The adventure continues in the second book of the



(Called SCHEME in the US)

— Cover art to come! —

The most dangerous magic must be destroyed.

Genevieve Flannery’s family inheritance is both an invaluable gift and an unspeakable curse: she is one the heirs of the AVRAKEDAVRA, a trio of ancient texts capable of preserving everlasting life, or eroding it completely. Burdened with the power of untold magic and tormented by those who would seek to exploit it, the three AVRAKEDAVRA texts must be destroyed.

If only the road ahead were easy. Genevieve is grateful to have her fellow heir, the irresistible Henry, by her side, but when the father she never knew she had becomes their guide, all bets are off. Together, this new team must rely on unexpected allies as they embark on a harrowing global search to acquire the pieces necessary to destroy an ancient magic and complete The Undoing.

But loyalties among the magical community are fragile. Genevieve, grieving the loss of her mother, struggles to control her new AVRAKEDAVRA-bestowed gifts, and with mounting threats to her psyche and body, she clings mightily to the promise of a brighter future once this is over—if they can survive it. And Henry, broken by his father’s treachery but entranced by the heartwarming connection his family’s text has granted him, grapples with the fact that once they succeed in destroying the books, he’ll lose the only family he has left.

Forced to question all they hold dear, the young heirs must remember Genevieve’s mother’s greatest lesson:

The key to good is found in truth.

Coming from HarperCollins Canada, Sky Pony, and Prószynski i S-ka (Poland), spring 2020.


Something to note …

Lots of people ask me why it takes so long for these books to come out. Publishing is a slow business! But I appreciate your patience … I hope you enjoy this second installment in Genevieve and Henry’s adventures.


“The horse will lead you across the desert.

Follow the river to where the bones of kings lie.”