The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy

By Alma Katsu

In the culture of Anne Rice and Elizabeth Kostova comes a hauntingly atmospheric story spanning numerous lifetimes—a love tale that includes alchemy, lust, and betrayal.

True love can final an eternity . . . yet immortality comes at a price.

On the dead night shift at a health facility in rural St. Andrew, Maine, Dr. Luke Findley is looking ahead to a quiet night. till a mysterious lady arrives in his ER, escorted by means of police—Lanore McIlvrae is a homicide suspect—and Luke is inexplicably interested in her. As Lanny tells him her tale, an impassioned account of affection and betrayal that transcends time and mortality, she alters his existence perpetually. . . . on the flip of the 19th century, whilst St. Andrew was once a Puritan cost, Lanny used to be ate up as a baby by means of her love for the son of the town’s founder, and he or she will do something to be with him endlessly. however the cost she can pay is steep—an immortal bond that chains her to a bad destiny for eternity.

Show description

Preview of The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy PDF

Best Supernatural books

Valkyrie Rising

Not anything ever occurs in Norway. yet no less than Ellie is aware what to anticipate while she visits her grandmother: a tranquil fishing village and lengthy, gradual summer season days. and perhaps she'll ultimately get out from lower than the shadow of her way-too-perfect colossal brother, Graham, whereas she's there. What Ellie does not count on is Graham's infuriating ally, Tuck, tagging alongside for the journey.

Inside the Other Side: Soul Contracts, Life Lessons, and How Dead People Help Us, Between Here and Heaven

“Concetta Bertoldi is well now not your run-of-the-mill medium. ”—actor Billy Baldwin“With her enjoyable loving and gleaming character, it's no ask yourself the spirit international desires to converse to her. ”—James Van Praagh, number 1 big apple occasions bestselling writer of speaking to HeavenThe ny instances bestselling writer of Do lifeless humans Watch You bathe?

The Wolf Gift: The Wolf Gift Chronicles (1)

Whilst Reuben Golding, a tender reporter on project, arrives at a secluded mansion on a bluff excessive above the Pacific, it’s on the behest of the home’s enigmatic girl proprietor. She quick seduces him, yet their idyllic evening is shattered by way of violence while the fellow is inexplicably attacked—bitten—by a beast he can't see within the rural darkness.

Time Untime (Dark-Hunter Novels)

TIME UNTIMEA Dark-Hunter novel from Sherrilyn KenyonFor so long as she has lived, Kateri Avani has been plagued with desires she does not comprehend. pictures of locations she's by no means been and of a guy she's by no means met. despite her historical past, she refuses to think in something supernatural. yet it is not easy to disclaim whatever whilst it comes and kicks on your entrance door, and brings you eyeball to eyeball with the warrior who has haunted you all of your life…Ren Waya got here again from the lifeless to aid hinder a devastating prophecy from coming true―and to struggle an evil that when possessed him.

Extra info for The Taker: Book One of the Taker Trilogy

Show sample text content

Purely my truck is performing up and I’m afraid it won’t make it up there and again …” Luke’s tone blends the perfect quantities of ineptitude and apology for inconveniencing a chum, projecting a kind of bumble-headed, well-intentioned haplessness that merely an ogre may refuse. Peter appears to be like over Luke’s shoulder on the truck parked on the finish of the lengthy driveway, where—Luke knows—he will see Lanny status beside the truck, her suitcase at her ft. She is just too far-off for Peter to get a great examine her, in case the police come via later with questions. She supplies Peter a bit wave. “Didn’t you simply get off shift? ” Peter friends again at Luke, so heavily that he could be analyzing him for fleas. “Aren’t you drained? ” “Yeah, yet I’m ok. It used to be a quiet evening. I obtained a bit sleep,” he lies. “I’ll be cautious. ” Peter pulls the keys from a pocket and drops them in Luke’s hand. while Luke attempts to provide him the keys to the truck in go back, Peter balks. “You don’t have to go away your keys with me … You’re unlikely to be long gone lengthy, are you? ” Luke shrugs, attempting to look nonchalant. “Just if you have to maneuver it or whatever. You by no means recognize. ” The door to the three-bay storage rises slowly and Luke assessments the major fob to discover that Peter is entrusting him with a brand new luxurious SUV, glowing metal grey. Heated leather-based seats and a DVD participant for the second one row to maintain the kids appeased on lengthy street journeys. He recollects how humans on the sanatorium gave Peter a troublesome time the 1st day he drove up in it, because the car used to be so uncharacteristic for the realm, its glossy coat more likely to be eaten up by means of highway salt via the tip of its 3rd iciness. Luke backs the auto out of the storage and waits on the mouth of the driveway for Lanny to scramble into the passenger seat. “Nice car,” she says as she reaches for the seat belt. “You know the way to alternate up, don’t you? ” She hums to herself as Luke publications the automobile down the line, once more headed for the Canadian border-crossing station—this time, part hidden in the back of darkly tinted home windows. He feels responsible for what he’s performed. He can’t really positioned his finger on why, yet he suspects he'll no longer be turning correct round as soon as they’ve crossed the border, that's why he left the keys to his dented outdated pickup together with his pal. now not that Peter wishes the truck; he evidently has different automobiles if he needs to cross someplace. nonetheless, it makes Luke believe larger, as though he has published bond or left a token in stable religion, simply because he understands Peter will imagine much less of him quickly adequate. Lanny catches Luke’s eye as they coast into an empty intersection. “Thank you,” she says with heartfelt gratitude. “You look like the type of guy who doesn’t prefer to ask for favors, so … i would like you to grasp that I get pleasure from what you’re doing for me. ” Luke simply nods, thinking about how a long way he'll cross and at what rate to aid her break out. SEVENTEEN BOSTON, 1817 I woke in a special mattress in a distinct room, the dark-haired guy from the carriage sitting on the bedside with a bowl of water and a chilly compress for my brow. “Ah, you’re again one of the living,” he stated whilst I’d opened my eyes.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 15 votes