A New York Times Book Review Summer Reading Selection
On the eve of World War I, twenty-one-year-old Georgie Hyde-Lees is introduced to the acclaimed poet W. B. Yeats in London. Although Yeats is famously eccentric and many years her senior, Georgie is drawn to him, and when he extends a cryptic invitation to a secret society, her life is forever changed. Zeppelins stalk overhead and bombs bloom against the skyline, but at night with Yeats, she escapes into an even darker world, becoming immersed in The Order, a clandestine society where ritual, magic, and the conjuring of spirits is practiced. As forces pull Yeats and Georgie closer together and then apart again, Georgie uncovers a secret that threatens to undo it all.