Six Sentence Sunday part five – The Ravenous Dead
This week, we catch up with Rachel as she attempts to discover the identity of the reaper. Before she can confirm her suspicions, she’s approached by the father of one of the reaper’s victims, Armel Lefurgey. The grieving father has sinister intentions, though. And the ‘solution’ he offers Rachel to help bring down the reaper comes with a terrible cost:
‘ He ignored her for a moment, the smile on his thin lips angled slightly higher. “Ever heard of a twilight compulsion, Ms. Miller?” The necklace swayed ever so slightly as he continued to speak, not bothering to wait for her answer. “It’s an effect on a spirit created by a magically charged item that held extreme importance to said spirit while they were living. Holding the item and calling the deceased’s name causes the spirit to rush to you, and nothing can stop them from reaching you. Not even the emissaries of heaven.” ‘
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This time the dead are hungry…
Rachel Miller doesn’t just see dead people, she rescues them. As a member of The Order of Rescue Mediums, she spends most of her time helping stubborn spirits move on from the world. But after she learns the details of three brutal murders, she knows the culprit can only be a reaper, an undead monster that relentlessly stalks its victims to feed on their souls.
A reaper once consumed the soul of Rachel’s mentor as she watched frozen in fear. Now, Rachel is in the role of teacher to Kit Elkeles, a rodach just learning to control his wraithlike powers. After Kit and Rachel rescue a half-vampire, they work to protect him while searching for a way to stop the reaper. But when Rachel realizes who the monster is really after—and just what kind of dark magic she’ll need to stop it—will she be able to do what is necessary before it devours one of her friends…or even herself?
(F.Y.I. – The Lost Souls series are not written as stand alone books. For maximum enjoyment, I’d highly suggest reading them in order, starting with The Stubborn Dead.)
Posted on July 1, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged Carina Press, Lost Souls Series, natasha grey-angel, Natasha Hoar, natgreyangel, necromancy, Rachel Miller, The Ravenous Dead, The Stubborn Dead, urban fantasy, writer. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.