In the book, "Nocturne," The young wizard, Flannery Lane, was left at the doorstep of Monsieur Anatole's Books, Wonders, and Charms when she was just a baby.
In the book, "Nocturne," The young wizard, Flannery Lane, was left at the doorstep of Monsieur Anatole's Books, Wonders, and Charms when she was just a baby. Monsieur Anatole becomes Flannery's 'uncle' and raises her as his own. When trouble begins stirring on the quiet Wicker Street, the butcher comes seeking advice from the powerful wizard, Anatole. An intruder has been breaking into the butcher's shop, and cleaning the shop. Dismissing the butcher's problems as 'brownies' (little elves), Anatole's amulets do little to stop the intruder. Who, or more correctly, what is the intruder and what does it want?
I really liked this book because it has an ending that leaves you wondering, and has adventure, romance, and the supernatural rolled into one. Nocturne is the companion novel to A Practical Guide to Vampires, published by the same company. Also, I enjoyed how Flannery is constantly telling herself not to be one of the other 'empty headed' girls who live on Wicker Street. I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the supernatural, or likes fantasy. This book is best for children ages 9 and up.
The publisher's parent company, Dungeons and Dragons, has published many other books, including A Practical Guide to Dragons, and Young Wizards Handbook.
Author: L.D. Harkrader
Cover Art: Juliana Kolesova
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast LLC