Cat Magic Author:Jonathan Barry BOOK CLUB EDITION — Maywell, New Jersey is a sleepy little town, the forces around it quiet, until in a laboratory George Walker completes his first experiment in reanimation:he kills an animal and brings it back to life. Next he will try a human subject. But before he does, he and the entire town of Maywell will have to deal with the force his ... more »first success unleashes. That force is determined to prevent George's envisioned success. The scientist's work must not continue. And the work must not interfere with the events waiting for young Amanda Walker.
Amanda, George's neice, is an accomplished illustrator. She's come to town to meet renouwned writer Constance Collier, hoping to illustrate Collier's next book. But Amanda is there for someone else's hidden purpose, a purpose arising out of a desperate need. It is a need that may require Amanda to enter death itself.
If Amanda succeeds, her life will be changed forever, in ways strange beyond all human knowing.
But Amanda may not be allowed to live long enough to make her choice. Brother Simon Pierce, in his Tabernacle of the Risen Lord, finds himself moved into action against her. The strange object in his pocket is stirring his own dark history into new life.
That history is far longer than Simon knows.
So is Amanda's.
The tale is ancient beyond memory, and in those ages of greatest change it must be relived, in all its fear and hope, its wisdom and passion.