Joanne Walker has three days to learn to use her shamanic powers and save the world from the unleashed Wild Hunt.
No worries. No pressure. Never mind the lack of sleep, the perplexing new talent for healing herself from fatal wounds, or the cryptic, talking coyote who appears in her... read more
A Seattle policewoman discovers she is a shaman, much to her dismay. She is forced to use her new skills to solve a series of murders in Seattle. She makes several mistakes with her powers that makes things worse, but eventually figures out what she has to do to save the day.
“Overall, starving children in Africa were taking a distant second to my own misery and discomfort. Shallow, but true.”Joanne
“Now I looked like a bloodshot porcupine. Big improvement.”Joanne
“By the time I could see again, the captain had announced the final descent into Seattle. Couldn't they find a less ominous phrase for it? I don't like flying as it is, even without the implication that before landing I might want to have all my worldly and spiritual affairs in order.”Joanne
“The only person in the history of mankind who'd been able to make smirking look good was James Dean, and this kid, forgive me Senator Bentsen, was no James Dead.”Joanne
“'I knocked a tooth loose?' She looked like a little kid who'd just gotten her very own Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. I almost laughed.”Marie to Joanne
“'There are more things, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.' It was the obvious line. What wasn't so obvious was that Gary Beat me to it, and said it in a rich, sonorous voice.”Joanne
“Having a pack kof ghost dogs and rooks and a herd of men on horseback chase you down the street gives a girl a pretty good idea that she's wanted for something.”Marie
“The centar bar hit me in the small of the back, and I rotated around it. God did not intend anybody's body to be used n that fashion, except maybe those bendy Crique du Soleil acrobats.”Joanne
“Dammit, Jim, I'm a mechanic, not a doctor.”Joanne
“It was Oh God Thirty and I was standing in my kitchen talking to heartburn. Talking out loud, no less. I needed sleep. Or a dog.”Joanne
“Even a glimpse of what the upstairs neighbors were doing -- well, I honestly hadn't known human beings could get into that position.”Joanne
“Kill 'em all, let God sort 'em out.”Joanne
“I thumped the heel of my hand against my forehead. For somebody who'd been hit on the head and knocked around as much as I'd been the past few days, I certainly seemed willing to keep doing myself injury. And the thumping wasn't helping me think.”Joanne
“Start with one true thing. I forgot who'd said it, but it was how he always began his writing, with one true thing. I'd hit on one true thing about Herne.”Joanne
“The maitre d' is complaining that you're drooling on the table.”Kevin Sadler
“Spirit guides, I decided, around shards of shrapnel slicing through my skull, were a pain in the ass.”Joanne
It was a difference of motivation, the slender line between compassion and vengeance.Highlighted by 5 Kindle customers
The first thing a healer has to do to heal is to shake up perceptions. To make the impossible, possible.”Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
Gwyld. It was the word Marie had used. It meant shaman, or wise man, in Gaelic.Highlighted by 4 Kindle customers
“Cernunnos is the Celtic Horned God, essentially a fertility figure but with very deep ties to death as well.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“I don’t think anybody who wasn’t a Trek fan would say ‘operating within normal parameters.’Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“There are more things, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
I remembered shouting, “I’m not a goddamned faith healer! I don’t talk to God! I’m a mechanic and her goddamned engine was broken!”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Many times, those who need the most healing are the ones who can in turn heal the most.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Since then, something had gone terribly wrong, kind of like…a thing that had gone very wrong. Yep, there went my grasp of metaphor.Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
“Note to self,” I whispered when it appeared it wasn’t coming back, “do not ask ‘what next?’ in realms unknown.”Highlighted by 3 Kindle customers
Followed by Thunderbird Falls.
Followed by Winter Moon.
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