Thorn Jack: A Night and Nothing Novel (Night and Nothing Novels #1) (Hardcover)

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This is book number 1 in the Night and Nothing Novels series.

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Love and magic run rampant in the small town of Fair Hollow, a small village on the Hudson where Serefina and her father hope for a new start. "Finn" finds herself perplexed by the less charming than mysterious village and enchanted by Jack Fata, whose family is known for their wealth, strange powers, and inexplicable attraction to Finn. Reminiscent of the movie "Hocus Pocus" but with a much, much darker story underneath. — Jess Hanlon


Combining the sorcery of The Night Circus with the malefic suspense of A Secret History, Thorn Jack is a spectacular, modern retelling of the ancient Scottish ballad, Tam Lin—a beguiling fusion of love, fantasy, and myth that echoes the imaginative artistry of the works of Neil Gaiman, Cassandra Clare, and Melissa Marr.

In the wake of her older sister’s suicide, Finn Sullivan and her father move to a quaint town in upstate New York. Populated with socialites, hippies, and dramatic artists, every corner of this new place holds bright possibilities—and dark enigmas, including the devastatingly attractive Jack Fata, scion of one of the town’s most powerful families.

As she begins to settle in, Finn discovers that beneath its pretty, placid surface, the town and its denizens—especially the Fata family—wield an irresistible charm and dangerous power, a tempting and terrifying blend of good and evil, magic and mystery, that holds dangerous consequences for an innocent and curious girl like Finn.

To free herself and save her beloved Jack, Finn must confront the fearsome Fata family . . . a battle that will lead to shocking secrets about her sister’s death.

About the Author

Katherine Harbour was born in Albany, New York, and has been writing since she was seventeen. She is the author of Thorn Jack and Briar Queen, the first two books in the Night and Nothing series, and is a bookseller in Sarasota, Florida.

Praise For…

“Fantasy fans will find much to savor in Harbour’s delicate, myth-conscious prose.”
Publishers Weekly

“Influenced by luminaries like Tanith Lee and Crowley, Harbour delivers an excellent, promising debut novel.”
— Romantic Times Book Reviews (James Davis Nicoll)

“Now [Tam Lin] emerges again, artfully recreated by debut novelist Katherine Harbour.”
— Barnes and Noble Picks for June (James Killen)

“Thorn Jack is highly recommended, particularly for those who like their fairy tales dark, enthralling, and a wee bit disturbing.”
— Fresh Fiction

“An engaging and entertaining story, offering mystery, frights, young romance, and a chance to brush up on your mythology.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062286727
ISBN-10: 0062286722
Publisher: Harper Voyager
Publication Date: June 24th, 2014
Pages: 352
Language: English
Series: Night and Nothing Novels
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