Alexandra Belarus was an artist stuck working in her New York family’s business…until she discovered her true legacy—a deep and ancient magic. Lexi became the last practicing Spellmason, with the power to breathe life into stone. And as her powers awoke, so did her family’s most faithful protector: a gargoyle named Stanis. But when a centuries-old evil threatened her family and her city, Stanis sacrificed himself to save everything Lexi held dear.
With Stanis gone, Lexi’s efforts to master Spellmasonry—even with the help of her dedicated friends—are faltering. Hidden forces both watch her and threaten her, and she finds herself suddenly under the mysterious wing of a secret religious society determined to keep magic hidden from the world.
But the question of Stanis’s fate haunts her—and as the storm around her grows, so does the fear that she won’t be able to save him in her turn.
About the Author
Anton Strout is the author of the Simon Canderous novels and the Spellmason Chronicles. He lives in New York.
Praise for the novels of Anton Strout
“Following Simon’s adventures is like being the pinball in an especially antic game, but it’s well worth the wear and tear.”—Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“Make room on the shelf, ‘cause you’re going to want to keep this one!”—Rachel Vincent