If Teresa found herself caught in the middle of a street brawl, which character from "Miserere" would she have with her as back-up? Why that character? (Thank you for being here, Teresa!)
Oh, Corrine, I just squealed when I saw this question! I love it.
If I could have any character from Miserere at my back during a brawl, it would be Rachael. She is a strong woman in every sense of the word. She is also mature enough to know when to negotiate and when to fight.
The woman is just bad to the bone and fears nothing, which also works against her. She thought she was indestructible, but Lucian brought her down, and she has never forgiven herself for her lapse in judgment.
Rachael is driven to prove herself, and when she sets out to accomplish a feat, she intends to excel. There are no half-measures for her—she will be the best or she will be nothing. Even when Miserere opens and Rachael is almost insane from her possession with the Wyrm, she believes herself in control. That, I suppose, is the ultimate insanity.
Towards the end of Miserere, the reader will get to see her fight. She is a street fighter. Forget all this ballet swordplay—Rachael knows how to gouge eyes and break noses, and she doesn’t hesitate to do so.
Rachael is awesome.
But I’m prejudiced.
You tell me what you think of her after you get a chance to meet her.
Raised in a small town, Teresa Frohock learned to escape to other worlds through the fiction collection of her local library. She eventually moved away from Reidsville and lived in Virginia and South Carolina before returning to North Carolina, where she currently resides with her husband and daughter.
Teresa has long been accused of telling stories, which is a southern colloquialism for lying. Miserere: An Autumn Tale is her debut novel.
Teresa can be found most often at her blog and web site. Every now and then, she heads over to Tumblr and sends out Dark Thoughts, links to movies and reviews that catch her eye. You can also follow Teresa on Twitter and join her author page on Facebook.
Miserere: An Autumn Tale
(Night Shade Books / July 1, 2011)
Exiled exorcist Lucian Negru deserted his lover in Hell in exchange for saving his sister Catarina's soul, but Catarina doesn't want salvation. She wants Lucian to help her fulfill her dark covenant with the Fallen Angels by using his power to open the Hell Gates. Catarina intends to lead the Fallen’s hordes out of Hell and into the parallel dimension of Woerld, Heaven’s frontline of defense between Earth and Hell.
When Lucian refuses to help his sister, she imprisons and cripples him, but Lucian learns that Rachael, the lover he betrayed and abandoned in Hell, is dying from a demonic possession. Determined to rescue Rachael from the demon he unleashed on her soul, Lucian flees his sister, but Catarina's wrath isn’t so easy to escape. In the end, she will force him once more to choose between losing Rachael or opening the Hell Gates so the Fallen's hordes may overrun Earth, their last obstacle before reaching Heaven's Gates.
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Book Trailer Link: http://youtu.be/3MvCHEp0EVA