The Seven Whistlers
by Amber Benson & Christopher Golden
Legends say that on stormy nights, or on sunsets, there sometimes
comes a strange whistling noise in the sky, followed by sightings
of enormous black dogs. But these are no ordinary dogs. They
are demonic things, hounds loose from the Wild Hunt, and they
are searching for lost souls. Ill fortune will befall any who
encounter them, one by one. They are rarely sighted more than
one at a time, and if all seven should come together, it will
mean the end of the world.
In the picturesque New England town of Kingsbury, Vermont,
a young woman named Rose Kerrigan mourns the death of her grandfather,
the sweet but strange old man who raised her. She's never been
able to get along with her cold, distant grandmother.
In the wake of Walter Kerrigan's death, the town is beset with
strange occurrences, stormy weather, and eerie whistling in
the night skies. Sightings of a huge, black hound are reported,
followed by incidents of terribly bad luck, accidents, and unpleasant
coincidences. Perhaps this is why Rose's grandmother has been
acting so strange -- in addition to her grief, she's deeply
unsettled by the goings-on in Kingsbury. At least, this is what
Rose and her tight-knit group of friends believe, when they
discuss such things at the coffee house where they hang out
together. Some of these friends -- people Rose has known her
whole life -- have experienced some of the unpleasant, and yet
also wonderfully strange, events happening in town.
Weird, magical stuff.
Soon, Rose will learn the legend of the Seven Whistlers. They've
come to Kingsbury, Vermont, in search of a soul that has been
hidden from them, and they will not leave without it. First
there was one, then two...but now, as Rose becomes more and
more anxious, people see three of them together, and then four.
If they don't find what they're looking for soon, perhaps all
seven will gather in Kingsbury.
And if all seven should come together....