Title: Severed Ties
Author: Angie Skelhorn
Publisher: Damnation Books
Release Date: Dec 1 2012
Edition/Formats Available In: E~Book & Print
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By the use of divination and magic, some ties can never be severed.
In the beginning, by the light of the Full Moon, Frankie connects with Candice's energy through dream time and witnesses her involvement in a terrifying act of violence. After receiving information from Sandra that their childhood friend is missing, they pack their bags and head to the inner city to find her.
Frankie, afraid for her own safety, has a chance encounter with a local named Calvin who is plugged into what's happening. Using his workable ideas—as well as Frankie and Sandra consulting tarot, ordinary playing cards, astrology, and spell-casting—they set forth to free Candice from the dangerous situation she is in.
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When Frankie has a dream message from Candice and then finds out from their friend Sandra that Candice is missing they work together to use tarot and other forms of divination to locate where she could be then set out to find and rescue her.
I found Severed Ties to be a story that shows the depths of true friendship. When Sandra and Frankie head out and use the money they have saved and quit their jobs to rescue Candice from a life as a prostitute and a drug addict. They must head into the city into the inner city where it is less than safe for them to be.
Some of the book was hard for me to follow having no knowledge of tarot reading or how one can divine things from a deck of playing cards. This is a YA book so there is no sex to speak of. Being a fairly short book it was a quick read and would be good for pool side this Summer.
She paused, as if slightly stunned. She had no reason to believe Candice’s situation would change. “You delude yourself with unrealistic demands. Freeing our friend has turned out to be far more difficult than expected. First and foremost, I can’t get close to her. She is oblivious to me. I tried to capture her attention but my task could not be accomplished. The transfer of thoughts between minds failed.”
Frankie fought to keep her voice calm. “I felt the energy build up within myself. I composed a short and direct thought. I sent out a strong flow of thought energy from my third eye. The surge quickly evaporated. I couldn’t control the message, the energy scattered.”
Sandra sank back into the couch cushion and exhaled. “Well, you might have been more successful had you been closer. If the place was really busy their thought energy would cancel out yours. Plus, I’m sure she couldn’t receive your thought message, the cord has been severed. She’d not tuned in. Her deep drug addiction fuels her. We need to cast a spell so she will come to you.”
My name is Angie Skelhorn and I live in Canada. My interest include tarot, and other forms of divination, astrology, spirituality, mythology and harness racing. I gear my writing toward Witchcraft and Spiritualism. I've been published in Circle Sanctuary Magazine and online at Witchvox, WitchesandPagans.com and GlobalGoddess.org.
I authored No Reins and Till Death and Beyond - Publisher, Club Lighthouse Publishing. My newest release is Severed Ties - Publisher, Damnation Books- book launch December 1, 2012.
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