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You Better Stop The Thing You’re Doin’

Spells of Blood and Kin

By Claire Humphrey  

4 Jul, 2017

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2016’s standalone urban fantasy Spells of Blood and Kin is Claire Humphrey’s debut novel. 

Lissa Nevsky’s grandmother dies and leaves her three legacies: intense grief, a large and mostly empty house, and a clientele that expects her to assume her grandmother’s role as koldun’ia (witch). Lissa is one of the few (perhaps the only) Russian-style witches in all Toronto. 

One of grandmother’s spells stopped working when she died. This has some severe consequences for the beneficiary, Maksim Volkov. And incidentally for a student named Nick. 

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