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Author: Colette Freedman, Michael Scott Narrator: Colette Freedman , Kate Reading Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9781427213495
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A new adult novel from Michael Scott and Colette Freedman...

The Hallows. Ancient artifacts imbued with a primal and deadly power. But are they protectors of this world, or the keys to its destruction?

A gruesome murder in London reveals a sinister plot to uncover a two-thousand-year-old secret.

For decades, the Keepers guarded these Hallows, keeping them safe and hidden and apart from each other. But now the Keepers are being brutally murdered, their prizes stolen, the ancient objects bathed in their blood.

Now, only a few remain.

With her dying breath, one of the Keepers convinces Sarah Miller, a practical stranger, to deliver her Hallow—a broken sword with devastating powers—to her American nephew, Owen.

The duo quickly become suspects in a series of murders as they are chased by both the police and the sadistic Dark Man and his nubile mistress.

As Sarah and Owen search for the surviving Keepers, they unravel the deadly secret the Keepers were charged to protect. The mystery leads Sarah and Owen on a cat-and-mouse chase through England and Wales, and history itself, as they discover that the sword may be the only thing standing between the world… and a horror beyond imagining.

The Thirteen Hallows is the beginning of a spellbinding new saga, a thrilling tale of ancient magic and modern times by a New York Times bestselling author and an award-winning playwright.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Relentless pacing and a richly detailed story line replete with historical references and bombshell revelations give this fantasy tremendous mainstream crossover potential. Publishers Weekly

  • This tale is fast-paced… Filled with twists and a vile villain, readers will enjoy touring London with Sarah and Owen as their guides. Baryon Magazine

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/6/2014

    " Maybe I'm getting sensative in my old age, but I was turned off by all the blood, gore, sex and foul language in this book. Too bad, I thought it had potential. I read enough to get the idea, then skipped to the end to see how it all turned out. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jon | 2/4/2014

    " What a load of crap. I'm not really sure why this book exists. It sounded like it might be a fun, silly read: ancient objects, murder, mysterious powers. However, it was poorly executed, horribly researched, and the only way to propel the plot forward was to give the bad guys psychic powers (that were powered by sex?). After reading the book, I'm not even clear on what all the 13 Hallows were, the majority of them were only even named once with no explanation or clarification of what they actually were. One of the objects was a magical "hamper"? Since when is a hamper a leather pouch you wear around your neck, even the OED defines hamper as a basket or a box, with the oldest listing as 14th century french used as a verb. The authors should be ashamed, and the editors in charge of this dumpfest should be placed on notice. However, if you like the Twilight books (or if you're suuuper bummed that The Vampire Diaries is in re-runs again), this seems like it would be wriiten on a level for your enjoyment. I've smelled week-old dead dogs that stank less. Cheers! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carmen | 1/29/2014

    " Great first story in this trilogy but definitely very adult - the sex and bloodshed were handled professionally and weren't lascivious. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianne | 1/28/2014

    " Wow ok very weird to say the least. Mind you the sex stuff was a little out there, it wasn't so much descriptive like I feared it would be. I myself enjoyed the book very well. Mr. Scott kept my curiosity throughtout the book, just like his other series: Nicholas Flamel. I enjoyed them very immensily also!! Enjoyed the whole artifacts concept of the book too. Will be waiting to see if there is a book 2 for this series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas | 1/21/2014

    " This book just kept getting better and better the more I read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/16/2014

    " It was amazing, but there were definitely a few scenes there that were neither necessary nor should have let it be in the freaking children's section of the bookstore... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Helen | 1/13/2014

    " Cleverly plotted and a compelling fun read. Suspenseful and vivid dialogue. Well researched and transporting to other times adventure. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 11/8/2013

    " Evil forces attempt to amass thirteen Hallows to unleash demons on the world. Held by Keepers they were children and evacuated to Wales during World War II, the Hallows must be drenched with blood though gruesome murders. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Magdalene | 9/26/2013

    " This book was pointless. Same fantasy story that's been told a zillion times, bland and hollow characters, under-developed action and an ending that was over before it even started. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tia | 7/15/2013

    " Really bad. The plot has holes, and the characters are underdeveloped, and there's sex and violence for the sake of it - it doesn't advance plot or give you insight as to motivation, etc. It's too bad, because the underlying premise could make a really interesting book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 7/7/2013

    " I thought the concept was really good, but unfortunately, it could've been executed better. The plot lacked atmosphere and could've been greatly enhanced with it, such a dark plot and characters deserved more. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Raymond | 5/20/2013

    " A fine story but a little gory for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tinker | 5/18/2013

    " Fantasy thriller. Decent book, but didn't really live up to its cover and title. I would say that the Hallows topic is being overused recently, but I suppose these thing come in waves. At least they only mentioned vampires and warewolves. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Beth | 6/6/2012

    " This book had more horror than I like, and definitely had unnecessary gore. It seemed derivative to me and is set up to have a number of sequels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 1/31/2012

    " This book was a very quick read for me. I started reading it before I planned to go to bed and ended up staying awake half the night reading the first half of the book. Really great plot. Wondering if there will be a sequel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Scott | 1/25/2012

    " Michael Scott is stronger as a YA writer. Hard to take this one seriously. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 12/29/2011

    " Enjoyed it perfectly well while I was reading it, but it's sadly forgettable. I'm already blurry on the details and I tend to remember them very well. Good for a fun read, but non noteworthy beyond that. "

About the Author

Michael Scott, one of Ireland’s most successful authors, is the writer behind the popular Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel series. A master of fantasy, science fiction, horror, and folklore, he has been hailed by the Irish Times as “the King of Fantasy in these isles.”

About the Narrator

Kate Reading has recorded hundreds of audiobooks across many genres, over a thirty year plus career. Audie Awards: The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter (mystery), Breasts (non-fiction), Bellwether (fiction), and Words of Radiance (fantasy), co-narrated with her husband, Michael Kramer. Among other awards, she has been recognized with: the ALA Booklist best of 2019 for Bowlaway (fiction), AudioFile Magazine Voice of the Century, Earphones Awards, Narrator of the Year, Best Voice in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and Publisher’s Weekly’s Listen-Up Award. She records at her home studio, Madison Productions, Inc., in Maryland.