(Sequel to Cinderella, Necromancer)
Purity cannot abide the darkness.
In the two years since Ellison defeated her stepsisters and sent her evil stepmother back to the Abyss, she's gained control over her dark powers. And, with William at her side, she's brought peace to the kingdom. Still, Ellison is a necromancer and William is a paladin of light. The King will never agree to let them marry.
To appease his father, William keeps his distance. When Ellison's brother Edward is equally so, Ellison learns her mother’s spirit threatens to overwhelm him with her own loneliness and longing. In an effort to save him, Ellison accidentally condemns the spirit to eternal damnation. Seizing an opportunity to gain the king's favor and bring her family back together, Ellison resolves to descend into hell to bring her mother back to the world of the living.
But the journey through hell is fraught with peril. Temptations abound and the demons Ellison sent the Abyss are thirsty for revenge.
Evil cannot be defeated without sacrifice—but when that sacrifice means choosing between the ones Ellison loves and her very own life, how far will she go to make her family whole again?
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CINDERELLA, NECROMANCER (Month9Books)
A young woman’s discovery of an ancient, hidden necromancy manual gives her the strength and power to fight back against her abusive, controlling stepfamily. Ellison wants to teach her stepsisters a lesson by learning how to use the necromantic tome she discovers in the secret passages of her father’s mansion. Despite her new and terrible secret power, her world begins to crumble as her younger brother falls incurably ill, the house staff begin to disappear, and her stepmother tears away all of Ellison’s material connections to her father and late mother.
Ellison is forced to spend her days as a servant for her stepmother and stepsisters, who threaten her brother’s life if she refuses. Even making the acquaintance of kind, attractive Prince William when she sneaks out to visit her mother’s grave does nothing to lessen the blow when her stepmother refuses to allow Ellison to attend an unexpectedly announced palace festival—but what she can do is fight back by secretly conjuring spirits to take revenge. As her stepmother’s cruelty grows, Ellison’s control over the spirits weakens and soon Ellison must face the question: Is her stepmother is the true monster…or is she?