The Hidden and The Maiden
A wizard’s failed apprentice must join forces with a self-doubting medium in Eben Mishkin’s wildly imaginative debut novel, The Hidden and the Maiden. James Rathbone, the cynical ex-student to the last wizard, isn’t exactly a hero. But when con artist Kenton Dean steals the wizard’s magical elixir, James is forced to make a choice: spring into action, or watch Kenton take control of Kherty-Aken, the fallen god of death, and wreak havoc on the unsuspecting modern world.
James sets off on a dangerous mission to stop Kenton, but he can’t do it alone. He’s forced to team up with Zephyr Wayne, a hopelessly naïve medium forever haunted by his abusive mother, JJ.
Will James finally get his magic to work? Can he convince Zephyr that his powers aren’t delusions? Will JJ prove enemy, ally, or just a deranged psyche? And can anyone truly conquer death?