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The Price Guide to the Occult

By Leslye Walton

"An atmospheric, blood-drenched dark fantasy for a cold and stormy night." Kirkus Reviews

From the author of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender comes a haunting tale of magic and murder. When Rona Blackburn landed on Anathema Island more than a century ago, her otherworldly skills might have benefited friendlier neighbors. Instead, guilt and fear led the island’s original eight settlers to burn “the witch” out of her home. So Rona invoked the privileges of a witch; she cursed them. But such a spell always comes with a terrible price, and in punishing the island's residents, Rona also bound her family ever tighter to them. Fast-forward to the present day and all Nor Blackburn wants is to live an unremarkable teenage life. And she has reason to hope that she may have escaped the thorny side-effects of the family matriach's curse. But then a mysterious book comes out, promising to cast any spell for the right price. The author – Nor’s own mother – seems capable of performing magic that should be far beyond her capabilities. And such magic always requires a sacrifice. A storm is coming. It's coming for Nor.

  • Another haunting, multi-generational saga from the hypnotic pen of Leslye Walton.
  • The Price Guide to the Occult explores difficult themes such as abuse and self-harm with sensitivity and authenticity.
  • Leslye Walton's debut novel, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize.

About the author

Leslye Walton was born in the Pacific Northwest, a location that features prominently in both of her novels for young adults. Her debut, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender, was published to critical acclaim in 2014, and was shortlisted for the Waterstone's Children's Book Prize, as well as being named a William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist. Leslye is a full-time writer living in Seattle, and spends her time eating chocolate cupcakes and doting on her chihuahuas, Mr. Darcy and Doc Holliday.

ISBN: 9781406373509
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2019
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 288pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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