Book Review :: Seditious

Seditious By Emily Guido

The Blood-Hunters and Light-Bearers have returned to Castle Charmeine. Beaming with love and happiness Charmeine anxiously awaits the birth of her child, and dreams of the other couples in the castle having babies too.

All the castle’s residents know another war waits for them, but they couldn’t have guessed what was in store for them.

Darkness waits in the shadows, by the name of Bathsheba. A flutter of her eyelashes is able to make Tabbruis and Dmitri lose their minds. Tabbruis defends Bathsheba and tries to attack Charmeine, and their unborn child.

Overwhelmed by jealousy and feelings betrayal Charmeine flees the castle. Alone and without money, she does her best to protect and provide for her baby and prepare for upcoming wars against the Light-Bearers.

MeanwhileTabbruis is at Castle Charmeine cooing over Bathsheba and fighting with Dmitri over who will have her heart. Dmitri’s daughter tells them both Bathsheba belongs to Lucifer, and she threatened Charmeine’s baby. Finally, Tabbruis realizes that he’s betrayed Charmiene.

Seditious is face-paced and full of heartbreak. Charmeine is always under attack, either physically or emotionally. Her enemies are those who she loves the most and those she hates the most.

Will Charmeine find happiness by the end of Seditious? Read to find out.

Sriz

This vampire has no history of creation and no proof of consuming any part of its victim.

Ok now that I’ve got you intersted…

The Sriz comes from the Silestia region of Poland.
It climbs to the highest point in the community and screams a name.

banshee
That night the person it called out to will die.

Its unknown if it gains anything from the person’s death

A banshee maybe? Tell me what you think.

Lupicinus

The Ancient Greeks and Romans believed in a Wolf Enchanter of Wolf Charmer.

They called him Lupicinus.

Lupicinus may have in prehistoric times been an individual tribes men who had a skill for communicating with wolves. As wandering pre historic man began to settle into villages the need of a person skilled at singing with wolves (wolf charmer) was still necessary.

He would convince the wolves to stay away from the domesticated animals. Lupicinus could howl with the wolves and lead the away from the livestock pens. Because he wore a wolf’s pelt belt it was thought that the Lupicinus was able to transform himself into a wolf whenever he desired. A werewolf.

** This month’s Full Moon is called Harvest Moon. **

Ala

This Turkish vampire can look like a regular human or a giant eagle.
ala harpy eagle
In human form it can drink boiled milk, wine, vodka, and blood.

In its eagle form a thunderstorm follows lt, lightening and hail included. During this strom the Ala swoops down into a vineyard and eats all the grapes off the vine.
Alas cause crops to be ruined

It can be killed by being shoot repeatedly with bullets made of equal parts gold, lead, silver and steel.

The Greeks and Serbians believed the Ala would eat the sun and the moon.
harpy eagle

Images are from Bing search of Harpy Eagale

Horseshoe

The Horseshoe has long been considered lucky. It’s possible that the crescent shape (like the moon’s) being made of iron (considered magical) and being used by the horse (often linked with being used by the horse. (Often linked with Gods and Goddesses) had a large factor.

It’s best if you find the horseshoe. There are rules of how and where to hang it depending on if you wish to bring luck or protection.

There’s an old Gypsy folktale of a young Rom (male Gypsy) who was out late. He was on his way home when he noticed 4 demons (they were named: Bad Luck, Ill Health, Unhappiness, and Death) were chasing him. One of the demons -Bad Luck- was getting closer when the Rom’s horse threw a shoe and hit the demon in the forehead.

The Rom stopped to pick-up the shoe while the other demons took their dead brother away to bury him.

The Rom told the others what happened and nailed the horseshoe to his Vardo (gypsy wagon). The three demons returned the next day. When they saw the horseshoe they turned and never returned.

horseshoe-on-door

The Gypsies to this day believe a horseshoe will keep bad luck away.

***It’s now politically correct to use the term Romani or Roma instead of Gypsy. I’ve always loved the lifestyle and I use Romani, Roma or Gypsy interchangibly.***

***!!! I’ll be running a witch feature next month. If you’re interested in being a part of it -short story, or an article, please get in touch with me.!!!***