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.
Oh, wow, did I enjoy this book! Interesting, intriguing, horror, and written in such a way that was totally unique, and such a great story!!! And a great mystery! So good, really enjoyed, like, a lot, and just writing that went well with my brain!!!
The bad guys...they were freaky. Because they were bad for being bad, they didn't have a reason that we got, and that just is creepy. Because evil should have a reason why it's evil, even if it was a reason that couldn't be understood. Because senseless violence...just about the worst thing.
I loved the historical facts that were twisted into the novel, rich details that made it more then just a fantasy thriller, that added depth and extra entertainment, because yeah, learning things that might not have known, and in an interesting way!
I really enjoyed this book, and yeah, it was just really good!!
Authors: Michael Scott and Colette Freedman
Read: December 27th-29th, 2011
Reason Why: Looked good on the shelves!
Publisher: Tor Books
Published: December 6th 2011