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The Price Guide to the Occult (Paperback)
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The Price Guide to the Occult (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/09/2018
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Carrying echoes of Alice Hoffman’s Practical Magic, Walton’s second novel blends teenage drama with a touch of the supernatural for a haunting story set against the backdrop of the Pacific Northwest.

"An atmospheric, blood-drenched dark fantasy for a cold and stormy night." Kirkus Reviews From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting tale of magic and murder. When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Instead, guilt and fear led the island's original eight settlers to burn "the witch" out of her home. So Rona invoked the privileges of a witch; she cursed them. But such a spell always comes with a terrible price, and in punishing the island's residents, Rona also bound her family ever tighter to them. Fast-forward to the present day and all Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. And she has reason to hope that she may have escaped the thorny side-effects of the family matriach's curse. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. The author - Nor's own mother - seems capable of performing magic that should be far beyond her capabilities. And such magic always requires a sacrifice. A storm is coming. It's coming for Nor.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781406373509
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 199 g
Dimensions: 195 x 130 x 16 mm


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Kelly at Aviemore

“You really can't chose your family!”

I came to this book with no previous experience of the authors work. After reading it I am keen to read more by Leslye Walton. The Price Guide to the Occult is a dark witch tale that doesn't hold it's... More

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Grace At Birmingham

“What a family!”

I utterly loved this.
Fair warning: if self harm is something you avoid in books, then avoid this.
But i loved the island and the characters so much. And the magic system is brilliant, reminded me a lot of the... More

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“Magical Horror”

This book surprised me, in the best possible way! I thought that it would be a nice little magical realism story on the cosy side but boy was I wrong!
Price guide is a lot darker and more of a gore fest horror than I... More

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