MERCY, A GARGOYLE STORY
GENRE: DARK, URBAN FANTASY
CATEGORY: YOUNG ADULT (14 and up)
SERIES: The Tabula Rasa Series (Book One)
“My will to survive is the first thing to drown.
I know, because I hold it under myself.”
After facing severe tragedy in life, Madeline assumes her death will be easy.
But upon dying, the angels do not come to take her to Heaven.
Instead, what retrieves her is something she never expected: a gargoyle.
Delivered to Truce, the King of the Gargoyles, Madeline now has choices she never wanted. She has the ability to take over the entire Gargoyle Kingdom, if she is willing to kill the king. However, looking to prevent takeover, Truce transforms Madeline, thereby granting her the ability to achieve the thing she wants most—death—if she can just find the human recipient for the Gargoyle Gift that she now has to give. It should be easy.
But lives, whether they are lived or not, are seldom simple, and Madeline’s past still stands in her way. Now, only a voyeur in the life of The Boy with the Golden Rod Voice, Madeline’s must reconcile her own life and death, if she ever hopes to have free reign of her soul.
After Madeline attempts suicide, and succeeds, she is not taken up to Heaven as expected. Instead, she is retrieved by a gargoyle and given a second chance to understand the life she left behind.
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