A young curandera, a medicine woman, intent on uncovering the secrets of her past is forced into a life-and-death battle against an evil Archbishop. Set in the mystic
, The Unholy is a
novel of destiny as healer and slayer. Native lore of dreams and visions, shape
changing, and natural magic work to spin a neo-gothic web in which sadness and
mystery lure the unsuspecting into a twilight realm of discovery and decision. land of Aztlan
“Help me? Help yourself! Face what is yours to face,”
yanked the door open then forced it to slam behind her. Elizabeth
Claire stood still for a moment, feeling as if a tornado had swept through the room.
’s demand had
left her shaken. She drew a deep breath, then went to her desk and picked up
her tea, noticing her trembling hands. Elizabeth
Turning toward the window, Claire saw a muscular orderly accompanying
to the locked
ward at the far end of the hospital compound. A flock of crows circled high
overhead, seeming to follow the two receding figures. As they arrived at the
outer doors of the locked unit, the orderly reached for his keys. The crows
circled while the two crossed the threshold of the unit, Elizabeth suddenly
pausing, turning, and looking outside, her gaze riveted on the flock of birds. Elizabeth
All but two flew off, disappearing into the piñon-covered hills. The two that remained came to rest on the red brick wall adjacent to the locked unit, their black eyes boring into
. She looked
panicked then enraged and, shaking a finger at the creatures, yelled something.
Her frantic gestures told Claire that she was screeching curses to ward off
Claire took a step back from the window, from the impact of
’s rage. Elizabeth
The orderly grabbed
roughly by the
arm and pulled her inside. Elizabeth
The crows waited, watched, then flew away.
About The Author
|Paul DeBlassie III, Author|
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