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"Great novella. Hope there is a sequel"

In 1778 Northkill, New York, Warlock Alex Caldwell plans to kill his half-brother the High Witch Hugh McNamara. The dark Alex has always detested his magical opposite the light Hugh, but mostly does not want a rival for the ownership of the sacred Irish Ogham powers obtained only from a blessing from a daughter of Danu. Hugh dies believing his cherished fairy witch, a Danu daughter, Julia betrayed their love when Alex gained ownership of the ancient powers.

For the first time in over two centuries Julia Moss returns to McNamara's Tavern in Northkill. Her return awakens a slumbering but not dead Hugh, who seeks vengeance against the unfaithful Julia. Since the debacle that cost the life of her beloved, Julia avoids magic, but now senses Hugh's ghost. She obtains help from Alex's son Samuel, who is more the embodiment of Hugh in temperament. She prays that together they can bring her loved one fully back to her. However, Julia's presence has also woke up Alex, leading to a rematch between good vs. evil.

MCNAMARA'S GHOST is a refreshing enjoyable paranormal romance that focuses on the eternal battle of good vs. evil with love buttressing the side of the light. The story line is action packed from its eighteenth century opening scene until the final modern day confrontation. Though Alex and Hugh are written perhaps too extreme in nature especially in light of the villain having no redeeming qualities, the characters are fun to observe as the duel of magic shapes into its latest battle so that readers receive immense pleasure from this tale.

Harriet Klausner

Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 9, 2003

SUMMARY

Locked in a deadly battle with his evil warlock brother, immortal witch Hugh McNamara sacrifices his own life for the sake of protecting the ancient Irish Ogham Stones—the sacred script of Ireland's legendary hero. Defeated, Hugh is stripped of his immortality and ends up trapped in time as nothing more than a mere ghost. But when his once- beloved Julia returns to the place of his death, Hugh is stirred from a centuries-old sleep and vows to take back that which was once his—life, liberty, and love...

When parapsychologist Juliann Moss purchases an 18th century tavern in upstate New York, she expects to meet with the occasional bump-in-the-night. After all, she is also an immortal Irish Fairy Witch. But after vowing to give up magic centuries ago, being drawn back into the world of ghosts, warlocks, and ancient witchcraft is a bit more than she bargains for...

 

McNamara's Ghost
by Angelique Armae

Amber Quill Press
October 1, 2002
ISBN #1592790682
EAN #9781592790685
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