Dimensions: 352 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.1 in
Published: June 19, 2012
Publisher: Gallery Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 1451651805
ISBN - 13: 9781451651805
About the Book
Katsu takes readers on a breathtaking journey through the landscape of the heart in a frighteningly compelling story about an immortal woman learning firsthand that the heart wants what the heart wants . . . no matter how high the stakes.
From the Publisher
SECOND IN ALMA KATSU'S GRIPPING SUPERNATURAL TRILOGY THAT
BEGAN WITH THE TAKER
Lanore McIlvrae is the kind of woman who will do anything for love.
Including imprisoning the man who loves her behind a wall of brick
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 façade
is the stuff of nightmares. He is a monster in the flesh, and he
wants Lanore to love him for all of 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.
With the stunningly imaginative storytelling and rich
characterizations that fascinated readers worldwide and made
The Taker a singular and memorable literary debut and an
international sensation, Alma Katsu once again delivers "a powerful
evocation of the dark side of romantic love" (Publishers
Weekly) in her breathtaking new novel.
About the Author
Alma Katsu has a B.A. in Writing from Brandeis
University, where she studied under John Irving, and an M.A. from
the Johns Hopkins Writing Program. She lives with her husband in
Looking for a good read? Get ready to hear about a
time-transcending page turner. Two years ago,having just finished
The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice and The Twilight
Series by Stephanie Meyer, I was still hungry for more of the
supernatural. My only hesitation was that I wanted something a
little more plausible than blood-sucking vampires. As fate would
have it, I stumbled upon The Taker by Alma Katsu.
Dutifully, I checked reviews before purchasing the book. How I
hadn't heard of it prior to then is beyond me, as the book was
insanely well-received and only growing in popularity. I took the
novel home and was blown away by the captivating story of an
impressionable young woman, the "Adonis" who she falls in love with
and the "monster" who falls in love with her. Lanore, Jonathan and
Adair had me spellbound like no other characters have. The
Taker satiated my need for the supernatural, but was unique in
it's portrayal of everlasting love and unrelenting obsession, both
of which know no boundaries for these characters. The second
installment, The Reckoning, was equally fascinating-the
never-ending love chase propelling the jump between several
different time periods and beautiful locations all over the world.
Finally, the end of this twisted tale will come to an end with
Katsu's final installment, The Descent.