. . . because I finished A FISTFUL OF CHARMS. Whoa, my eyes are just about going buggy, so I’m sorry about any typos. I’m actually writing this the night before it gets posted because I’ve got another full day tomorrow and I need every scrap of the clock on Tuesday. This read-a-book-a-day schedule is hard to keep up with as I read a book and nibble at my copy edit. Both are going well, and I’ve already found something in my FOC re-read that contradicts something in BLACK MAGIC SANCTION, but now I can fix it before it goes to print. Whoo-hoo! One less mistake!
So, favorite parts of FISTFUL OF CHARMS? It would have to be Jenks getting human size and the chance it afforded him and Rachel to play. He cares so much for Rachel, it’s beautiful, and you only see hints until she’s weak from bloodloss and he thinks Ivy’s going to drain her. I liked bringing Rex into the family. And I liked Rachel realizing that she uses adrenaline to prove that she’s alive–that she needs to come to terms with Ivy in an unselfish way. I liked Marshal, even though I know he’s not a popular character, and I liked seeing David in action. He’s a cool dude. But my favorite part is Aretha on the island, recognizing Rachel and allowing her to live. What’s up with that? I don’t know, but it’s important.