On Sale: October 16, 2018
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Literature and Fiction | Suspense Arcane
For centuries, the mysterious dark-robed figure has
roamed the globe, searching for those whose complicity
and cowardice have fed into the rapids of history’s
darkest waters—and now, in Sarah Perry’s breathtaking
follow-up to The Essex Serpent, it is heading in our
It has been years since Helen Franklin left England. In
Prague, working as a translator, she has found a home of
sorts—or, at least, refuge. That changes when her friend
Karel discovers a mysterious letter in the library, a
strange confession and a curious warning that speaks of
Melmoth the Witness, a dark legend found in obscure fairy
tales and antique village lore. As such superstition has
it, Melmoth travels through the ages, dooming those she
persuades to join her to a damnation of timeless,
itinerant solitude. To Helen it all seems the stuff of
But, unaware, as she wanders the cobblestone streets
Helen is being watched. And then Karel disappears. . . .
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