|About the Book|
No one knows who they are.They call themselves the Families, and they are the hidden masters of all humanity—the world is their hunting ground and to know of their existence is a death sentence. Only one group knows of them, knows the dark truth ofMoreNo one knows who they are.They call themselves the Families, and they are the hidden masters of all humanity—the world is their hunting ground and to know of their existence is a death sentence. Only one group knows of them, knows the dark truth of the world below the surface, behind the mask of ordinary existence: the organization.“Mankind is completely ignorant of what came before,” Pierre-Louis Favreau said softly, “and now, because you know it, your lives are in danger…because though the Queen is long dead, the race of evil sorcerers she bred is not.”They have no other name, and through uncounted ages have served only one purpose: to keep Mankind in ignorance, safe from slaughter by the true masters of the world. Anything that threatens that ignorance, anything that draws the attention of the Families, must be destroyed…anything, and anyone.They are the hidden ones.Gathered by the sole practitioner of free magick left alive by the ruthless Families, the Folk exist to guard the most fabulous treasure of all time: magick, and the knowledge to use it. Around the country and across the world they live in their hidden cities, slowly building a silent network of free people dedicated to the one thing that will cause the destruction of all mankind if the Families discover it: the return of free magick to all humanity.These are the stories both ancient and modern of the Families, the Folk, and the mysterious organization, following them as they fence silently in the shadows of ages, struggling to protect humanity, to free it…or to destroy it utterly.