It should have been a relaxing visit with an old friend, a chance to check out the strange occult vibrations around Tulsa's Henks High.
Di hadn't expected to find a malevolent combination of Sex and Blood Magic roiling beneath apparently normal teenage jealousies and infatuations.
The focus seemes to be Deke Kestrel, the son of Di's old ghost-hunting buddy. There's nothing unusual about Deke - except that his long-dormant occult power is finally stirring... and Something wants that power... Wants it desperately enough to kill.
Diana Tregarde, Guardian and practicing witch, sworn to defend the innocent, cannot let that happen.
Mercedes Ritchie Lackey (born 1950) is an American writer of fantasy novels. Many of her novels and trilogies are interlinked and set in the world of Velgarth, mostly in and around the country of Valdemar. Her Valdemar novels form a complex tapestry of interaction between human and non-human protagonists with many different cultures and social mores.
Her other main world is one much like our own, but it includes clandestine populations of elves, mages, vampires, and other mythical beings. The Bedlam's Bard books describe a young man with the power to work magic through music; the SERRAted Edge books are about racecar driving elves; and the Diana Tregarde thrillers center on a Wiccan who combats evil.
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