Gabriel and the Swallows (The Volatile Duology, Book 1) by Esther Dalseno

By Esther Dalseno

A lonely farm boy.
A lady with swallow’s wings.
An old urban buried in a volcano.
A secret outdated as blood and bone.

There is extra to Gabriel than the lifestyles he’s ashamed of—the son of peasant winemakers, bullied relentlessly as a result of his disabled mom. For Gabriel has a mystery: the frilly dream global he descends into at night—a grandiose, vibrant existence—is changing into extra actual than his waking life.

Everything adjustments for Gabriel whilst he rescues a wounded creature—a astounding woman with swallow’s wings—from the voracious pursuit of Alfio Gallo, a deadly outdated enemy. Aided by way of the attractive and mysterious Orlando Khan, Gabriel is conflicted via unanswered questions: who's the darkish person who dwells within the medieval tunnels underneath their urban? Is he only a figment of Gabriel’s strong mind's eye? And is the foundling fairly who she says she is?

Wrestling with manhood while beckoned by means of historic rites and overseas lands, Gabriel is ready to make a dangerous determination that adjustments the process existence as he is aware it… so long as he can make a decision which truth he’s in.

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Alice’s teacher, who was also in attendance, said that Alice was a friendly, average student. Betty described her as a pretty girl, with wavy light brown hair, and gray-blue eyes. Betty also noted that Alice was “mature for her age. ” They gathered for the séance in a bedroom where the “performing table” had been placed. It was an ordinary room with a bed, dresser, wardrobe, and the table and six chairs. In addition to Betty and Catherine and Alice’s teacher, they were joined by U N B E L I E V A B L E / 55 Alice’s older sister Rose, Mrs.

And she didn’t enjoy the attention and publicity. The local kids were scared of her, and she wanted friends. ” Alice put it behind her, grew up, and went to college to become a nurse. Soon after, she met and married an Air Force lieutenant and dropped out of school. The spirits weren’t happy about her choice, and at the beginning of Alice’s marriage they hit and shook the bed whenever the couple tried to sleep. But after a while the spirits gave up and started fading away. Alice was okay with that.

While there was something exciting about taking on the paranormal establishment, the winter of 1927 was not a good time for J. B. Rhine. Just as their account became public his mother died unexpectedly. She went fast, and for that Rhine was grateful, but it also made him desperate for comfort. “I must find a place for her, yes, must by all the laws or ways of thought. ” The question about life after death was even more important now, and Rhine was ready to battle the overly credulous Conan Doyles of the world to come up with a real and testable way to find the answer.

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