By Morgan Rice
In BETROTHED (Book #6 within the Vampire Journals), Caitlin and Caleb locate themselves, once more, again in time-this time, within the London of 1599. London in 1599 is a wild position, full of paradoxes: whereas at the one hand it really is a really enlightened, refined time, breeding playwrights like Shakespeare, at the different, it's also barbaric and vicious, with day-by-day public executions, torture, and heads of prisoners impaled on spikes. it's also a time of superstition and grave public chance, with an absence of sanitation, and the Bubonic Plague spreading within the streets, carried via rats. during this atmosphere Caitlin and Caleb land, searching for her father, for the 3rd key, for the legendary defend that could keep humankind. Their undertaking takes them via a whirlwind of London's so much outstanding medieval structure, during the British countryside's such a lot breathtaking castles. It takes them again into the center of London, the place they simply may meet Shakespeare himself, and spot one in every of his performs reside. It brings them to a bit woman, Scarlet, who simply may well develop into their daughter. And all of the whereas, Caitlin's love for Caleb deepens, as eventually they're together-and as Caleb may possibly simply eventually locate the ideal time, and position, to suggest to her. Sam and Polly have traveled again, too, and as they locate themselves caught jointly all alone trip, their courting deepens, as they every one, regardless of themselves, can't aid feeling extra deeply for every different. yet all isn't good. Kyle has get back, too, as has his evil sidekick, Sergei, and they're either cause on destroying every little thing reliable in Caitlin's existence. it will likely be a race to the end, as Caitlin is pressured to make many of the toughest judgements of her lifestyles if she is to save lots of each person who's pricey to her, retailer her dating with Caleb-and try and make it out alive. BETROTHED is booklet #6 within the Vampire Journals (following grew to become, enjoyed, BETRAYED, DESTINED and DESIRED), and but it additionally stands on my own as a self-contained novel. BETROTHED is sort of 70,000 phrases.
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It was not a wall in my bedroom. Yet somehow it was famihar. Identification came instantly. It wasn't a wall, it was the ceiling. I was floating against the ceiling, bouncing gently with any movement I made. I rolled in the air, startled, and looked down. There, in the dim light below me, was the bed. There were two figures lying in the bed. To the right was my wife. Beside her was someone else. Both seemed asleep. This was a strange dream, I thought. I was curious. Whom would I dream to be in bed with my wife?
On one occasion, at I dis- seemed least, it to develop into a ring of sparks about two feet in diameter, with the axis of my body in the center of the ring. I could would if I closed my eyes. The head and slowly sweep down to my toes and back to the head, keeping this up in a regular oscillation. The time of the cycle seemed to be some five seconds. As the ring ring actually see this ring start at the passed over each section of my body, tions like a band cutting through that passed over my I could section.
In the obscure history of mankind, The word matter. "astral" has dim it is an entirely different origins in early mystical and occult events which involve witchcraft, sorcery, incantations, and other seeming foolishness which modern man looks upon as silly and superstitious nonsense. As no attempt was made to delve deeply into this area, I still don't know what the word "astral" means. " The person who travels around in his astral body can make short visits to these talk places, with "dead" people, participate in activities and come none the worse for wear.