By Cate Tiernan
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a sad automobile twist of fate, she is compelled to depart the single domestic she's ever identified to reside with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as incredible because the second she comes nose to nose with the impossible an analogous dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a family members of witches, that she possesses impressive powers, and that she, in addition to Clio, has a key function in Balefire, the coven she was once born into. Fiery Clio is below delighted to need to percentage the highlight, however the twins needs to discover ways to mix their powers which will whole a ceremony that would remodel their lives and the coven eternally.
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A Circle of Ashes (Balefire, Book 2) by Cate Tiernan