#2 The Assassins

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Rachaelis has survived the terrible ordeal of the Testing, and is now a full Adept of the Conclave. Yet even with her newfound magical power, she still faces danger. Assassins prowl in the shadows, daggers in their hands.

Yet they do not seek to kill her.

For the assassins’ dark master wants Rachaelis taken alive…

6 thoughts on “#2 The Assassins

  1. Dear Mr. Moeller,

    I have just read, and enjoyed, both the first three Ghost books and The Testing; I plan to continue both series and then begin Demonsouled.

    I am not surprised that there are a number of typos/word omissions, as I understand the difficulties faced by an “indie” author who doesn’t have the advantages given by a publishing house with staff copy editors or proof readers. Indeed, there are many fewer such errors in your books than in those of most independent authors.

    I do have one bone to pick, however (and don’t mind if this letter, or perhaps this paragraph, doesn’t make it to your website). In one place in The Testing and in multiple places in the first three Ghost books, you speak of people being ‘hung’, as in “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…”. When people are executed, they are ‘hanged’, as in “you will be hanged by the neck until dead…”. Every time I read of someone being ‘hung’, I had to pause to make sure I had the correct sense (from the context), which interrupted the flow of your narrative. I realize that it’s a word frequently misused, and one that perhaps most readers will never notice. For those of us who do, however, your using the verb “to hang” (a person), vice “to hang” (an object) would be greatly appreciated, and would make your books that much more professional. [An admission: before becoming a priest some 25 years ago, I was a newspaper editor… and not only that, my father is a grammatically picky English professor.]

    Thank you for your work!
    Fr. Francis+

    1. Thanks for the kind words about the books! I’m glad you liked them.

      Concerning the typos, it’s been a consistent headache for a while. In writing, I’ve essentially been working in a vacuum for years, but I’ve gradually been able to hire some people to help me. So the typo situation should get better soon, one hopes.

      -JM

  2. Thank you for your fabulous series’s, I am hooked and can’t stop reading them over and over (have even named my daughter after one of your characters as was reading the Exhile series while pregnant) Have all of Cainas adventurers as well as Nadia’s and now working through the Demonsouled. Long may you continue !

    1. Thanks for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the books, and I hope your daughter is healthy and happy.

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