Notwithstanding he fact that Halloween seems to be a dying event in North America (many schools don’t do the Halloween thing – they have “Orange and Black Day” now) there’s still something special about October 31st. It might be due to the fact that nights are much longer by then, there’s a hint of frost hanging in the air (unless you live where I do when Halloween often involves shoveling snow) and the very real prospect of … something cool happening.
I’ve decided that my entire existence is somewhere between a freak show and a 3D movie with explosions, the living dead and the very real prospect of my getting killed. Still, I’ve got a boyfriend who thinks the sun rises and sets on me so that has to account for something. My life is pretty good right now but that can change in a heartbeat. After what happened to Mom, every day is an “anything can happen” day…”
Whoever said being a teenage witch would be easy? For fifteen-year-old Julie Richardson and the city’s resident protector from supernatural evil, the Left Hand Path doesn’t give a damn if you’ve found true love for the first time in your life. There’s someone lurking the halls of Crescent Ridge High School with enough malice to unleash an epidemic of Soul Worms – supernatural larvae that feed on the very fabric of a victim’s humanity. After witnessing the death of one of the most popular kids at school, Julie and über genius boyfriend Marcus find themselves in a race against time to find out who is behind the attacks. All the evidence points to a horrifying plot at the City Weir during the Winter Solstice; the place where icy waters of the Bow River and a thunderous spillway will mean the deaths of more than a hundred of Julie’s classmates.
If she has any hope of saving their lives, she’ll need a little help from a coven of white witches and an Aboriginal mage whose snarky attitude is matched only by her magical prowess.