THE NEWEST OF FIVE NOVELS!
By Jessica Coulter Smith
Prologue , 2008 Lissa knelt at the base of the old Yew tree. It was almost midnight – the witching hour. Thunder rumbled in the distance. Hopefully the rain would hold off. It had taken some unusual abilities to locate Jesse’s grave, not to mention locating the spell itself. Thanks to Gemma’s unique abilities, she already had the supplies and ingredients she needed. Making a circle with black candles, Lissa began laying everything out. She had a charm, which contained shavings from an Alder tree and the petals of an Iris, along with various herbs. Lissa pulled out her small cauldron and placed it in the center of the circle. Glancing at her watch, she saw that midnight was only a minute away. Reaching into the pocket of her jeans, she removed a small box of wooden matches. Lighting the candles, Lissa cast her circle. Facing the grave at the base of the tree, she began her incantation.
Goddess Hela, I beseech thee. Release this soul From Heheimr.
Dropping the charm bag into the cauldron, she lit the bag on fire. It burned quickly, leaving behind the ashes Lissa needed to complete the ritual. Dipping her fingers into the cauldron, she spread the ashes on her forehead and cheeks. Spreading the remaining ashes across the grave, she continued;
In life he knew not love,In death he roams the earth.I beseech thee,Release him into my care.
Lissa continued to chant her spell until she was exhausted. An hour after she had begun, she collapsed at the foot of the grave. Had she still been conscious, she would have felt the ground begin to shift..........
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