"When you have the Gift, your life is not your own."
I was born to a family that harnessed the winds and could read futures in fire and water. Yet my mother kept her secrets.
Then the werewolf came, sharing his madness.
Now it's my turn to keep secrets....
Descended from powerful magic-users, but ignorant of her heritage, young Alfreda Sorensson learns magic and wisdom from her extended family in an alternate early 1800s Michigan Territory.
"once in a very great while I find something I wish I'd read thirty years before it was ever published. These books do not let you rest."
"I have not been so enthralled with a novel since Wrede's Thirteenth Child. It takes talent to build a world so rich and lush that the reader cannot imagine it ever being differently, but that is exactly what Ms. Kimbriel has done."
April Steenburgh, So Many books, So Little Time
"Katharine Eliska Kimbriel's Allie books do Harry Potter one, or two, maybe even three better. This is superb dark fantasy. These are the kind of good books that help a reader get through a bad night. "
Alexis Glynn Latner, author of Hurricane Moon
". . . the strong characters, the matter-of-fact tone, and the strong sense of place make this something special."
"Beautifully drawn, solid, compelling characters against a background so real and scary I left the lights on all night. It was great!"
P.N. Elrod, author of The Vampire Chronicles
"Kimbriel deftly weaves elements of horror and historical fiction to fabricate a compelling tale of another time and place. Excellent descriptive passages and strong, sympathetic characters pull the reader into the story. The underlying horror in Night Calls builds slowly and inexorably to an exciting climax. Nordic superstitions and spirits combined with unusual ways to combat the supernatural make this a unique read for horror fans."
Rochelle M. Bilz, Voya
"There are very few books I reread on a regular basis. Night Calls is one. When I read Night Calls I thought, first, that Robin McKinley's The Blue Sword had at last found a proper shelf-mate.... "
Laura Anne Gilman, Nebula Award Nominee for Flesh and Fire: the Vineart War
"I am so glad that Katharine Eliska Kimbriel's Night Calls is getting out into the world again. If anything, I believe this story's time has comeit's the dark fantasy with an underlying glint of the numinous that I think so many readers are looking for and not finding."
Sherwood Smith, author of Crown Duel