The apocalypse is nigh, the antichrist has been born. His name is Adam, he has a dog called Dog, three best friends, and it’s a glorious summer to be a boy in Lower Tadfield. Meanwhile, an Angel and a Demon have agreed that whilst they know the apocalypse should probably happen at some point, they don’t think it should be quite yet.
Eleanor is engaged to a gorgeous, successful, and normal man who is everything she could have ever wanted and has a lovely family to boot. She is set up for life with her own photography career on the verge of taking off. Everything is fine, everything will be fine. So long as no one ever finds out that she is a werewolf with a psycho ex-boyfriend to match.
Sabriel has spent the first 18 years of her life at a boarding school near the wall. Safely hidden away from the strange and terrible land to the north of the ancient battle line, still guarded by an Army. But Sabriel has a heritage that she cannot ignore. Her father is the Abhorsen, a necromancer fighting a one-man struggle against the rising forces of chaos in a broken land, and upon his death, a new Abhorsen must rise – or else the dead will.
Bianca has one chance to survive, and it’s a pitifully slim one at that. In a world where magic flows freely around the kingdoms, Bianca would be just another witch… if it wasn’t for her secrets. Cursed at birth to die on her 17th birthday, Bianca must enrol in Miss Mabel’s School for Girls, learn everything she can, and defeat the witch who cursed her.
Karrigan Galladion should be at college. Instead, she is on the road, determined to get home to her Father to explain exactly what happened before the Dean’s letter reaches him. But after she meets a dying king’s messenger, a Green Rider, her quest takes on an entirely new path.
Peter Grant, a lowly bobby in London’s Metropolitan Police, is guarding a murder scene, as per proper protocol, when he meets a witness. Unfortunately, the witness is dead, on account of him being a ghost, but that doesn’t stop the doggedly determined Peter from taking a statement. This brings Peter to the attention of DI Thomas Nightingale, the Police Force’s only wizard.
Tradition dictates that the eighth son of an eighth son must be a wizard, everyone knows that. And so, the dying Wizard Drum Billet made the pilgrimage to the enigmatically named village of Bad Ass and passed on his staff, just as tradition dictated. Except this time tradition didn’t want to be followed. This time the bearer of the staff was a baby girl.
Sophronia Temminick is the kind of wild, willful, tomboyish daughter that is simply not acceptable in polite society. Fortunately for Sophronia’s mother, there’s a highly esteemed finishing school willing to take her on, although Sophronia soon learns that the elite school doesn’t actually offer the same kind of ‘finishing’ that Mrs Temminick was hoping for.