Mississippi mom and loving spouse Barbara Everett believes
she lives the perfect Christian life, but needs a break
from domestic tranquility. However she never expected that
time off would lead her to battle alien invaders using her
Kung Fu skills. Though she works quietly, her efforts are
noticed by a top secret group that handles supernatural
cases for the FBI. This shadowy law enforcement team hires
Barbara to join their spiritual squad.
She soon finds herself working a paranormal case at a
science fiction convention where a necromancer kills geeks,
fans and writers in order to employ the brainless in a
nefarious localized take over the convention scheme.
Finally, Barbara visits nearby Gulfport, Mississippi to
dine on Cajun food. However, instead she teams up with New
Orleans Homicide Detective Sergeant Kelly Lockhart on
stopping a demonic serial rape murderer the Bayou Ripper.
All in the life of a soccer mom turned paranormal crime
Though more like three related novellas, PRINCESS OF WANDS
is a fantastic fantasy starring a wonderful heroine who
just wanted a bit of excitement in her too perfect life and
learned that sometimes you get what you prayed for. The
interrelated tales are amusing, filled with action (some
tongue in cheek), and contain a message that good always
defeats evil. John Ringo is at his best with this strong
Christian based fantasy that delivers its significant point
through the adventures of the PRINCESS OF WANDS.
Reviewed by Harriet Klausner
Posted June 26, 2006
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 25, 2007