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The first book in the Sisters of Salem trilogy about twin witches from the powerhouse duo P.C. and Kristin Cast!
Double double, twins spell trouble…
Hunter and Mercy Goode are twin witches, direct descendants of the founder of their town of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for the twins to learn what it means to be Gatekeepers–the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and nightmares come to life.
When their mother becomes the first victim in a string of murders, the devastated sisters vow to avenge her death. But it will take more than magic to rein in the ancient mythological monsters who’ve infected their peaceful town.
Now Hunter and Mercy must come together and accept their destiny or risk being separated for good.
Descendants of a witch who escaped persecution during the Salem witch trials, twins Hunter and Mercy Goode, cued as white, are celebrating their 16th birth-\nday with a ritual to confirm their patron deities. When the ritual goes awry and their mother dies in front of them, the twins search for ways to seal the five rotting gates of the underworld representing Egyptian, Greek, Hindu, Japanese, and Norse mythology that mark the boundary of their small Illinois town and have let in a one-eyed monster on a killing spree. Hunter and Mercy search for the cyclops while dealing with their own problems Hunter's anxiety over being bullied for her queerness, and Mercy's aggressive boyfriend. When Hunter is asked to renounce her chosen god in favor of saving her sister and the town, her identity and power are put into question. Awkward descriptions ("Appeal poured from Emily like a tapped tree poured sap") and troubling references to Native American people as magical conduits for white characters practicing witchcraft are found throughout, and an explicit sex scene feels out of place. Switching viewpoints among several characters, the mother-daughter collaborators (The Dysasters) also provide exciting cliffhangers that their fans will enjoy. Ages 12 up. Agents: Steven Salpeter and Ginger Clark, Curtis Brown. \n