Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman

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 past AWOL.

And her mom has realized the best way to text.

in brief, issues could not get a lot worse. till they do. Daisy seems trying to make touch from past, books are commencing to disappear from the library, after which, unusually and abruptly, Andromeda's tarot readings are commencing to expect occasions with bizarrely literal accuracy.

Omens are all over the place. goals; 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, sleek society, demonic forces, and the "friends" of the library.

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Well, it wasn’t as bad as drugs. She’d try to keep it as clean as she could. ” She described where he would find Daisy’s tarot deck, in a yellow and purple Eye of Horus bag inside a black box with a silver glitter eight-rayed star of Ishtar on the underside of the lid, and on the outside, a heptangle glyph—a simplified version of Dr. Dee’s Sigillum Dei Aemeth painted on it in true gold leaf. The bag and the box had been Saturnalia gifts from Andromeda to Daisy a couple of years back; Andromeda had painted the sigils herself, after carefully outlining them with a compass and straightedge.

But it was as true of magick as of anything else. Magical nostalgia had little to do with the scientific evaluation and exploration of a live magical current. She was on her own, a solitary theoretician-practitioner, by design and default. ) Den was looking at her with a goofy half-smile. She asked, just in case, if his house had burned down last night, and he said it hadn’t. “That’s good. ” Den tilted his face and gave her a puzzled-dog look. ” Dog look. ” He continued to stare till she realized he was kidding.

How could she stand it? Even in her light, cotton button-down men’s dress shirt from Savers, Andromeda felt like melting cheese. Marlyne never broke a sweat, somehow. The crisscross pattern of her sweater evoked, once again, the Two of Swords, yet another minor synch. Andromeda retrieved a couple of cartomancy volumes from the 133s and took them to a table in the deserted Children’s Annex, one of four trailerlike structures joined to the main building by covered paths they called breezeways. If, in your head, you divided the main building into three sections (for Reference, Periodicals, and General Fiction upstairs), the library complex as a whole could be viewed as an astrological temple in the classic Renaissance Hermetic style, with a room for each of the seven traditional Ptolemaic planets.

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