Ben Macallan is a university student who has been trying to keep away from the Macallan criminal family. Partly because he doesnt have any of their magical talent but also because he lacks self esteem. Someone starts killing off members of the family and as the killings begin to get close to him, Ben is forced to grow up.
Great story line and even greater writing.The writing was so good that I almost couldn't get past the early parts of the book. I couldnt handle Ben's self loathing and cowardliness. The writing was so descriptive I almost couldnt take it any more. However, the story picked up and I couldn't put it down. I should have given this book 4 stars for putting me through the wrenching agony of having to struggle with Ben. I finish this book in one sitting and promptly bought the next book in the series.
Pretty good read. This is the second Chaz Brenchley book I've read. The first was Desdaemona also highly recommended.
- Hardcover: 330 pages
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd (7 September 1995)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0340628073
- ISBN-13: 978-0340628072
- Package Dimensions: 20 x 13.4 x 3.4 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 458 g
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