Edward Kelley and his mentor Dr John Dee have come to a crossroads. At the mercy of Countess Elizabeth Báthory, they set out to find a cure for her unnatural condition.
Jackdaw Hammond is living rough in London, blacking out and waking with a sense of dread. Can the lessons of the past help defeat the dark magic that threatens to steal her soul?
Venice, 16th Century
Having undertaken a mission of the upmost discretion, occultist and scholar Edward Kelley finds his ultimate salvation means confronting the darkest deeds of his past.
England, 21st Century
When Jackdaw Hammond inherits an old house in the middle of nowhere her fresh start is threatened by a wild magic similar to her own. The battle for her soul has just begun...
A stunning follow-up to The Secrets of Life and Death, a gripping supernatural thriller that bridges time, legend and the power of blood.
Destined to die.
Saved by Fate.
1585. When Edward Kelley and his master, Dr John Dee, discover a dark secret at the heart of the Countess Elizabeth Bathory’s illness, they fear the cure will prove more terrifying than death...
2013. When Jackdaw Hammond learns of a young woman found dead on a train, her body covered in arcane symbols, she must finish what Kelley and Dee started, or die trying...
Rebecca fell in love with all things sorcerous, magical and witchy as a teenager and has enjoyed reading and writing fantasy ever since. She wrote her first book aged nineteen, and since then has been runner up in the Mslexia novel writing competition and the Yeovil Literary Prize 2012.
Trained in psychology and education, and having researched magical thinking in adults for her MSc, Rebecca met some really interesting people in some very odd circumstances, which she could no longer resist writing down.
She lives in a haunted house by the sea with her second husband, four cats, three chickens and the occasional rook.