Guided by a prophecy conjured by their secret coven of Sorcerers, Valor McRaven and his sister, Doomsy Gloomsy, return to Mystic City where they are being hunted. While trying to become apprentices of magic at Mystic Steeples, they battle ghosts connected to their past in a haunted mansion, investigate mysterious murders and disappearances, meet many suspicious witches who try to control them, and travel back in time through a book that seems to be steering them closer to the truth of the Great Deception.
Sequel to the multi-award-winning Candlewicke 13 and the Tombstone Forest by Milan Sergent. Candlewicke 13: Under the Crescent Moon (Book Three in the CANDLEWICKE 13 series) features hidden clues throughout the novel. It also contains over eighty illustrations.
Book Three contains as a BONUS the Encyclopedia Hoopenfangia, a partial companion guide, featuring a Character Guide, Pronunciation Guide, Spurgmulin Tournament Guide, Simple Sorting, Various Maps, Coven Guide, Dictionary of Terms, Sanguinati Hierarchy Guide, Magic Guides, Bestiary Guide, and more!
"Milan Sergent brings this world to life with vivid characters, a delightful grim setting, and suspense that will keep you guessing ... an unforgettable adventure that has mystery, danger, ghosts, and magic." -- Liz Konkel for Readers' Favorite
"This is another exceptional offering from Milan Sergent. A fantastic addition to the series .... The characterization just gets better and better and the plot is a masterpiece. Milan Sergent continues to display his amazing imagination and way with words as the story pulls you deep into it, transporting you to a land of magic and fantasy." -- Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
"A spectacular novel ... packed with adventure and suspense ... worldbuilding and character development that is rich and layered ... The illustrations are gorgeous ... Highly recommended." -- Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite
"Continuing the excellent Candlewicke 13 series with this third installment of magic, suspense, and incredible mysteries . . . now the mysteries of the McRaven family and the prophecies ahead are getting clearer and more exciting by the moment." -- K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
"This is young adult fiction at its best ... The plot is amazing. I think the author has not only justified the story but actually given more for the reader to anticipate." -- Rabia Tanveer for Readers' Favorite