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Even Your Shadow Can Be Stolen

Even Your Shadow Can Be Stolen

The stunning new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author HOLLY BLACK

The stunning new novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author HOLLY BLACK

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Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make.

She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall.

Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies.

Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgängers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world―all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power.

Start reading an excerpt.

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“Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists―a story so believable in its magic, you’ll be keeping one eye on your shadow as you turn the pages.”

LEIGH BARDUGO,
New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House

“If Neil Gaiman channeled Stephen King, the result might be this book…scintillating prose, whiplash twists, and a voice of character that demands to be heard from again.”

JAMES ROLLINS,
New York Times bestselling author of The Starless Crown

“Heart, soul, and a bit of kink―Book of Night is smart, decadent fun.”

KELLY LINK,
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

“A dark romp full of danger and shadows with a razor sharp heroine and vivid magic.”

ZORAIDA CÓRDOVA,
Nationally bestselling author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

“A deliciously clever page-turner.”

PAOLO BACIGALUPI,
New York Times bestselling author of The Water Knife

Book of Night delivers hot sex, a breathless plot, perfect characters, and some of the most gorgeous writing I've read in years, sharp as a razor blade, clear as a one-way glass.”

ELLEN KUSHNER,
award-winning author of Swordspoint

“A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I’m already dying to see Charlie Hall’s next con.”

ALIX E. HARROW,
New York Times bestselling author

“A dark and glittering cocktail of a book, heady with glamour and seediness, deep magic and desperate grifters. Black’s spiky, irresistible heroine will lead you like a will o’ the wisp into the dark.”

MELISSA ALBERT,
New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood

“Holly Black is a master of fantasy with the Midas touch—there is no story she cannot turn to gold.”

V. E. SCHWAB,
New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“A gripping ride from start to finish. Book of Night invites you to reckon with the shadows of your past.”

OLIVIA BLAKE,
New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

“Black is a master at world-building.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

#1 Library Reads Pick
Indie Next Pick

Charlie Hall has never found a lock she couldn’t pick, a book she couldn’t steal, or a bad decision she wouldn’t make.

She's spent half her life working for gloamists, magicians who manipulate shadows to peer into locked rooms, strangle people in their beds, or worse. Gloamists guard their secrets greedily, creating an underground economy of grimoires. And to rob their fellow magicians, they need Charlie Hall.

Now, she’s trying to distance herself from past mistakes, but getting out isn’t easy. Bartending at a dive, she’s still entirely too close to the corrupt underbelly of the Berkshires. Not to mention that her sister Posey is desperate for magic, and that Charlie's shadowless, and possibly soulless, boyfriend has been hiding things from her. When a terrible figure from her past returns, Charlie descends into a maelstrom of murder and lies.

Determined to survive, she’s up against a cast of doppelgängers, mercurial billionaires, gloamists, and the people she loves best in the world―all trying to steal a secret that will give them vast and terrible power.

Start reading an excerpt.

Black-Book-of-Night-3D-Ebook-Audio-noglow

“Dark, strange, thick with mystery and twists―a story so believable in its magic, you’ll be keeping one eye on your shadow as you turn the pages.”

LEIGH BARDUGO,
New York Times bestselling author of Ninth House

“If Neil Gaiman channeled Stephen King, the result might be this book…scintillating prose, whiplash twists, and a voice of character that demands to be heard from again.”

JAMES ROLLINS,
New York Times bestselling author of The Starless Crown

“Heart, soul, and a bit of kink―Book of Night is smart, decadent fun.”

KELLY LINK,
Pulitzer Prize Finalist

“A dark romp full of danger and shadows with a razor sharp heroine and vivid magic.”

ZORAIDA CÓRDOVA,
Nationally bestselling author of The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina

“A deliciously clever page-turner.”

PAOLO BACIGALUPI,
New York Times bestselling author of The Water Knife

Book of Night delivers hot sex, a breathless plot, perfect characters, and some of the most gorgeous writing I've read in years, sharp as a razor blade, clear as a one-way glass.”

ELLEN KUSHNER,
award-winning author of Swordspoint

“A delicious, dark, adrenaline rush of a book. I’m already dying to see Charlie Hall’s next con.”

ALIX E. HARROW,
New York Times bestselling author

“A dark and glittering cocktail of a book, heady with glamour and seediness, deep magic and desperate grifters. Black’s spiky, irresistible heroine will lead you like a will o’ the wisp into the dark.”

MELISSA ALBERT,
New York Times bestselling author of The Hazel Wood

“Holly Black is a master of fantasy with the Midas touch—there is no story she cannot turn to gold.”

V. E. SCHWAB,
New York Times bestselling author of The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

“A gripping ride from start to finish. Book of Night invites you to reckon with the shadows of your past.”

OLIVIA BLAKE,
New York Times bestselling author of The Atlas Six

“Black is a master at world-building.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES

#1 Library Reads Pick
Indie Next Pick

BOOK OF NIGHT TOUR

BOOK OF NIGHT TOUR

Tuesday, May 3 at 7 PM ET
Odyssey Bookshop
at First Congregational Church of the Center The Sanctuary

South Hadley, MA

 

Wednesday, May 4 at 7 PM ET
Barnes & Noble
In Person and Virtual Event 
Union Square / New York, NY
In Conversation with Naomi Novik

 

Thursday, May 5 at 7 PM CT
Anderson’s Bookshop at Community Christian Church
Naperville, IL

 

Friday, May 6 at 7 PM ET
Joseph Beth-Booksellers 
Rookwood / Cincinnati, OH
In Conversation with John Scalzi

 

Monday, May 9 at 6:30 PM CT
Parnassus Books
Nashville, TN
In Conversation with Hannah Whitten

 

Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM CT
Blue Willow Bookshop
at The Outreach Center of West Houston

Houston, TX

 

Wednesday, May 11 at 7 PM PT 
Books Inc.
Opera Plaza / San Francisco, CA
In Conversation with Charlie Jane Anders

 

Thursday, May 12 at 7 PM PT
Skylight Books at the Philosophical Research Society
Los Angeles, CA
In Conversation with Leigh Bardugo

 

Friday,  May 13 at 7 PM PT
Powell’s Bookshop
Cedar Hills Crossing / Beaverton, OR
In Conversation with Fonda Lee

EXTRAS

Rapid Fire Q&A

Book Trailer

Inspiration Behind the Book

EXTRAS

Rapid Fire Q&A

Book Trailer

Inspiration Behind the Book

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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HOLLY BLACK is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has sold over 26 million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over 30 languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Book of Night is her adult fiction debut.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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HOLLY BLACK is the #1 New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of speculative and fantasy novels, short stories, and comics. She has sold over 26 million books worldwide, and her work has been translated into over 30 languages and adapted for film. She currently lives in New England with her husband and son in a house with a secret library. Book of Night is her adult fiction debut.

Author photo credit: Holly Black

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