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by Elisabeth Waters
Description: A journeyman mage discovers that the house she's staying in is haunted its previous owner--who wants her to bring him back to life.
eBook Publisher: Marion Zimmer Bradley Literary Works Trust, 1996 Lammas Night
eBookwise Release Date: February 2006
27 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [20 KB]
Reading time: 10-14 min.
Amber awoke with a start, her heart pounding. She had fallen asleep over a spell book and dreamed the same dream again. And even though she was awake now, she could still feel the presence of the spirit who had been lurking in her dreams for more than two weeks. It was getting harder to convince herself that they were only dreams and that the feeling of not being alone in the house was only her overactive imagination.
She sat up, stretching cramped muscles and forcing herself to breathe deeply and slowly in an attempt to calm her rattled nerves. The sun shone brightly through the window she had left unshuttered the night before, highlighting the supper dishes she had pushed to one side when she started reading. A flower lay on the plate: a single blossom that had not been there the night before. One forget-me-not.
Her breath came quickly again as she lifted the flower with a shaking hand. "So now I know," she said aloud. "He is still here."