By Frank Portman
From Frank Portman, writer of the cult vintage King Dork that John eco-friendly says "will rock your world", comes a singular approximately Andromeda Klein, who has a couple of difficulties of her own.
Her hair is more or less horrible.
Her partner-in-occultism, Daisy, is dead.
Her mystery, estranged, a lot older and forbidden boyfriend-in-theory, has long gone AWOL.
And her mom has discovered easy methods to text.
in brief, issues could not get a lot worse. until eventually they do. Daisy appears to be like trying to make touch from past, books are beginning to disappear from the library, after which, surprisingly and by surprise, Andromeda's tarot readings are starting to are expecting occasions with bizarrely literal accuracy.
Omens are far and wide. desires; swords; fires; hidden playing cards; misplaced, damaged, and lifeless cellphones . . . and what's Daisy attempting to inform her?
within the resulting fight of impartial as opposed to evil, it really is Andromeda Klein opposed to the area, smooth society, demonic forces, and the "friends" of the library.
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She would have to come up with at least ten entries for next time, just to stay even. Andromeda Klein, now pedaling past the Community Bible Center Church on Broadway, envisioned a journal entry that went Thingv I am bad at: dwawing, witing poemv, multimedia-ing … making eye contact … Her thoughts strayed to less amusing avenues. Her red mom-phone vibrated in her backpack and she had to stop in front of the post office to dig it out. ” asked the mom. “Yes,” said Andromeda, hanging up, hating her name.
It was the most pathetic of defense mechanisms. An Andromeda Klein would prove to be, if eaten, a thoroughly unsatisfactory meal. Other times, as she wrote in the essay she turned in with slight modifications for most school writing assignments, she felt as though her bony inner core had been mysteriously cursed. Osteogenesis imperfecta, the condition was called, and so Imperfecta, meaning “incomplete” and implying a universe of deficiencies, was her chosen, exceedingly apt magical name. Hence her formal name in the Ninety-threes, otherwise known as the New New Temple of Thoth Hermes Trismegistus: Soror Cancellaria Imperfecta Stella Matutina Adepta (“Sister Female Chancellor Incomplete Morning Star, Adept”).
E. Waite’s enormous mustache. The Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn was the most influential magical society to have emerged in the last several hundred years, its comprehensive magical system charting the course of Western occultism to the present day. E. had been a member, and Pixie had joined one of the splinter groups led by him after the order’s demise. E. was no exception. Andromeda pictured Pixie Colman Smith: small, round, smiling like a cherub, and draped in brightly colored silks, strings of beads around her neck, her head wrapped in a bandana or turban, circumambulating the altar with an enormous sword held aloft under the eyes of a circle of somber, heavily mustachioed men in hoods.