"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
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.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted January 9, 2003