Author: Louise Bohmer
Publisher: Lachesis Publishing
Release Date: April 28th, 2009
ISBN-13: 978-1897370164 (Print edition)
ISBN-13: 978-1897370172 (eBook edition)
The history of a curse is fraught with bloody battles, bitter hatred, and dark secrets.
Through five generations, ghosts of war haunt the Wise Women. When the Rebellion of Glenna ends, their curse sleeps bound in the Tunnels of the Dead, waiting for its chance to re-awaken the battle between the Wood People and Dalthwein Clans.
Claire, a distraught young Wise Woman born in the sacred valley of the fae, unwittingly helps it escape imprisonment. While her twin sister, Anna, receives psychic glimpses of ancient secrets she must unravel. With her scribe teacher, Rosalind, she also struggles to uncover the reasons behind Claire’s strange behavior, ever escalating since the death of their Guild Mother, Grianne.
The Age of the Wise Women will cease, if the curse does not end with Anna and Claire. Perhaps inheriting the mistakes of their ancestors, and learning the truths of their identities, will bring great suffering for these witch twins?
Whispers about The Black Act:
“The Black Act blew me away. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I have to tell you, this far exceeded anything that was nestling in the cobwebbed recesses of my cranial dungeon. It was so magically charged, lyrical, and filled with such stark imagery. There were times when my breath was literally taken away. You’ve built a rich and beautiful world filled with wonder, excitement, and a darkness that is as visceral as darkness can be. Your depiction of the Fae was nothing short of brilliant, culminating in a dark and terrible feeling of loss and hopelessness that feeds the story so well. This is, in a very real sense, your coming out party.” – Bob Freeman, author of Shadows Over Somerset and Keepers of the Dead
“The Black Act is a beautiful tale, beautifully written. Louise Bohmer places her pot squarely on the fire and begins cooking immediately. The aromas in her kitchen are familiar-a hint of J. R. R. Tolkien, a trace of George R. R. Martin, and a whiff of Ursula K. Le Guin – ah, but when you taste this delicious stew, you’ll find it’s a fresh recipe with plenty of meat and potatoes. There’s a new Chef in town, and I’ll be the first in line for seconds!” – Michael Knost