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There are monsters in this world, I’ve learned, and sometimes
I have fallen victim to them and sometimes I have been one…
A story of Welsh witchcraft, love, and murder.
When Lilabet last saw Iago, they were ten years old. Whisked off
to America by his father in a desperate attempt to escape the dark
superstitions of Wales, Iago’s letters have been the single thing
to connect them. Now, fourteen years have passed and Iago has asked
Lilabet to be his bride.
Eager to begin a modern life in an exciting new land with the man she
has loved for all her days, Lilabet is about to discover that black
magic may find a home on any shore. Three red-haired witches have
been playing a deadly game of revenge with Iago and if she wants to
have a life with him, Lilabet will first have to fight the dark
forces that have claimed her young husband for their own.
Advanced Praise for CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE
"Cleopatra's Needle beautifully uses the immigrant experience
in a younger, and eerier, America to show that the only thing
surer than love is the human potential for cruelty and exploitation.
I don't know how long Carole Lanham has been writing seriously,
but these early works of hers have only convinced me that, as a
storyteller, she emerged fully formed into excellence."
~ Brian Hodge Award-Winning Author of Wild Horses
"Where atmosphere is concerned Carole Lanham won't take bull
from anybody. Cleopatra's Needle is full of action that feeds
on the atmosphere, and of atmosphere that propels the action.
In fact, in spite of its novella length, it contains far more
action than many full-length novels and still manages to ooze
mood from every line."
~Kfir Luzzato The Harrow
"Carole Lanham has a wonderful style of writing. Definitely
a literary feel, but she’s not over the top with it. As with
“The Reading Lessons” it’s just the perfect blend of writing
that clearly lifts it above and beyond many contemporary
authors. “Cleopatra’s Needle” is a super fast page turner,
very enjoyable. It has an old familiar feel to it, yet also
a fresh newness. I highly recommend it. I loved it."
~Jonathan Lambert Author of Gugga
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