The Bitter Seed of Magic (Spellcrackers)
by Suzanne McLeod
Gollancz Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780575084322
Date: 17 February 2011 List Price £12.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
In a market seemingly dominated by American writers, Britain's Suzanne McLeod is comprehensively holding her own with her Spellcrackers.com series published by Gollancz. Her third in this series The Bitter Seed of Magic has just been published in trade paperback - further books are in the pipeline and it looks like this is a series that could run and run.
"On the surface, Genny's life seems ripple-free right now. Finn, her sexy boss, has stopped pushing for a decision on their relationship. The seductive vampire Malik al-Khan has vanished back into the shadows. And the witches have declared her no longer a threat. But unless Genny can find a way to break the fertility curse afflicting London's fae, she knows this is just the lull before the magical storm. Then a faeling - a teenage girl - is fished out of the River Thames, dead and bound with magic, and Genny is called into investigate. As she digs through the clues, her search takes a sinister and dangerous turn, exposing age-old secrets that might be better left buried. Then another faeling disappears, and Genny finds herself in a race against time to save the faeling and stop the curse from claiming its next victim - herself! "From release/information:
Product Description: Genny's an expert at 'cracking' spells, but when it comes to 'cracking' an 80-year-old curse she knows she's in trouble.