The Loyalist Witch — Thieftaker, Fall 1770

“The Cloud Prison”

A Thieftaker novella, Part II of III of The Loyalist Witch — Thieftaker, Fall 1770

"The Cloud Prison," by D. B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)Charlotte Whitcomb, the lovely and dangerous loyalist who nearly killed Ethan Kaille in their first encounter, and came within a hair’s breadth of destroying all of Boston in their second, has returned to the fair city. And she remains determined to end the cause of liberty once and for all.

This time she seeks to make Ethan and his friend Diver Jervis the tools of her malign intentions. She kidnaps Diver’s betrothed and employing powers Ethan barely comprehends, imprisons her in a cloud above the frigid waters of Boston Harbor.

Unable to defeat her on his own, Ethan turns to old friends, and to the uncommon magick of a new one: Amanda Oakroot, an Earth Witch. Together, Ethan and his comrades seek to defeat the Loyalist Witch before she takes the life of Diver’s truest love.

From award-winning historical fantasy author D.B. Jackson comes a new adventure in the critically acclaimed Thieftaker series. “The Cloud Prison” is the second in a trilogy of novellas that brings back not only Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, but also his love, Kannice Lester, his nemesis, Sephira Pryce, his mentor, Janna Windcatcher, his friend Devren “Diver” Jervis, along with a whole new set of villains and allies. “The Witch’s Storm” has already been published, and “The Adams Gambit” will follow later this  summer. So travel with us back to pre-Revolutionary Boston, and prepare for a new magickal adventure!

 

“The Witch’s Storm”

A Thieftaker novella, Part I of The Loyalist Witch — Thieftaker, Fall 1770

"The Witch's Storm," by D. B. Jackson (Jacket art by Chris McGrath)After a tense summer and numerous delays, the trials of the British soldiers responsible for Boston’s bloody massacre are finally set to begin. On the very eve of the opening arguments, though, magickal assaults on the lawyers representing both sides in the case threaten to thwart justice yet again.

Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, is asked by the great Samuel Adams to protect the attorneys, a task more perilous than either of them knows. Ethan finds himself battling a mysterious and beautiful conjurer whose power dwarfs his own, and whose dark ambitions will brook no interference.

Ethan must fight for the cause of liberty, for his own life and those of the people he loves, and for the survival of Boston itself.

From award-winning historical fantasy author D.B. Jackson comes a new adventure in the critically acclaimed Thieftaker series. “The Witch’s Storm” is the first in a trilogy of novellas that brings back not only Ethan Kaille, thieftaker and conjurer, but also his love, Kannice Lester, his nemesis, Sephira Pryce, his mentor, Janna Windcatcher, his friend Devren “Diver” Jervis, along with a whole new set of villains and allies. “The Cloud Prison” and “The Adams Gambit” will follow later this spring and summer. So travel with us back to pre-Revolutionary Boston, and prepare for a new magickal adventure!

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