by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-320-1
“When you have the Gift, your life is not your own.”
I was born to a family that harnessed the winds and could read futures in fire and water. Yet my mother kept her secrets.
Then the werewolf came, sharing his madness.
Now it’s my turn to keep secrets….
Descended from powerful magic-users, but ignorant of her heritage, young Alfreda Sorensson learns magic and wisdom from her extended family in an alternate early 1800s Michigan Territory.
Originally published by HarperCollins (1996)
“…once in a very great while I find something I wish I’d read thirty years before it was ever published. … These books do not let you rest.”
“If you can imagine Little House on the Prairie with werewolves, vampires, and magic, you’ve got an idea what this dark fantasy novel is like….the strong characters, the matter-of-fact tone, and the strong sense of place make this something special.” — Locus Magazine
“Night Calls will leave you with that good feeling Wellman always gave–the feeling that though there may be dangers in the world, the powers of goodness and knowledge can overcome. Hopefully, Allie’s story has only begun.” — Baryon 61
“Beautifully drawn, solid, compelling characters against a background so real and scary I left the lights on all night!” –P.N. Elrod, author of The Vampire Chronicles
“There are very few books I reread on a regular basis. Night Calls is one. When I read Night Calls I thought, first, that Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword had at last found a proper shelf-mate….” –Laura Anne Gilman, Nebula Award Nominee for Flesh and Fire: the Vineart War
“To protect those she loves, a pragmatic young witch finds faith and magical lessons in the natural world–compelling, fantastic tale, beautifully, wondrously written!” –Patricia Rice, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Magic Series
“Night Calls combines genuinely chilling occult elements with a believable, gritty context that both convinces and compels.” –Ardath Mayhar, author of The World Ends in Hickory Hollow
“It has been a very great pleasure for me to have been, this past week, introduced to your two books dealing with the Craft. The likeness of your people to those of Manly Wade Wellman is strong — though he dealt mainly with male characters and I found your women really more interesting and thoroughly believable.
“I have on order both volumes to send to a Wiccan friend who I am sure will find them absorbing reading. Do you intend to continue this series? I trust that is so.
“And I want to thank you very much for introducing me to your world.” —Andre Norton
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