Review: Dark Haven by Gail Z Martin

Dark Haven, Book 3 of The Chronicles of the Necromancer is a book for which I have literally been waiting for a year. When I picked up The Summoner, first book in the series, I immediately fell in love with the story of Martris Drake and his struggle against his evil brother Jared.

This review has spoilers for the first book in the series. You have been warned.

One of the things that struck me when I started reading Summoner was that Gail Martin has the rare ability to make you love her characters in a short amount of time. I was immediately drawn to Kate, Tris’ younger sister. She was a vibrant piece of reality that grabbed me right at the beginning of the story. The tragedy of her murder, along with the deaths of the remainder of the royal family, dragged me kicking and screaming into the story. From that point on, I was committed. I just had to know what would happen next.

Which is probably why I devoured Dark Haven in only a couple of days, without taking the time to go back and re-read the previous two books in the series. The problem with that is some of the details of the previous plot points were fuzzy, and that’s always frustrating. I look forward to my next re-read.

Dark Haven itself is a masterful piece of the puzzle. It has as many threads as a spider’s web, and will tangle you up in it just as quickly. My only regret is that now I have at least another year before I can discover what happens next. The majority of the focus of Haven is split between Jonmarc Vahanian in his new role as lord of Dark Haven, home of the vayash moru, and the troubles of Kiara, new Queen of Margolan, as she traverses the deadly politics of her new home at Shekerishet.

We also spend a little time with Tris as he rides to war and besieges the rebellious Lord Curane’s castle; as well as some time with King Donelon of Isenholt and the problems there. To top it all off, the Flow – source of Tris’ and his mages’ power – is starting to come apart at the seams, and a violent backlash would destroy friend and foe alike.

Sadly, Dark Haven forwards the story without resolving much of anything, A couple of pairings are made official, and the game pieces seem to be aligning for a rousing face off, but readers are left wanting more. Which isn’t a bad place at all for an author to be. I can’t wait to re-read this series so I can pick up on the subtle nuances in the text, and I’ll definitely be waiting with baited breath for the next installment. I highly recommend this series.

[xrr rating=3.75/5]

Mini-Review: Get Known Before The Book Deal by Christina Katz

Stepping away from NaNoWriMo for a moment to urge all the writers out there to go pick up this book. Never thought about the business side of writing? Those pesky things like audience, marketing, and the dreaded platform? Pick up this book. Seriously. Here’s the Amazon link.

One question I know I asked when I first picked up the book is: “What does a writer who’s only published two books know about platform and marketing?” The answer to that, my friends, is the evidence of her rather large blog following. Enough said. And my personal response to myself on that question was, “Well how many have you published, ya dope?!”

Once I’d gotten through the first couple of chapters (some of which focuses on strictly non-fiction- which I don’t personally write) it became clear that this book will be exceedingly useful. I’ll admit that I read through it quickly. Mostly because I decided that I want to go back and do all the useful exercises I didn’t have the time for on my first read through. If you’re like me and don’t write non-fiction? Don’t worry. There seems to be plenty of advice in store for us fiction writers too.

I was extraordinarily excited to have the opportunity to review this book. I look forward to using it as a real tool toward growing my own platform. Instead of as a doorstop, which is where most of these kinds of books can end up. Well written, informative, and in plain language without pretension.

Get Known, along with Ariel Gore’s How To Be A Famous Writer Before You’re Dead will be my writerly bedside reading, my authorly bibles. Just as soon as NaNo’s over.

[xrr rating=4/5]

Review: Sharing Knife: Horizon by Lois McMaster Bujold

I had the privilege recently to read the Sharing Knife series by Lois McMaster Bujold, courtesy of Eos. This four volume series tells the story of the young farmgirl Fawn and her relationship with the middle-aged Dag. As a patroller, Dag is responsible for walking the land looking for the life-sucking demons known as blight boggles or malices. As a widower, he’s also walking the land looking for death.

Then he rescues the helpless, pregnant Fawn from the slimy grasp of a moderately powerful malice; but not before the creature manages to literally rip the life from her three month old fetus. Dag nurses Fawn back to health, and in the course of doing so falls once again into love. Their love is, of course, forbidden by both their peoples but neither cares.

You see, in their world, there are patrollers and there are farmers. The latter group basically encompasses all the not-patrollers: farmers, merchants, soldiers, and regular people who don’t have the extrasensory powers of the patrollers. It’s a classic case of love bridging the division of right-side/wrong-side of the tracks. There is prejudice and mistrust on both sides and neither group feels very comfortable with the other.

As one-half of a multi-racial marriage, this particular theme struck a chord with me. When Dag and Fawn marry and neither group is really willing to accept them, where will they live? Will their respective families allow them to remain together or try to force them asunder? Where does a young couple make their home when their roots are at odds? Is their relationship strong enough to face the inevitable prejudice and doubt of their friends and family?

Then throw in the fact that these demon-like malices are emerging more and more frequently to face a dwindling supply of kamikazi patrollers willing to donate their heart’s deaths to their destruction. The big question then is – Can Dag stay married to and protect Fawn without walking away from the responsibilities that he’s shouldered for his entire life? Can he convince both sides that they need each other in the fight for their very existence?

One of the central themes throughout the seres is whether one open-minded couple can change the very structure of their world. Horizon doesn’t necessarily come right out and answer that question. By the last paragraph, Dag and Fawn have made a very good start. Some very small social changes, combined with a very dramatically portrayed final battle with an extremely strong and destructive malice, are an excellent start. But Bujold doesn’t give us the answer to that question. She leaves us with the same things we have in this world: A good idea, a head start, and a whole lot of hope.

I enjoyed this series very much. It was a deep, well-woven tapestry with some of the best world-building I’ve ever seen. Stories are like relationships. Some of them reach out, grab you by the heart and leave you breathless, wanting more. The Sharing Knife is more like that solid, dependable guy you once dated. Remember? He’s the one who always opened doors and remembered your birthday, giving you the same flowers every year. You smile to think about him; you enjoyed his company. But you broke up with him a year ago because that “spark” just wasn’t there. I didn’t fall in love with the world, but it was a very pleasant distraction to retreat into for a time.

The age difference between Fawn and Dag creeped me out a little. I understand that Fawn’s youthful eighteen-year-old exuberance is meant to give the fifty-five-year-old Dag something new to live for. I just have to admit that my skin crawled just a little bit every time I thought of it.

I was impressed by the way Bujold managed to portray a one-handed hero without ever making it seem like he was handicapped. Dag’s maiming fit into the story without it being something he needed to “over come” in order to live normally. It simply was an aspect of him, like having dark hair or being tall. Having only one hand wasn’t any more a detriment to Dag than having brown eyes is to me.

Overall, I think this series sits at a very solid B. It’s not something I’ll race to re-read but it’s nice to know it’s there in case I’d like to revisit it.

[xrr rating=3.25/5]

Review: Dreaming Again Edited By Jack Dann

Dreaming Again is lovingly crafted from submissions edited by Jack Dann. You can tell from his introduction that this truly was a labor of love. Some of the stories are bitter-sweet, most are creepy, all are speculative fiction. I’ll admit to putting the book down half-way through. Not that I didn’t enjoy the stories, but more because my personal preferences run toward full-length novels, preferably series. Short fiction gives me just enough time to become committed and then, like the bad one night stand, leaves me frustrated and wanting more.

The stories include some from John Birmingham, Trudi Canavan, Sara Douglass, Margo Lanagan, Garth Nix, and a previously unpublished work from A. Bertram Chandler. Maybe I’m a naughty fiction reader but the only ones I recognize are Trudi Canavan and Sara Douglass; Ms. Douglass is the only author who’s work I’ve experienced previously.

My favorite of the ones I read was Sean McMullen’s “The Constant Past”. Maybe I just have a thing for librarians, but one who can stop a time-travelling serial killer is one that has my interest. “This Is My Blood” by Ben Francisco and Chris Lynch, about a world-hopping missionary, seriously creeped me out and I’m still wondering whether the main character survived her ordeal.

Angela Slatters “The Jacaranda Wife” is an Australian fairy tale that just happens to have been written recently instead of hundreds of years ago. I didn’t even bother to try to make sense of Lucy Sussex’s “Robots & Zombies, Inc.” because the forward described the story as one side of a conversation- a taped interview missing the questions. After the first couple of lines, I couldn’t make sense of it so I gave up.

Overall, I do intend to eventually finish the short stories contained in Dreaming Again. I think I’ll need to take them in small doses, preferably not just before bed. (I told you they were creepy.) The tales so far have been of high quality, being extremely well written. I think I’ll take a break with something from my usual genre, and then I’ll be ready to tackle the second half.

Here’s a short recap of the ones I did read:

Old Friends (Garth Nix)- Intriguing. Left me feeling like I missed a large chunk of the story, which I think is part of what the author wanted.

A Guided Tour in the Kingdom of the Dead (Richard Harland) – Basically just creepy, and didn’t make a lot of sense to me.

This is My Blood (Ben Francisco and Chris Lynch) – Made my flesh creep, but I liked it. Definitely left me wanting more.

Nightship (Kim Westwood) – Futuristic pirate gender-bender where sex is assigned based on your job/role. Interesting, but the one peek was enough for me, thanks.

The Fooly (Terry Dowling) – Creepy ghost story for creepy little ghosties. An interesting twist.

Neverland Blues (Adam Browne) – Made me sad/pitying. Makes me wonder just how twisted this author’s mind is.

The Jacaranda Wife (Angela Slatter) – The Grimm fairy tale that is only not included because it hadn’t yet been written.

The Constant Past (Sean McMullen) – My favorite of the lot, about a time travelling serial killer and the librarian who thwarts him.

The Forest (Kim Wilkins) – Scary retelling of Hansel and Gretel, with some insightful social commentary.

Robots & Zombies, Inc (Lucy Sussex) – Gave up on this one two lines in. Too confusing to read, but I thought it was an interesting format to try.

The Way to The Exit (Sara Douglass) – A historical paradox. Shows Douglass’ continuing love affair with London.

Grimes and the Gaijin Daimyo (A. Bertram Chandler) – Hadn’t read anything by this author before; I’m thinking I’ll look him up. Sad that he’s gone before I got a chance to “meet” him and his characters.

Lure (Paul Collins) – Scarily realistic tale of an avatar-killing virus and the social repercussions of investing too much time in a virtual world.

Empire (Simon Brown) – I liked the flash-back appeal of this story, even though I’ve never been fond of Martians.

Lakeside (Christopher Green) – Just creepy. Could have done without it.

Troll’s Night Out (Jenny Blackford) – Too short. I liked it. The afterward that told how the idea occurred to the author was almost as entertaining as the story itself.

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Review: Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake

Usually when I receive an Advance Reader Copy of a book, it’s because I’ve signed up to receive one. In the case of Nightwalker by Jocelynn Drake, however, I don’t remember doing that. That actually made me excited, though. Maybe I’m making a mark as a reviewer, finally?

Anyway, Nightwalker had the unfortunate luck to arrive in the mail on the same day as a huge ($150) order from Amazon. (I’d come into a couple of gift cards. I don’t usually have the cash on hand to order that many books from Amazon all at once.) What was that you say? Amazon sells things besides books? Pshaw!

Needless to say, it took me awhile to get on the ball to read this one. What spurred me to make the book a priority was the fact that Kim Harrison recommended it on both her mailing list and website. It was a pretty compelling read. Not ground-breaking spectacular, but good enough to keep me intrigued over the second half and through to the end.

Nightwalker seems, at first glance, to be your usual tale from a bloodsucker’s point of view. There were some interesting twists. Only one other author that I know of has done elves and vamps in the same story before (Kim Harrison herself, but in a completely different way). The first half or so of the book, though, isn’t all that remarkable. Don’t get me wrong. The storytelling is solid.

It was good. Just not remarkable. For the first half.

Once we’re over that mid-book-hump and truly get into the action, the story really started to pique my interest. I’ve seen many a tale of poor tortured vampires before, but not one of a vampire actually having been tortured. Then again maybe I just haven’t been reading the right vampire stories. I’d rather do horror or urban fantasy then paranormal romance any day of the week.

One thing I found particularly interesting was how characters who appeared to be enemies in the first half turned into allies in the second. And vice versa.  I’ll say no more about that so as not to spoil the ending. I will say that I’m pretty interested in what’s going to be happening next.

Overall, I’d have to give this book a pretty solid mid-rating. This author isn’t going to bump down any of my Top 10, but I’ll most likely be looking for the next installment of Mira and Danaus’ adventures. From a first novel point of view, I don’t think that’s a bad place to be at all.

Want to know more? Go to the author’s website.

[xrr rating=3.25/5]

Review: The Twisted Citadel by Sara Douglass

I have to say that this book came at a most convenient time. I had all four of my wisdom teeth removed April 15th. (Yes, American Tax Day. I figured I should get all the pain over with at the same time.) A couple of days later I was in pain, unhappy with my medication and the fact I could barely eat. Or talk. Or sleep. I was impatiently awaiting Jim Butcher’s Small Favor to arrive from Amazon (more on that later). I’d already finished all four of the novels I’d purchased ahead of time, knowing I’d have not much to do but read while I convalesced.

Twisted Citadel is the 2nd book in what, if I remember correctly, will be a trilogy. Middle books are like middle children. They’re usually unobtrusive, yet puzzling, and in the end they tend to leave you surprised and a little bit impatient with their behavior. Who am I kidding? I don’t have children and I was never a middle child. That’s just the way this particular book makes me feel.

I have to admit that I was skeptical as to how believable Ms. Douglass’ could be in melding together what everyone had thought were two different worlds and what was definitely two entirely different plots. The Serpent Bride didn’t entirely convince me that the feat would be possible; yet with Twisted Citadel I’m starting to believe a little bit more. Axis, Stardrifter, and the skraelings seem to be meshing well with Darkglass Mountain and Elcho Falling.

In case you’re confused, this trilogy (termed Darkglass Mountain) is an attempt to merge the world found in The Wayfarer’s Redemption (also called the Axis Trilogy) with those found in Threshold and The Hanging Wall. It can get confusing if you haven’t read all the books involved, which I must admit I have not. While the Axis books were fascinating to me, I haven’t picked up the two stand-alones.

The tragedy of Maximillian and Isabel’s star-crossed love infuriated me in the last book. I thought we had another Faraday on our hands, and I was ready to be furious. However, I enjoyed and heartily approve of the direction this pair took with their relationship at the end of Citadel. I’ll stop there so I don’t ruin the ending for anyone; except to say that such a rebellious and courageous action is proof of an exciting third volume to come.

Overall, I believe Citadel does exactly what it was intended to do. It moves the story forward, provides hours of not-to-be-put-down entertainment and makes the reader impatient for the next installment. At the end of the day, I think that’s what any author could consider a job well done.

[xrr rating=3.75/5]

Review: The Undead Kama Sutra by Mario Acevedo

The Undead Kama Sutra by Mario Acevedo will be on sale March 11th!

Recently I had the opportunity to read a review copy of Mario Acevedo’s new novel: The Undead Kama Sutra. This is the third book in a series about Felix Gomez, ex-soldier and current vampire PI. Following The Nymphos of Rocky Flats and X-Rated Bloodsuckers, Kama Sutra is a somewhat chaotic adventure. In the interest of full disclosure, I want to say that I have not read the first two volumes in this series.

In this installment, Felix Gomez has traveled to the Florida Keys in search of the mysterious manuscript called The Undead Kama Sutra. This volume supposedly instructs the undead in giving their psychic and healing abilities a boost through various sexual positions. Felix thinks fellow vampire (and sexual Olympian) Carmen may have a clue to finding a few pages of the book. Distracted from his quest by the murder of an alien hidden within the body of an old friend, Felix begins to put together the pieces of the mystery: two plane crashes, three missing women, a golf resort, and the sinister retired Army Colonel Goodman.

Given the title, there’s a surprising lack of sex in this book. Felix seems to stumble from one dilemma to another without having a real plan for solving the mystery. He doesn’t appear to know how to be a hero, managing to get one woman killed and another kidnapped without having any idea of how to protect them. One could expect a vampire to be self-centered, but a supposedly higher being such as Felix shouldn’t be so damned ineffective.

There are a lot of details to Mr. Acevedo’s world. There are aliens, vampires, nymphomaniacs, and evil government officials. It’s an intriguing mix of genres. He makes a fine comment on the indifference and near outright malice of the American government toward it’s citizens. That aspect translates well to the real world. However the reader never has the opportunity to root for Felix. There’s too much else going on. He doesn’t seem like a bad guy, but neither does he go out of his way to make us love him either. Perhaps we were intended to fall in love with him in a previous volume.

The scene where Felix wastes his time wondering why one tryst only wanted a one-night stand when he merely wanted her for dinner anyway was a bit annoying. Did you forget, Mr. Gomez, that there are women missing? Or is your fragile vampire ego too important? That scene made for a great deal of frustration. I kept hoping for a spectacular finale in which Felix could heroically save the day with all his vampiric powers blazing. That didn’t happen. I wasn’t satisfied with the ending, but that may just fuel my interest in purchasing the next volume.

I read this novel in less than a day, and may pick up the first two novels in the series to see if they’re more engrossing than this third installment. The lack of sex scenes, despite the title, was rather refreshing. This book is great fluff-reading;there’s not much there to force you to think. Acevedo didn’t make my list of must-have authors with this one, but this series would be great for those sick-in-bed-with-a-cold days.

[xrr rating=1.5/5]

Book Review: Punching In by Alex Frankel

The author of this book has previously written for Wired and The New York Times. When I received this book as an advance copy, I was thrilled at the chance to read it. I spent nearly a decade in the customer service trenches, as a manager of a fast food restaurant. And although Frankel steered clear of such low-wage jobs as those, I was still excited to see a learned interpretation of the life that many Americans lead.

Punching In CoverFor the past six years, I’ve been a member of corporate America and I have been offered a glass of the ‘company Kool-Aid’ many times in my career. I don’t see myself as a gullible person. I am a cynic, and therefore I was intrigued by the thought that someone had actually researched how companies reach out and turn their employees into dedicated converts.

I must admit that the glimpse into the different worlds was interesting, and I could tell from Frankel’s writing that he had overall enjoyed his foray into the behind-the-counter aspect of commerce. However, there was an overlay upon some points in the retelling of the author’s experiences that smelled patronizing to me.

In this book, Frankel has bared the backbone of our country: the customer service employees who are nearly overlooked in their unobtrusiveness every single day of the year. These are the people that get the small but important things done. They deserve more reverence than to be reduced to some high school science experiment. I’m willing to believe I’m being overly sensitive on that point, however, so I’ll let it go.

Overall, the narrative was mildly interesting and the language was elegant. However, I expected more insights into the different companies than were offered in these pages. Each company philosophy was presented only briefly and then the author went on to complain of how long and hard the hours were. All I could think was, well what did he expect? It just felt like there should be more to the story than that.

Final conclusion: An enjoyable read; and I’m suitably thankful that I was chosen to review this book. If you’re in HR or corporate management, I would recommend it.

[xrr rating=1.5/5]

Review: The Serpent Bride by Sara Douglass

Ever since the first Wayfarer Redemption trilogy, when Axis lied to, betrayed and abandoned Faraday, I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the work of Sara Douglass. As in life, Ms. Douglass’ characters are rarely either wholly good or evil. From Axis, Starman and former StarGod, hero of the first three books* who did his own share of nasty things; to Gorgrael, Axis’ twisted half-brother and the original villain of the story, who while evil was clearly shaped by the desperate loneliness of being outcast and disfigured.

*The story is published differently in Ms. Douglass’ home of Australia than it is here in the US. As I am unfamiliar with the Aussie version of things, I refer only to the US versions. The original ‘trilogy’ of The Wayfarer’s Redemption, Enchanter, and Starman; followed by the subsequent ‘trilogy’ of Sinner, Pilgrim, and Crusader. All six books have been dubbed “The Wayfarer’s Redemption” series here in the US.

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Review: Kim Harrison For A Few Demons More

I apologize excessively for the delay in getting this review together. I’ve had a busy week at work; but not only that. I needed more than a few days to process this book, to roll it over in my mind like hard toffee and to, well, grieve.

Warning: This review may contain spoilers for books 1-4, though I will be marking spoilers for book 5. Please note that comments may also include spoilers and I cannot be responsible for the etiquette, or lack thereof, of my readers.

For A Few Demons More (further known here as FFDM) is, by no small measure, Ms. Harrison’s best novel yet. Of course, each subsequent work since Dead Witch Walking has improved. FFDM is the fifth book in the series that, while without an official title, has come to be called “The Hollows Series” or “The Rachel Morgan series”.

A History Of The Hollows

The Hollows-verse, as it has come to be called, resembles our own world very closely except for a few fine points. First, the ‘space race’ never existed. Both scientific research and money were instead devoted to genetic research. By the mid-1960’s, science had created cures for genetic diseases that we still haven’t in our own world. In 1966, a world-wide disaster called the Turn began.

A biological weapon escaped from a laboratory somewhere in the world and latched onto a weak spot in the DNA of a genetically engineered tomato. Before the slip was caught, the tomatoes had been shipped throughout the world and hundreds of thousands of humans perished. Eventually, people came to realize that certain kinds of people were getting nothing more than a mild case of flu, if any symptoms at all. Human curiosity and a charismatic Inderlander* finally outlined the truth.

Most of those ‘fairy tales’ we’d been told as children? They were real. Species that were completely unaffected by the virus: witches, pixies, fairies, and the undead. The weres, living vampires, and leprechauns developed a mild case of the flu. The elves, having interbred with humans a little too closely to bolster their sagging numbers, disappeared. Oops. I guess that plan backfired, huh?

Since a large number of humans perished, it was the Inderlanders (*The term for non-human species.) that held the world together while it was in the midst of it’s death throes. When the dust settled, the numbers were even. Rather than draw battle lines against creatures that could obliterate the rest of the population, humans instead took their retribution out on geneticists and other scientists. It was a Scientific Inquisition.

As such, genetic research is now outlawed and punishable by death. Subsequently, tomatoes are also shunned by humans and tomato-based products can only be obtained commercially through specialty stores. The only product to survive the purge was Cincinnati-style chili. I can understand that. It’s damn good, after all. I’d risk death to eat it, too.

Where Is The Hollows?

The Hollows is a slang term for an area located across the Ohio River from the city of Cincinnati. When the Turn ended, most humans flocked to the inner cities for a sense of safety. Naturally, most Inderlanders then moved to the suburbs and countryside, since real estate there became cheap in a big hurry. The Hollows is Cincinnati’s main Inderlander suburb. It’s also where our heroine, Rachel, resides.

The Main Players

Rachel Morgan:

  • Species: Witch
  • Born: 1981
  • Treated for an unnamed genetic disease as a child at a summer camp for sick children. This fact is kept a secret, as genetic research is illegal; and anyone having been subject to genetic medicine is either killed or shipped off to the arctic.
  • Resigned from the IS in book 1 and was one of the only people to have survived the death threat put out on her life for not buying off her contract.

Ivy Tamwood:

  • Species: Living Vampire and only remaining (living) heir to the Tamwood family.
  • Born: 1979
  • Subjected to a brutalization of her sense of love and self-worth as a teenager by family patriarch, and undead vamp, Piscary; when we first meet Ivy she is in the midst of a 3 year blood abstinence.
  • Quit the IS with Rachel and used most of her early inheritance to pay off her contract.
  • Resides with Rachel in a church in the Hollows, from which they operate their independent runner business: Vampiric Charms.

Jenks:

  • Species: Pixie
  • Born: unknown
  • Third member of Vampiric Charms
  • He, his wife Matalina, and their 30-odd children all live in Rachel’s garden behind the church.
  • Coming to the end of a pixie’s typical 20 year life span.

Kisten Felps:

  • Species: Living Vamp
  • Born: 1980
  • Ivy’s childhood companion (and once-upon a time, her lover as well).
  • Member of Piscary’s camarilla.
  • Manager of Pizza Piscary’s, a popular Inderland restaurant that serves pizza with real tomato-based sauce.

Trent Kalamack:

  • Species: Elf
  • Born: 1979
  • Councilman of Cincinnati & popular philanthropist.
  • Runs several successful legitimate businesses, as well as an illegal Brimstone ring, and an even more illegal network of genetic laboratories.
  • Has a goal of getting Rachel to work for him and has been manipulating her toward that end since the beginning.
  • Scheduled to marry Ellasbeth, another elf, during FFDM— not for love, but for political and genetic reasons.

Ceridwen Dulciate (Ceri):

  • Species: Elf
  • Born: Pre-Turn, over 1,000 year ago. Exact date unknown.
  • Rescued by Rachel from over 1,000 years of being a demon’s familiar.
  • Extremely well-versed in demon magic and able to twist demon curses, although she doesn’t have the correct enzymes to invoke them.
  • Currently living across the street from Rachel, with Mr. Keasley.

Mr. Keasley:

  • Species: witch
  • Born: unknown
  • Rachel’s mysterious neighbor from across the street.
  • Took in Ceri when she was rescued.
  • Suspicous of authority figures, and as such, keeps medical equipment in his home.

About FFDM

(Here be spoilers. Beware.)

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