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The Water Witch (Fairwick Chronicles, Book 2) by Juliet Dark

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By Juliet Dark

After casting out a gloomy spirit, Callie McFay, a professor of gothic literature, has ultimately restored a semblance of calm to her rambling Victorian condominium. yet within the close by thicket of the Honeysuckle wooded area, and within the currents of the dashing Undine River, extra difficulty is stirring. . . .

The enchanted city of Fairwick’s mind-blowing mixture of legendary creatures has come below siege from the Grove: a sinister staff of witches decided to banish the fey again to their ancestral land. With factions turning on each other, all are cruelly pressured to take aspects. Callie’s grandmother, a well known Grove member, calls for her granddaughter’s compliance, yet half-witch/half-fey Callie can infrequently betray her neighbors and co-workers on the collage.

To stave off catastrophe, Callie enlists Duncan Laird, an attractive seductive educational who cultivates her monstrous magical strength, yet to what finish? Deeply conflicted, Callie struggles to save lots of her cherished Fairwick, dangerously pushing her outstanding powers to the limit—risking all, even the desires of her personal passionate center.

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Nat pwes (various through the year) At gatherings such as the Brother Lords Festival in Taungbyon, music, dance, inebriation, and gambling are part of the day’s events as the 37 nat spirits are invoked, worshipped, and petitioned (see pp136–7). Taunggyi Balloon Festival (November) Balloons of all shapes and sizes are exhibited and flown during the day, while ear-splitting explosions rent the night sky over Taunggyi when elaborately decorated giant paper balloons packed with fireworks are let loose over the heads of cheering crowds (see p172).

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