Medusa's Web

Medusa's Web

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"From the award-winning author of Hide Me Among the Graves, Last Call, Declare, and Three Days to Never, a phantasmagoric, thrilling, mind-bending tale of speculative fiction in which one man must uncover occult secrets of 1920s Hollywood to save his family. In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline's return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby South-of-Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this haunted "House of Usher in the Hollywood Hills" that is a conduit for the supernatural. Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic eight-limbed abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time--to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. Though their cousins know little about these ancient "spiders" which provoke unpredictable temporal dislocations, Ariel and Claimayne have been using for years--an addiction that has brought Claimayne to the brink of selfish destruction. As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat's spell, Scott discovers that to protect her, he must use the perilous spiders himself. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family's past and finally free them. or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2015
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780062262462
0062262467
9780062262455
0062262459
Branch Call Number: FICTION Pow
Characteristics: 358 pages ; 24 cm

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ChristchurchLib Feb 16, 2016

Following the death of their eccentric Aunt Amity, siblings Scott and Madeline are summoned to Caveat, her creepy, decaying mansion in the Hollywood Hills. Returning to the place where they grew up, they're also reunited with their reclusive cousins, Ariel and Claimayne, who regularly indulge in an unusual habit: using family heirlooms known as "spiders" -- abstract eight-limbed figures printed on paper -- to induce surreal supernatural visions of the past and future. Unfortunately, these visions are as dangerous as they are addictive and soon Scott and Madeline find themselves drawn into the spiders' deadly web.

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