Witch Out of Time by Elle Adams (Blair Wilkes Mystery #7)
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 232 Kb
Witch Out of Time : As the town of Fairy Falls holds the paranormal world’s annual Halloween celebrations, Blair finds herself playing host to the leaders of the region’s most prestigious witch covens. Donating her room to a grumpy elderly witch is bad enough, but when a valuable sceptre is stolen from Blair’s house, Blair is tasked with finding the thief.
Blair attempts to track down the sceptre while juggling witch lessons with her stubborn familiar, an apprentice dealing with school bullies, and a plague of random hauntings all over town. Her long-lost family might be among the visiting spirits, but Blair has no time for ghost hunting. Bodies are turning up, apparent victims of the sceptre’s magic, putting the entire magical community in danger.
Can Blair stop the thief’s killing spree and return the sceptre to its owner before the town pays the price — and she loses her last chance to speak with her family?
“Sky, on the other hand, had no such loyalties. I had the impression that fairy cats rarely took an interest in humans at all. Before he’d adopted me, his best friend had been Vincent, an eight-hundred-year-old vampire. But Madame Grey was adamant that every witch or wizard who had a familiar was required to bring it to take part in the ceremony. It was a freezing, drizzly October day, not ideal for trekking across the hillside, but the weather didn’t bother Sky nearly as much as the idea of having to pretend to be a normal feline.
As I planted the hat on Sky’s head again, my flatmate Alissa gave me a sympathetic look. Her cat, Roald, padded at her side, his own pointed hat perched on top of his ears.
“See, Roald has no problem wearing a hat,” I told Sky.
“Miaow.” Sky’s tone suggested he didn’t much care what Roald did. The other familiars didn’t know quite what to make of him, but they kept a noticeable distance from him. Sky might be the size of a kitten, but I’d seen him grow into a giant man-sized monster when I was under threat.
“Maybe you should borrow another cat for the ceremony,” Alissa suggested. “The familiar shop has a few they’re loaning to the academy students.”