Based in Reston, VA
About the Book
Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will to do anything for love. Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick and stone.
She had no choice but to entomb Adair, her nemesis, to save Jonathan, the boy she grew up with in a remote Maine town in the early 1800s and the man she thought she would be with forever. But Adair had other plans for her. He used his mysterious, otherworldly powers to give her eternal life, but Lanore learned too late that there was a price for this gift: to spend eternity with him. And, though he is handsome and charming, behind Adair's seductive facade is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he wants Lanore to love him for all time.
Now, two hundred years after imprisoning Adair, Lanore is trying to atone for her sins. She has given away the treasures she's collected over her many lifetimes in order to purge her past and clear the way for a future with her new lover, Luke Findley. But, while viewing these items at an exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Lanore suddenly is aware that the thing she's been dreading for two hundred years has caught up to her: Adair has escaped from his prison. He's free—and he will come looking for her. And she has no idea how she will save herself.
The second book in The Taker Trilogy is a modern retelling of Beauty and The Beast... "Beautiful, mesmerizing" (Library Journal)
About the Author
Alma Katsu is the author of The Taker and The Reckoning (Gallery Books/Simon & Schuster) first two books in a spellbinding supernatural trilogy that tells the story of a woman's dark and passionate love, a love so strong that it transcends time. The Taker books have been compared to early Anne Rice and was described by the B&N Book Club as "an utterly readable blend of supernatural-powered fantasy, historical fiction, and existential horror." The Taker, Ms. Katsu's debut novel, was chosen as a Top Ten Debut Novel of 2011 by Booklist.
Ms. Katsu studied writing at Brandeis University and the Johns Hopkins University. Prior to publication of her first novel, she had a 29-year career as a senior analyst at CIA and NSA.