The House of Vines

The House of Vines


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At the heart of the sleepy market town of Brindleford is an old shopping arcade. Half-empty and generally overlooked by the inhabitants, it is full of secrets. But there are darker things afoot in the town of Brindleford. In a church on the outskirts of the town an ancient evil is stirring, responding to the call of the wicked soul in search of it...Christopher Porter thought he knew what to expect from life: not a great deal, having been bitten by a werewolf. Now, all he wants is a normal life: a family, a stable job, friends.Ivy Burwell, also wishing for normalcy, is struggling against the expectations of her heritage. As the last witch in a long line of Witches, still coming to terms with her husband's death, she is trying her hardest to avoid her destiny.It won't be easy, with the owners of a magical bookshop, a grumpy poltergeist, two orphaned runaways, a redoubtable florist, a retired music teacher (and his heavily pregnant labrador), several unsavoury wizards, a lithographer, a necromancer with a grudge, a horde of Technomancers and a half-Troll getting in the way!Oh, and a parrot.But there are darker things afoot in the town of Brindleford. In a church on the outskirts of the town an ancient evil is stirring, responding to the call of the wicked soul in search of it..."Around the world, in places we think we know, another world exists. The House of Vines takes you right to the heart of that world and the strange, often dangerous people within it."- Louise D. Smith "Sometimes you get so wrapped up in a book you don't realise how it has twined itself around you. Most enjoyable read for some time. The arcade of the arcane, with a nice cup of tea!"- Rae Bailey "Un-put-down-able. Loveable (and detestable) characters and imaginative prose. Lauren K. Nixon's intricate weaving of the mystery and the character's storylines together will make you laugh, cry and keep you on the edge of your seat."- Clare Keogh "The House of Vines is a story of magic, mystery, and mayhem. I fell in love with so many of the characters and I can't wait to find out what happens next! Funny and fascinating, this is a great read you will not want to miss!"- Jessica Grace Coleman"Melancholic, funny and mysterious, The House of Vines elicited a plethora of emotions that immersed me deeply into its fantasy world - a world I wouldn't mind living in! Best enjoyed reading it in a comfy chair with a cuppa."- Drømme Lund

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781979929547
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/24/2017
Series: Chambers Magic , #1
Pages: 716
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.43(d)

About the Author

An ex-archaeologist enjoying life in the slow-lane, Lauren K. Nixon is an indie author fascinated by everyday magic.
She is the author of numerous short stories, The Fox and the Fool, and the Chambers Magic series. She also curates the fabulous short story Superstars, a vibrant community of writers, whose anthologies are now available!
Having studied Archaeological Sciences at Bradford University, Lauren went on to discover that what everyone always told her about there being no jobs in archaeology was quite true. Happily, there are many things to keep her occupied, and when she's not writing she can be found gardening, singing, reading, playing the fool and playing board games.
You can find Lauren on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, where she posts whatever comes into her head.

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