“Michael Alan Nelson has achieved the unthinkable. He’s transformed his excellent comic series into an even better prose novel. The characters are compelling, their goals are riveting, and you need to make time for this book because once you start, you’re not going to want to put it down.”
—Mark Waid, Eisner Award–winning author of Kingdom Come and Empire
“Michael Alan Nelson hasn’t just written a YA novel for the ages, he’s written one for the ageless. Hexed is sure to entice audiences young and old with an intensely relatable female protagonist whose need for isolation is as powerful as her desire for companionship. Lucifer, like the rest of us, just wants to be loved. One of the many reasons I love her, and why Nelson is a talent to be reckoned with for years to come.”
—Amy Berg, executive producer of Eureka and Caper
Luci Jenifer Inacio das Neves, Lucifer for short, isn't your typical teenaged girl. She's a thief who survives by stealing bad things from bad people in the magical and mystical underworld hidden beneath our own. So when a policeman's daughter, Gina, is kidnapped by a force he can't explain, Lucifer is the only one who has a chance at getting his daughter back.
With the unsolicited help of Gina's friends, including Gina's boyfriend David, Lucifer's investigation leads to the unfortunate truth of the kidnapping. Gina was taken to an otherworldly dimension by a creature of unspeakable evil: one of the Seven Sisters of Witchdown. Against all odds, Lucifer must use every magical tool hidden in her trick bag to steal her way into the Shade and bring Gina back before the Sister sacrifices her for her own dark ends. But the closer Lucifer gets to Gina, the closer she gets to David. And David to her. Lucifer must risk her life by confronting demons, witches, and the cruel demigoddess controlling her destiny - all to save the one girl who stands in the way of Lucifer finally finding love.
From the Trade Paperback edition.