Angel of Water & Shadow (Book of the Watchers #1) (Paperback)

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One second, the sounds around River are white noise, the next it's like the world is speaking to her directly. It started when she was eight-right after her mom was swept away by a rip current, never to be seen or heard from again. She assumes that the Voices, as she calls them, are a figment of her grief. But they're real, and despite the fact that she doesn't even have her license or diploma, they're certain she's the one who will deliver Earth from darkness.

When River's connection to the Voices abruptly shuts off at her school's graduation party, it's a step towards the normalcy she's craved. But when a demon chases her off campus, a werewolf tries to eat her at a bonfire, and Source magic manifests at her fingertips, the Voices aren't there to explain. Instead, a mysterious hunter named Ryder is-he has clues about her identity they unravel together, although she feels like he's unraveling her in the process.

Caught in the middle of a centuries-old battle between two warring supernatural realms, to save humanity, River must find the Voices and unlock a part of her past she's buried since that fateful day with her mom.

If her own self-loathing, and the ultimate betrayal, don't stop her from wielding the power of love and acceptance.

About the Author

Tory Guyon grew up dreaming about dragons, pretending to craft potions, and eagerly awaiting to be summoned by the realm of the fae. She lives with her family in Santa Cruz, CA and continues to actively seek out the magic of this world. Whether that's working with orangutans in the jungles of Borneo, summiting Mount Kilimanjaro's grueling 19,341 ft. peak, or looking for fairies in the redwoods with her daughter. Connect with her on Instagram and Booktok at @wri_tor and at

Praise For…

"This a true Young Adult novel about finding yourself and figuring out who you are and who you want to be; all the while fighting demons, of course."
—Ember, Goodreads

"[The MC's] friendships, her fears, her reactions to romance - all come through like the best YA books you’ve read, but set in a Santa Cruz backdrop readers can imagine and put themselves in."
—Maddy, Goodreads

"If you love the beach, surf culture, and the supernatural, this book is for you."
—Nouha Jullienne, Goodreads

Product Details
ISBN: 9798987239100
Publisher: Salt and Stars Press
Publication Date: May 16th, 2023
Pages: 424
Language: English
Series: Book of the Watchers