Horner releases second novel, ‘Witch’s Moon’
In December, Southlander Ralph E. Horner released his second published novel, “Witch’s Moon” (Wings Press), a Gothic time travel to late 17th century New Hampshire.
“In 1680 Diehla Thorne places a curse upon Jeremiah Hillery’s descendants when the judge condemns her to be burned,” the book’s synopsis says on ralphehorner.weebly.com.
“She swears, ‘All the judges male descendants are to die before the age of 40 until she returns in 300 years.’
“In modern time, when Diehla’s spirit reappears to kill Joe Hillery, the last of the judge’s line, he challenges the witch with a bet that she can’t refuse.
“She sends Joe back 300 years where he has only two days to find someone brave enough to touch the witch’s ring of power on the finger of her former self.
“If Joe cannot accomplish this task he will die and Diehla will claim his fiancee’s body to continue living her evil life in modern times.
“In unfamiliar colonial time, Joe matches wits with superstitious Puritans as well as cauldron-stirring crones, evil temptresses, goblins and demons alike while desperately trying to find someone who will do the unthinkable for him.”
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