Spiral Path

Spiral Path by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel

Book 3 of Night Calls
by Katharine Eliska Kimbriel
$5.99 (Novel) ISBN 978-1-61138-440-6

“The world is woven of secrets.”

I was born with lightning in one hand and mercy in the other, but what I need is the pattern to my tapestry of power.

Danger drove me from the primeval American wilderness to Windward Academy, where the Wizard of Manhattan offers me one last chance to learn magical control.

Windward–where every word, every breath is a test. Every lesson can be deadly. And every challenge can explode out of the schoolroom and into the realms of demons.

Sometimes a shadow is so dark it arrives before the sun.


“enjoy the total immersion in Kimbriel’s alternate early America”
—Publishers Weekly

“Magic and treason form a deadly maze for Alfreda, one of my favorite heroes, returning to public life in one of my favorite fantasy series.  It’s alternate early America; Alfreda is savvy to the life and magic of the forest, the rivers, and winter, but powers know she is alive and able, to be recruited or destroyed.”
—Tamora Pierce, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

“…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.”
Sleeping Hedgehog

“Once I started reading I think I looked up when I was finished, realized I was starving and then discovered it was after 8 at night and I hadn’t had dinner yet. Nothing was able to pull me out of Alfreda’s latest adventure. …I am seriously hooked on this series and I can’t wait for the next installment.”
The Book Pushers

“Every book in the series has had me racing for the end and wishing for more. Spiral Path is no exception. …Ms. Kimbriel’s enticing and lyrical prose and knowledge of the arcane will hook new readers and delight old ones as well.”
—Rebecca McFarland Kyle, Amazon Top 500 Reviewer

“A gem: Crafted with precision and heart, this tale shimmers with imagination, adventure, and characters who burst alive from the page. More, please!”
—Sara Stamey, author of Islands

Praise for the Night Calls series:

“With a clear, distinctive voice, Katharine Kimbriel invents and re-invents magic on America’s frontier, a place hardly explored by writers and long overdue for a visit.”
—Jane Yolen, award-winning author of Briar Rose

“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 shelfmate….”
—Laura Anne Gilman, Nebula Award Nominee for Flesh and Fire: The Vineart War series

“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

The Night Calls Series:
Night Calls
Kindred Rites
Spiral Path

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