Inheritance of Shadows

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Harlequin, Mar 12, 2012 - Fiction
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Aurora Mathis is coming home. Back to Merrywood, an estate she doesn't remember. Back to the house in which her father died by his own hand. Back to where she witnessed his death.

Charles Mathis captivated millions of readers with a series of eerie fantasy novels before taking his own life when Aurora was just a toddler. Aurora tried to hide from his infamy but now she wants to learn about the man she never knew.

She agrees to attend a convention honoring her father's work but on arrival is filled with a gnawing sense of unease and soon begins dreaming of the strange, inhuman beings who populated her father's books. When she starts receiving odd gifts and seeing mysterious robed figures in the halls of Merrywood, Aurora worries she may be losing her mind.

As the days pass and the happenings around her turn from odd to dangerous, Aurora begins to wonder if the magical world her father created may not be completely fictional...

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Contents

Chapter One
1
Chapter Two
19
Chapter Three
39
Chapter Four
60
Chapter Five
85
Chapter Six
103
Chapter Seven
123
Chapter Eight
148
Chapter Twelve
228
Chapter Thirteen
250
Chapter Fourteen
269
Chapter Fifteen
291
Chapter Sixteen
311
Chapter Seventeen
327
Chapter Eighteen
348
About the Author
368

Chapter Nine
168
Chapter Ten
192
Chapter Eleven
211

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About the author (2012)

Janis Susan May Patterson is a 7th-generation Texan and a 3rd-generation writer of mystery, romance, and horror. Once an actress and a singer, Janis has also been editor-in-chief of two multi-magazine publishing groups as well as many other things, including an enthusiastic amateur Egyptologist. Janis’ husband even proposed in a moonlit garden near the Pyramids of Giza. They live in Texas with an assortment of rescued furbabies.

You can find Janis at www.janissusanmay.com.

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