The Thirteen Hallows

The Thirteen Hallows

Book - 2012 | 1st mass market ed.
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A new adult novel from Michael Scott and Colette Freedman...


The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction?

A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-old secret.

For decades, the Keepers guarded these Hallows, keeping them safe and hidden and apart from each other. But now the Keepers are being brutally murdered, their prizes stolen, the ancient objects bathed in their blood.

Now, only a few remain.

With her dying breath, one of the Keepers convinces Sarah Miller, a practical stranger, to deliver her Hallow--a broken sword with devastating powers--to her American nephew, Owen.

The duo quickly become suspects in a series of murders as they are chased by both the police and the sadistic Dark Man and his nubile mistress.

As Sarah and Owen search for the surviving Keepers, they unravel the deadly secret the Keepers were charged to protect. The mystery leads Sarah and Owen on a cat-and-mouse chase through England and Wales, and history itself, as they discover that the sword may be the only thing standing between the world... and a horror beyond imagining.

The Thirteen Hallows is the beginning of a spellbinding new saga, a thrilling tale of ancient magic and modern times by a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning playwright.

Publisher: New York : Tor, [2012]
Edition: 1st mass market ed.
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780765366993
Branch Call Number: PB Scott
Characteristics: 427 pages ; 17 cm
Additional Contributors: Freedman, Colette

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zaire189
Jun 27, 2014

Very interesting. What a unique concept and in my opinion a great read!

KileyP May 12, 2012

I really wanted to like this book - and yes, I was sucked in because as a die-hard Harry Potter fan, I saw the word Hallows in the title, and recognized Michael Scott as the author of the popular junior Nicholas Flamel series.

And so I dove in, excited to be reading a grown up book again. Only to find myself struggling through the sex and the gore. What happened Mr. Scott? Do I thank you or your co-author Ms. Freedman for this? Perhaps I've been reading too much YA and junior fiction of late, and I'm not used to this.

The premise was interesting, as it is based on British and Celtic lore, which I did end up looking more into. But otherwise...the book didn't grab me with it's story the way it did with the cover. But I did finish it, so it couldn't have been that horrible.

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ganm_4
Feb 29, 2012

This book was very unique and rapidly became one I could not stop reading until it was finished! I really loved this book and can't wait for the next novel.

d_may Jan 25, 2012

I read the Hallows years ago by M Scott and now I read this book. Its just the same book,
Same plot, some characters remained the same, other changed, blood and gore has changed since the original book was published.
Only changes were made was to sex/ gore and scenery. Just more of everything.
Only requested it, because I had thought it was a continuation of the original Hallows book, now I understand its first of a trilogy? I was kinda disappointed when I found I remembered that I had read it years ago.
Just an updated version of the original Hallows book published in 1995!!

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HighRhulain
Dec 13, 2011

Readers (especially parents) beware. This book is nothing like the Nicholas Flamel series that Michael Scott is well known for. The book is based on Christianity and British mythology. There is a lot of violence throughout the book associated with Christian blood rituals and sacrifices that were practiced in it's beginning and the descriptions may be viewed as extreme. And there is a lot of sex! The book, though, is fast paced, has short chapters, and, in my view, well done.

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