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  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409049739
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

The Taker

(Book 1 of The Immortal Trilogy)

An unforgettable debut for those that loved TWILIGHT and Anne Rice


Have you ever loved someone so much that you'd do anything for them?

When Dr Luke Findley turns up to his hospital shift in the small town of St Andrews, Maine, he's expecting just another evening of minor injuries and domestic disputes. But instead, Lanore McIlvrae walks into his life - and changes it forever. For Lanny is a woman with a past...

Lanny McIlvrae is unlike anyone Luke has ever met. Hers is a story of love and betrayal that defies time and transcends mortality - but this tale cannot end until Lanny's demons are finally put to rest. Her two hundred years on this earth have seen her seduced by both decadence and brutality - yet through it all she has only ever had one true love in her life. Until now.

An unforgettable novel about the power of unrequited love to elevate and sustain, but also to blind and ultimately destroy, The Taker is an immortal love story on an epic scale...

  • Published: 2 May 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409049739
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

About the author

Alma Katsu

A graduate of the Masters writing program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Alma Katsu worked briefly in advertising and PR before moving into the intelligence world, working as a senior analyst for several US agencies, including the CIA and the American equivalent of GCHQ. She was also a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. Alma Katsu lives in the Washington, DC area. To find out more, visit her website almakatsubooks.com

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Praise for The Taker

[An] imaginative and wholly original debut... Readers won't be able to tear their eyes away from Katsu's mesmerizing tale


I couldn't put it down. a fantastic debut novel for Alma Katsu and I am looking forward to her sequel The Reckoning


The Taker is a frighteningly compelling story about those most human monsters--desire and obsession. It will curl your hair and keep you up late at night

Keith Donohue, author of Stolen Child

Alma Katsu takes the reader by surprise in the first chapter of her mesmerizing debut and never stops delivering. What a wonderful book! A dark, gothic, epic worth savoring. A sweeping story that transcends time as it moves effortless from the tempestuous past to the frightening present. Enchanting and enthralling! No question - I was taken!

International Bestseller, M.J. Rose

Alma Katsu's searing tale of otherworldly lovers and eternal obsession will seduce you from page one. With its elegant prose and riveting plot, The Taker is as irresistible as the hauntingly beautiful, pleasure-seeking immortals who scorch its pages. A wicked, sensuous, shattering love story that I can't recommend enough. You have to experience it for yourself!

Kresley Cole, New York Times bestselling author

An historical novel with a difference, this is a strange but compelling read


Dark and super sexy


Katsu's mesmerizing, original debut arcs between a Puritan community and a present-day young woman found in the Maine woods who claims that she has killed a man and that she's immortal.


Spookily captivating

Marie Claire

This is a great book. And by great, I mean, devastatingly so, like reading The Scarlett Letter, while riding a roller coaster, on acid. Seductive, daring, soaring, and ultimately gut-wrenching, The Taker is a lush, historical rendering of transcendent love, paranormal beings, and the depths of pain that can be felt by immortal hearts

Jamie Ford, author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet

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