Neither Annabelle nor Samantha are happy to see each other, but they are dependant on each other. Annabelle’s powers are being sapped, and she needs Samantha to channel her thoughts. It just isn’t working, even when they go to Sedona on the eve of a harmonic convergence. There seems to be a power shift in the universe, and, right now, the militia have all the power. In rescuing the militia member on trial, they killed innocent victims, kidnapped others, and hijacked a military convoy. What they didn’t realize is that they captured a being from Area 51, an alien who had been held by the military for years.
If you’re overwhelmed by the summary, imagine how Samantha and Annabelle feel! They arrived in Sedona, where they ended up at Annabelle’s mother’s house. Fiona was a full-blooded goddess, not just half, like her daughter. But, Fiona has secrets, and knows some of the problems that are happening in Sedona. As the militia bargain for power and the FBI and military plan to rescue the alien and hostages, Annabelle and Samantha deal with problems with gods, and powers that will gain unusual strength during the harmonic convergence.
You do have to suspend disbelief to appreciate this novel, but it’s easy to do. Neri sucks readers into Samantha Brennan’s world. And, the author, who lives in Sedona, does a wonderful job in describing the area and its beauty and attraction for so many people. In this book, it becomes the center of the universe for nuts of all types, from aliens to gods to militia to false psychics. Magical Alienation is a treat for any readers who appreciate fantasy laced with mystery and humor.
Kris Neri’s website is http://www.krisneri.com/.
Magical Alienation by Kris Neri. Red Coyote Press. ©2011. ISBN 9780976673316 (paperback), 240p.
FTC Full Disclosure – The author had a copy sent to me, hoping I would review it.