Before the Claiming
Before the Claiming version 1
Author(s) Kami Garcia,
Margaret Stohl
Publication date October 13th, 2015
Published by Little, Brown
ISBN 9780316303293
Preceded by
The Seer's Spread
Followed by
A Gatlin Wedding

Before the Claiming is the third novella published in e-book format of the Beautiful Creatures: The Untold Stories.

Book description

You can't hide from fate...

While looking through her grandmother Emmaline's keepsakes, Lena Duchannes comes across a little blue book with a big history--a book that changed Macon Ravenwood's life and saved Lena's.

When Lena was a baby, Seer and gifted card reader Amma Treaudeau saw a terrifying future in the cards that sent her to Emmaline's door. When a powerful Dark Caster sets fire to Lena's house with baby Lena and her father trapped inside, Amma, Emmaline, and Macon vow to protect the child. Lena's grandmother and her Uncle Macon whisk Lena away, protecting her and moving her to a new place at the first sign of trouble. But a Caster can only hide for so long, and Macon must rely on the teachings in an ancient book to control his Dark nature. Ultimately, it will be his job to protect Lena--and keep her from surrendering to a Dark fate.



Interactions with fans

Before the Claiming official voting process by NOVL

Before the Claiming official voting process by NOVL.

On August 31, 2015, the official site dedicating to Young Adult books of Little, Brown, NOVL, posted two different covers for fans to vote; the winner of the two was announced on September 7, 2015.

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