At the heart of the sleepy market town of Brindleford is an old shopping arcade. Half-empty and generally overlooked by the inhabitants, it is full of secrets. But all that is about to change…
Christopher Porter thought he knew what to expect from life: not a great deal, having been bitten by a werewolf. Now, all he wants is a normal life: a family, a stable job, friends.
Ivy Burwell, also wishing for normalcy, is struggling against the expectations of her heritage. As the last witch in a long line of Witches, still coming to terms with her husband’s death, she is trying her hardest to avoid her destiny.
It won’t be easy, with the owners of a magical bookshop, a grumpy poltergeist, two orphaned runaways, a redoubtable florist, a retired music teacher (and his heavily pregnant labrador), several unsavoury wizards, a lithographer, a necromancer with a grudge, a horde of Technomancers and a half-Troll getting in the way!
Oh, and a parrot.
But there are darker things afoot in the town of Brindleford. In a church on the outskirts of the town an ancient evil is stirring, responding to the call of the wicked soul in search of it…
“Around the world, in places we think we know, another world exists. The House of Vines takes you right to the heart of that world and the strange, often dangerous people within it.”
Louise D. Smith
“Sometimes you get so wrapped up in a book you don’t realise how it has twined itself around you. Most enjoyable read for some time. The arcade of the arcane, with a nice cup of tea!”
“Un-put-down-able. Loveable (and detestable) characters and imaginative prose. Lauren K. Nixon’s intricate weaving of the mystery and the character’s storylines together will make you laugh, cry and keep you on the edge of your seat.”
“The House of Vines is a story of magic, mystery, and mayhem. I fell in love with so many of the characters and I can’t wait to find out what happens next! Funny and fascinating, this is a great read you will not want to miss!”
Jessica Grace Coleman