Within These Wicked Walls
Author: Lauren Blackwood
Ethiopian fantasy meets Jane Eyre in Lauren Blackwood's splendid debut!
Andromeda wants to be a debtera — an exorcist hired to cleanse households of the Evil Eye.
Alas, she isn't certified. Her mentor threw her out before she could earn her license. Now her only hope of steady work is to find a Patron — a rich, well-connected individual who will vouch for her abilities.
When a handsome young heir named Magnus Rochester reaches out to hire her, she takes the job without question. Never mind that he’s rude and demanding and eccentric, that the contract comes with a number of outlandish rules… and that almost a dozen debtera had quit before her. If Andromeda wants to earn a living, she has no choice.
She quickly realizes this is a job like no other, with horrifying manifestations at every turn. Magnus is hiding far more than she has been trained for and death is the most likely outcome if she stays. But leaving Magnus to live out his curse alone isn’t an option because — heaven help her —she’s fallen for him.
Stunningly romantic, Within These Wicked Walls ushers in a new fantasy voice with a Black leading cast, and impeccable style. This novel can't be missed.