Witchcraft is as unpredictable as the real Witches who rejoice in its magical delights. And when a Witch mixes into a spell something as powerful and binding as blood, things can get really complicated… and scary.
I was reading Outside the Bones by Lyn Di Iorio, and got to a part where Fina, the protagonist, starts to dip her witchy fingers in blood magic. “Ooo, bad juju,” I said to myself. Then the woman goes into consulting with a death spirit… yes, trouble in the brewing.
Blood magic is not a bad thing; I would argue with anyone who tries to corrupt its use by making it sound evil. The trick is for the Witch NOT to forget how powerful this biological bit of soul makes a spell. If you have any doubts about how complex and unmanageable real blood spells can get, read “Breaking the Blood Bond” by Lyn Thurman, which presents the case of a woman who mixed blood magic with love and is now in a bit of bind.
Interested in witnessing how a fictional quirky witch deals with her own magical issues? Read “The Dead Can See You Too”, my take on the first part of Lyn Di Iorio’s Outside the Bones.
I know you can’t wait to get your witchy hands on a copy of this novel. Guess what? One of you won’t have to wait long. Yep, you can win a free copy of the novel.
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Open to everyone.
How to enter:
Leave a comment on this post, sharing your thoughts about the use of blood by real Witches and their fictional counterparts.
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16th October at 5:13 PM, US time
* Magaly Guerrero is a Witch who embraces the darker side of fiction. She is the author of Pagan Culture, a blog about everyday life through the eyes of a dark fiction writer. You can find her and friend her at her blog, Facebook, Twitter, The Witches’ Voice… yes, this Witch seems to be everywhere.