The Ghost Mirror
You have more power than you know how to use...
With these words, Mave Mallory’s life changes forever.
After being neglected by her parents for most of her life, Mave goes to live with her eccentric grandmother: Mona Mallory. An inquisitive child with red hair and black eyes, Mave knows that her grandmother is a Witch. Mave has always known that she is special too--she can talk to Ghosts.
In her grandmother’s attic, Mave finds an old mirror. It’s large and has a gold rim around it. Mave tells her grandmother about the mirror. Mona, frightened, warns Mave three times: “Please, promise me Mave, do not touch that mirror.” But one night, Mave must break her promise.
It is the whispering that wakes her. Mave wakes to find a blue mist has enveloped the house. The mist is coming from the mirror. Mave watches in terror as one of the ghosts she has befriended, a girl no older than her, is pulled into the mirror by white, bony hands. Mave steps through the mirror to save her, only to find herself in a place she knows, but doesn’t.
She finds herself in a world where magic is known. Where magic is shared on the streets. Children practice spells on the street corners and you can buy spells at a corner store. There are cobblestone streets of an older time, though the villagers live in fear. During the day they hide from the Shadows. And during the night it there is strange music, its sound humming through the air around her.
People in the town fear her, for she is a child with the black eyes of a Witch.
Unknown to Mave, something hunts her. Older than time, Mr. Lavender knows that Mave has arrived. She is the brightest soul that he has felt in one thousand years and the magic pulsing underneath her skin calls to him. He knows that the Last Witch has come, and that he must taste it.
Now Mave must fight for her life on an unknown terrain using magic she doesn’t understand. Coming to her aid are a few trinkets. One of them a gold locket with a hole through the middle. It shows her what is underneath the magic. What a thing really is.
What she sees through the locket frightens her. Befriended by Euwan Opal, one of the town’s children, she sees that he is not living at all, just a mass of bones, a walking skeleton. Mave fears that Euwan has a dark secret that he is not sharing, despite his coming to her aid. She wonders what that dark secret is.
Mr. Lavender is a hoarder and eater of souls. Nestled inside the Ghost Mirror, a young girl named Cleo and her new companion Amanda watch as a sinister plot unfolds. A crow is made to find Mave. Cleo and Amanda know that Mave is their only hope to free them from the Ghost Mirror. They hope that the crow never finds her. But in the end, it is a friend that betrays her.
When Mave is finally put face to face with Mr. Lavender, she must lean to use her magic to fight something darker than fear itself. She must learn to reach into her soul, if she has any hope of freeing the souls trapped in the Silver Glass.
Genre: Fantasy, Children's, Horror
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