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Thirst No. 5

Thirst No. 5

The Sacred Veil

(Book #5 of Thirst)
For Ages: 12 and up
  • bestseller
Quench your Thirst with the finale to the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Christopher Pike.

Sita has lived for centuries. She has seen more than most people could ever imagine.

She has loved and she has lost; she has killed many, and she has given life.

Now, at last, Sita’s story culminates in an epic—and satisfying—conclusion to the enormously popular Thirst series.
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  • Simon Pulse | 
  • 512 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442467323 | 
  • March 2013 | 
  • Grades 7 and up
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I’m back in the motel room, staring down at Shanti’s headless body and a mound of shattered glass. The glass is from the window that broke when I threw her head into the parking lot in a fit of rage.

Rage that was very close to pleasure.

“Om, Shanti, Shanti, Shanti,” I say to myself. The repetitive sounds constitute a famous mantra in India. It means “Peace, peace, peace.” It is similar to the Christian prayer “Peace be with you.” How ironic, I think, that the demon I have fought since I first became aware of the Telar and the IIC should have chosen to possess the body of... see more

About the Author

Christopher Pike

Christopher Pike is the author of more than forty teen thrillers, including the Thirst, Remember Me, and Chain Letter series. Pike currently lives in Santa Barbara, where it is rumored he never leaves his house. But he can be found online at




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