By Cate Tiernan
After seventeen-year-old Thais Allard loses her widowed father in a sad vehicle twist of fate, she is pressured to go away the single domestic she's ever identified to reside with a complete stranger in New Orleans. New Orleans greets Thais with many secrets and techniques and mysteries, yet none as unimaginable because the second she comes nose to nose with the impossible an analogous dual, Clio.Thais quickly learns that she and the dual she by no means knew come from a relations of witches, that she possesses stunning powers, and that she, besides Clio, has a key function in Balefire, the coven she used to be born into. Fiery Clio is under overjoyed to need to proportion the highlight, however the twins needs to learn how to mix their powers which will whole a ceremony that would rework their lives and the coven ceaselessly.
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A Circle of Ashes (Balefire, Book 2) by Cate Tiernan