From Alex Bledsoe, author of the Eddie LaCrosse series and the Rudolfo Zginski books, comes a brand new series. A distinctive variation on the elves-among-us theme, The Hum and the Shiver (out September 27) takes place on an Earth somewhat different from our own, where humanity lives side by side with another race of beings who have mysterious abilities.
No one knows where the Tufa came from, or how they ended up in the mountains of East Tennessee. When the first Europeans came to the Smoky Mountains, the Tufa were already there. Dark-haired and enigmatic, they live quietly in the hills and valleys of Cloud County, their origins lost to history. But there are clues in their music, hidden in the songs they have passed down for generations. . . .
Private Bronwyn Hyatt, a true daughter of the Tufa, has returned from Iraq, wounded in body and spirit, but her troubles are far from over. Cryptic omens warn of impending tragedy, while a restless “haint” has followed her home from the war. Worse yet, Bronwyn has lost touch with herself and with the music that was once a part of her. With death stalking her family, will she ever again join in the song of her people, and let it lift her onto the night winds?
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