the author of Secrets to Life and Death
a supernatural thriller (mystery?) with history, Magic and Sorcery
384 pages in a 5-3/16 x 8 binding
-Felix (a surrogate father/ Co-Conspirator in Sadie’s eyes)
-John Dee (?)
-Gina Larabie Researcher of Vampirism and Sexual behavior
Venice (past) walnut grove and Bee Cottage New Orleans (Present)
So far Every other chapter is set in the past in Venice, then back in whatever present setting which is always noted in the chapter. I am finding this a hinderance on the flow of the story. Frankly So far I would have preferred if it was written in the present, then have the option to purchase another book with the stuff from venice or at least release the venice parts as a first book. Oh wait… just as I noted this the pattern ends, or does it. Will it go back to the same.
There are parts I question the grammar. AN before an ‘h’? An is supposed to come before a vowel.
I will say there are lots of magic and supernatural elements. I saw a page in back there is a character that actually lived but there are some bits of history that she took liberties with (not that would matter to me as far as the character in question would go)
well we have witches, werewolves and in a sense vampires though called revenants in this.
I still think the book should have been arranged as the past parts first, then go into the the present part of the story as for me it took away the momentum, if not for this would would have been a smoother read. There is flow to the writing and an ok story, not great and definitely not original. I’m sure I’ve read at least 20 books with the same plot (or a likeness of it)
imbibe- to drink
Colloidal Silver Solution more effective than ink at creating
16th Century Magic Circles that help ‘borrowed timers’ survive. These suspend them on the edge of death relying on 66 sigils sigils inscribed inside protective circles
Sendivogious – a Polish alchemist philosopher and medical doctor