Thursday, September 15, 2022

Book Alert: The Stone, the Cipher, and the Shadows

The Johnny Dixon series continues - nearly 40 years after it began - as a flu epidemic ushers in a plague of dark magic:

Though forty miles away, Duston Heights is not safe from the flu that’s raging through Boston. When Johnny Dixon’s grandmother falls ill, he’s sent to live with his neighbor to avoid infection. So many locals are getting sick that school is canceled for a week, and the reclusive Dr. Abram Ashburn comes out of retirement to make house calls.

After seeing a scary vision of his bedridden grandmother outside of a window, Johnny starts to feel on edge. Then he and his best friend find what looks to be a weird map of a cemetery in Dr. Ashburn’s house. One specific grave is marked with an “X,” the burial place of a woman who practiced witchcraft in the seventeenth century.

The townspeople recover from the flu, but they can’t escape the terrifying illusions and shadow people that now haunt them, unless Johnny and his friends find the key to unlock the secrets of the graveyard before a dreadful prophecy comes to pass . . .

Open Road Media will release The Stone, the Cipher, and the Shadows on Oct. 4.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Extremely exciting news!