Pub Date 01 Oct 2019
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In his pursuit of the occult, the Third Reich opened the Gate to a realm of magic and brought the world to ruin. The Gate was eventually closed, but They were already in our world and They were hungry.'
-The Lost History, Library of Avergard
Azure ‘Azzy’ Brimvine lives in a world decimated by magic, where humans have retreated underground from the overwhelming dangers of the surface. But Below is no safer than Above.
Magic borne plagues continue to eat away at the remaining human cities, a sickness that doesn’t merely kill, but creates aberrations from the stricken: people twisted by magic into something dark, dangerous, and powerful. It is an existence of fear and constant dread. When Azzy’s brother, Armin, is infected and cast out into the Above, she sets out after him, determined to be there for him no matter what he becomes.
The world Above is full of monsters, both wild and cunning, some more human than Azzy was led to believe. Armin is captured and bound for the Auction block of Avergard, a ruthless city of inhuman lords and twisted creatures. To reach him, Azzy must brave the perils of the Above and the chaotic life forms created by the Gate. To reach him, she must find allies and forge new bonds in this broken world.
And Azzy must reach him, before Armin’s new power is used to open the Gate once more.
'The writing in Marrow Charm is especially wonderful and lush with gorgeous world building and a unique plot.' - Candace Robinson, author of Clouded by Envy
'A wickedly wonderful adventure with enchanting prose and captivating world building that will leave you begging for more of Jacques’s dark magic and twisted mayhem.'- Tiffany Daune, author of the Siren Chronicles
'Jacques is a talented writer who is able to illustrate her story with just the right words and devices, keeping the reader engaged and on the edge of their seat.' -Emma Katherine, Goodreads Review
'The tension is this book is incredible, I couldn't put it down and now I'm left wanting more.' -Monica, Goodreads Review