to live off macaroni and cheese while Mom writes) and three very needy cats, one of whom is so dumb he frequently runs into walls.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4713 KB
  • Print Length: 198 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1948099632
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Night Harbor Publishing (8 January 2019)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07MFWBPYZ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #61,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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