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Darker Still *A Novel of Magic Most Foul*
Natalie Stewart's favorite five places in the world?--
Natalie Stewart, heroine of DARKER STILL: A Novel of Magic Most Foul, shares her five favorite places in the world.
Hello, my name is Natalie. I'm seventeen years old and I live in the greatest city in all the world, New York City, in the year 1880. I'm spirited, opinionated, and fascinated by the supernatural. I also suffer from Selective Mutism due to a childhood trauma. So while I do not speak, I can Sign and I tell my surprising, adventurous, scary and romantic tale through my diary. I hope you'll enjoy it, and while I'm sure you'll fall in love with my hero, the handsome and dashing Lord Denbury, he's mine.
My favorite places in the world:
5. Central Park - the whole of it. I've specific favorites inside this treasure, but the whole park itself deserves my love. It's perhaps the most magical and wonderful 843 acres ever imagined. As loud and as hectic as the city can be, inside the park you can't help but relax in the very heart of the world.
4. Immanuel Lutheran Church - out of respect for my mother, who was very active in the congregation, I attend services here and while my lack of speech distances me from the congregation, it is a sacred place and always will be.
3. Grand Central Depot - it may be full of steam and coal dust, but it reminds me an adventure somewhere across the country is just one train ride away. (I hear in the future you call it Grand Central Terminal- terminal and not station, as trains terminate there- and that it's gorgeous. In my day we've a suitable station, but it'll soon outgrow itself as New York City grows each day.)
2. The Angel in Central Park - the Bethesda Terrace boasts a gorgeous angel fountain in an elegant tiled promenade. I visit my angel when seeking beauty and a bit of grandeur, the best of this Victorian age.
1. The Metropolitan Museum of Art - my father is a curator here and this elegant building is responsible for bringing the man I love into my life. The soul of handsome, dashing young Jonathon Whitby, Lord Denbury, is trapped inside a painting. Only I can save him. The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides a beautiful and safe place from which I can unravel his frightening mystery.
I hope you'll enjoy my tale, it continues with two more novels in the Magic Most Foul saga. Please connect with my authoress, Leanna Renee Hieber at her site http://leannareneehieber.com and on the book of faces at http://facebook.com/lrhieber and she offers brief bird-like notes here: http://twitter.com/leannarenee - cheers!
I was obsessed.
It was as if he called to me, demanding I reach out and touch the brushstrokes of color swirled onto the canvas. It was the most exquisite portrait I'd ever seen--everything about Lord Denbury was unbelievable...utterly breathtaking and eerily lifelike.
There was a reason for that. Because despite what everyone said, Denbury never had committed suicide. He was alive. Trapped within his golden frame.
I've crossed over into his world within the painting, and I've seen what dreams haunt him. They haunt me too. He and I are inextricably linked--bound together to watch the darkness seeping through the gas-lit cobblestone streets of Manhattan. Unless I can free him soon, things will only get Darker Still.(less)
Paperback, 317 pages
Published November 8th 2011 by Sourcebooks Fire
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