The rising wind and threatening sky signal coming danger as a young boy is found dead at the pond’s edge. A terrible accident? The slothful Coroner wants the Inquiry over quickly so he can enjoy his ale in peace. But, other forces are moving. What bizarre twist of a human mind is behind events? Will the grieving parents discover the truth they deserve? Bertram, Gautier, and Robert realize that all is not as it seems, including the mounting fury of the passing storm.
“Robert paused at the doorway in front of The Hunter’s Chase. He had felt the wind trying to hold the door shut, as if trying to prevent him from the path he had determined to take. But, Robert had jerked the door open despite the objecting elements. Nothing . . . and no one . . . was going to prevent him from clearing up this mystery, today! He owed as much to his own dead son, whose tenth birthday it was, and whose own death lay heavy upon Robert because it also lay unexplained. He spoke out loud, as if rebuking the wind, “No! Today there will be questions answered.” He hunched his shoulders, lowered his head, and pushed forth into the dark grey turmoil.”
Passing Storm is Book II of The Sword and the Spirit Adventures by Dillon Blaine. Set in 14th Century England, this suspense-packed action-adventure will renew your faith in good people, give you reason to challenge your preconceptions about the human mind, while the story keeps you guessing until the end, Book I, Daemons Within, is also available.