ISBN 9781846058172,The Taker

The Taker


Alma Katsu


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781846058172

ISBN-10 1846058171


Number of Pages 448 Pages
Language (English)

General & literary fiction


Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd do anything for them? Lie for them, steal, give yourself away to strangers, fall in with terrible people? Someone you would die for? Even kill for?

When A&E doctor Luke Findley turns up to his shift at his hospital job in the small town of St Andrews, Maine, he's expecting just another evening of minor injuries and domestic disputes. But instead, Lanore McIlvrae walks into his life - and changes it forever. For Lanore - Lanny - is a woman with a past ...

Lanny McIlvrae is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. And as she begins to tell her story - a story of enduring love, a story of consummate betrayal, a story that defies time and transcends mortality, a story which begins in St Andrews at the beginning of the nineteenth century and cannot end until Lanny's demons are finally put to rest - Luke finds himself captivated. Lanny is not what she seems - her two hundred years on this earth have seen her seduced by both decadence and brutality - but through it all she has stayed true to the one true love of her life. Until now.

In a heartbeat, Luke commits himself to Lanny. But as he finds himself sacrificing everything to become part of her world, he discovers that her story goes back even further than he'd known. To a heart of darkness in fourteenth-century Hungary; a darkness more deadly than anything he could have imagined ...

Part historical novel and part supernatural page turner, THE TAKER is an unforgettable novel about the power of unrequited love not only to elevate and sustain, but to blind and ultimately destroy, and how each person is responsible to find their own path to redemption.

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