Hallowfest, an outdoor pagan festival held in upstate New York, attracts all kinds of people. When a local resident is mysteriously murdered, Bast finds that her suspects include several modern-day witches, a ceremonial magician, a survivalist, a dominatrix, an ex-boyfriend, and even a few would-be Klingons. Can she discover which witch dunit- ...
Hallowfest, an outdoor pagan festival held in upstate New York, attracts all kinds of people. When a local resident is mysteriously murdered, Bast finds that her suspects include several modern-day witches, a ceremonial magician, a survivalist, a dominatrix, an ex-boyfriend, and even a few would-be Klingons. Can she discover which witch dunit--before the entire festival falls under a cloud of suspicion?
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Publishers Weekly, 1997-08-25 The half-human, half-sidhe sorcerer Truth Jourdemayne returns in this latest (after Witchlight, 1996) contemporary fantasy from Bradley (Lady of Avalon; Forecasts, May 19). While looking, along with her fianc?, psychic researcher Dylan Palmer (a professor "in the Indiana Jones mold"), into reports of paranormal activities in the remote West Virginia town of Morton's Fork, Truth encounters another link to her wizardly ancestors. Decades ago, her great-uncle, the power-mad occultist Quentin Blackburn, betrayed his witchly lover, Athanais Dellon, by taking over her family's lands to gain control of the Wellspring, a mystical Gate to alien and magical lands. Blackburn and Dellon died in a duel fought over control of the gate, but their spirits are still competing for possession of the place, using two human descendantsægifted actress and troubled psychic Melusine "Sinah" Dellon and drunken, no-account rich man's son Wycherly Musgraveæas their pawns. Only Truth's knowledge can save Sinah and Wycherly and close the Gate before it's too late. Fans of supernatural suspense will enjoy this high-spirited, smoothly told novel from a fantasy master. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1996-09-09 Those wacky Wiccans return in the third Bast mystery (after Speak Daggers to Her and Book of Moons). Bast (aka Karen Hightower) has to sift through a cast of suspectsæmostly witches and assorted neopagansæwhen murder mars the annual HallowFest, a pagan weekend held at Paradise Lake in upstate New York. Accompanying her is ceremonial magician Julian Fletcher, Bast's "lust-object" and co-worker at The Serpent's Truth, an occult bookstore in New York City. They plan to attend some workshops and sell store merchandise, but all that changes when Bast discovers the body of Reverend Jackson Harm, a universally unpopular anti-pagan fanatic, near the campsite. Harm's murder appears to be part of an ancient ritual. But is one of the pagan attendees responsible or is someone being framed? Edghill relays necessary background on the Wiccans and keeps a smooth pace. But the real entertainment here comes from the characters, including Klingons in full regalia, the knife-selling Ironshadow and local police Lieutenant Wayne, who salutes his famous namesake (think Bruce) by sporting a bat pin. While the murderer is a disappointingly easy pick, Bast's personal dilemmas, from love life to coven choice, give texture to the tale, which rides along on the eccentricities and quirks of the characters and setting. (Oct.)
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