In the thrilling historical fantasy, THE SECOND DEATH OF EDIE AND VIOLET BOND by Amanda Glaze, Edie and Violet Bond are twins, runaways, and powerful mediums, who find their first taste of belonging and freedom when they join an all-female traveling spiritualist show. But when their act goes terribly wrong one night, they learn that the dark spirit responsible for their mother’s death has crossed into the land of the living. What’s worse, someone desperate to cheat death is hunting mediums—and they may be next.
The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond
by Amanda Glaze
Published by Union Square & Co.
Releasing on October 4, 2022
GENRE: YA–Historical Fantasy
Edie and Violet Bond know the truth about death. The seventeen-year-old twins are powerful mediums, just like their mother—Violet can open the veil between life and death, and Edie can cross into the spirit world. But their abilities couldn’t save them when their mother died and their father threatened to commit them to a notorious asylum.
Now runaways, Edie and Violet are part of a traveling Spiritualist show, a tight-knit group of young women who demonstrate their real talents under the guise of communing with spirits. Each night, actresses, poets, musicians, and orators all make contact with spirits who happen to have something to say. . . notions that young ladies could never openly express.
But when Violet’s act goes terribly wrong one night, Edie learns that the dark spirit responsible for their mother’s death has crossed into the land of the living. As they investigate the identity of her mysterious final client, they realize that someone is hunting mediums…and they may be next.Only by trusting in one another can the twins uncover a killer who will stop at nothing to cheat death.
Amanda Glaze grew up in Northern California where she spent most of her time in imaginary worlds. She received a bachelor’s degree in theater from UCLA and an MFA in Creative Writing from Hamline University.She’s lived many lives: as a bookseller, a theater director, and an Emmy award-winning film and tv producer. When she’s not running off to the mountains, she lives in Los Angeles with her partner where she can most often be found cuddled up with a cat dreaming up ways to bring more magic into the world. The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond is her debut novel. You can visit her at amandaglaze.com.