The Northern Circle coven’s future is in question once again. But this time, hearts and souls are on the line, making the stakes higher, the magic more crucial, and the battle more fateful than ever before . . .
Pregnant and alone at twenty-one, Chandler Parrish sought refuge within the Northern Circle coven’s secluded complex. Never revealing the identity of her child’s father, Chandler has raised her now eight-year-old son, Peregrine, in peace, and used her talent as an artist and welder to become a renowned metal sculptor. But her world is shaken to the core when Peregrine shows signs of natural faerie sight—a rare and dangerous gift to see through faerie glamour and disguises that could only have come from his father’s genes. Worse yet, the boy has seen a monstrous faerie creature trailing Lionel Parker, a magic-obsessed journalist determined to expose the witching world.
But the very man who threatens the witches’ anonymity may also be key to healing Chandler’s long broken heart. As dangerous desires and shocking secrets entangle, new faerie threats and demonic foes close in on the coven and High Council. Loyalties will be tested. Fierce magics will be called upon. And Chandler will have to face her past to save all she holds dear: her coven, her child—and perhaps even her own soul.
Praise for Pat Esden and her Dark Heart Novels
“A compelling, atmospheric, paranormal that feels fresh.” —Publishers Weekly
“An adventure-packed finale … With snappy dialogue, a take-charge heroine and a sprawling cast of characters, Reach for You is a smart beach read for fans of ghosties, ghoulies and sexy genies.”
Esden's entertaining third Northern Circle Coven fantasy (after Things She's Seen) is a fast-paced adventure about the value of found families and embracing one's true power. Chandler Parrish is still grieving the loss of her best friend when she is elected as high priestess of her coven. While juggling her new coven duties, Chandler discovers that her eight-year-old son, Peregrine, has the rare and dangerous gift of faery sight, and she knows he must have inherited it from the father she's kept secret all these years. But when Peregrine's half-brother on his father's side is revealed to be in mortal peril, Chandler agrees to let Peregrine participate in a ritual to save his brother's life. Meanwhile, Lionel, a nosy journalist who's been poking around, proves to be more than first meets the eye. Esden's winning combination of real pagan practices and supernatural witchcraft is as enjoyable as ever, and her characters remain powerful but grounded. Readers will be pleased with this quick, fun series installment.