Young Valor McRaven has come to terms with being a peculiar witch. But the reality of never coming of age shakes him after it poses a unique danger for him and his sister, Doomsy Gloomsy. With the Grim Warlock becoming more desperate by the hour, it is a most pivotal time for Valor’s enchanted country, hidden in the Bermuda Triangle.
When unthinkable things start happening to Valor and those he loves dearly, can he take charge of his newly acquired coven at Mystic Steeples as well as salvage his secret coven of Sorcerers? Or will the alleged “darkest group of witches” force Valor, the Knight of Night, into their nocturnal world?
The 13th Hour Begins, the fourth book in the CANDLEWICKE 13 series, contains hidden clues throughout the novel. It also contains chapter illustrations as well as a variety of maps.
"I have adored this series from the very first novel, and it's clear that author Milan Sergent has a fantastic sense of storytelling that spans not just each individual book, but the build-up of the series as a whole. . . . I would highly recommend Candlewicke 13: The 13th Hour Begins as a stunning continuation to an already superb series." --K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
"[A] truly mesmerizing series . . . . A well-written sequel, a fascinating story, and a fabulous plot. And these are action-packed books from start to finish." --Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
"Milan Sergent rings in another fantastic installment of the Candlewicke 13 series with The 13th Hour Begins. The writing is exceptional, delivering the usual fare of crisp, witty narrative and dialogue.... I just adore this series and everything that continues to be poured into it and would give it a whole bucket full of stars if I could." --Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite
"This world continues to be an amazing blend of grim, melancholy, and whimsical with unusual creatures and a unique setting that gets better with every installment. . . . Sergent provides plenty of surprises throughout the plot with chaos, danger, humor, and delights . . . ." --Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
"Being the Knight of Night is not easy . . . . What can I say? I love this series. . . . As expected of Milan Sergent, the narrative flows beautifully and is intricate enough to blow my mind." --Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite