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 number 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 discovered tips to text.
in brief, issues could not get a lot worse. till they do. Daisy appears to be like trying to make touch from past, books are beginning to disappear from the library, after which, unusually and all of sudden, Andromeda's tarot readings are commencing to expect occasions with bizarrely literal accuracy.
Omens are far and wide. desires; swords; fires; hidden playing cards; misplaced, damaged, and useless mobile phones . . . and what's Daisy attempting to inform her?
within the resulting fight of impartial as opposed to evil, it is Andromeda Klein opposed to the realm, smooth society, demonic forces, and the "friends" of the library.
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Extra resources for Andromeda Klein
Mmm, Orobas,” Andromeda said, nodding, as though that explained a lot. Andromeda’s cards were covered with her own careful notes, fit into the margins and around Pixie’s figures: Hebrew and Greek characters, Qabalistic attributions, planetary symbols, page references to Agrippa’s Three Books of Occult Philosophy and other important works. But she hadn’t thought to note the small cards’ Goetic demons and the Shemhamphorash angels till now. She wrote the names in the upper and lower margins of the card, the angels’ names on top and its demons’ names upside down on the bottom; then she carefully drew their seals lightly in pencil, so that they could be traced over in ink when she got home.
Andromeda constantly found herself slipping back into Saturn regardless of which Ring Day it was. Realizing she had failed again, she switched the ring from right to left and bit the back of her hand as a punishment, but breathed an inward sigh of relief because Saturn was so much more comfortable. ” Den was saying, meaning, what would he get in return for his services. They had been trading things for favors since they were both kids. ” Not drugs, she promised herself, I won’t get him drugs.
Andromeda wore the ankh ring on her first finger, of course, in the manner of the classical Renaissance mage. When the ring was on the right finger, she was supposed to manifest a Jovial, vibrant, warm, and open-hearted temperament; when it was on the left, she was supposed to switch her mood to a Saturnine, brooding, inspired melancholia. The personas were supposed to have opposite tastes and opinions, which was meant to loosen the bonds of the ego and teach tolerance by showing the arbitrariness of opinion.
Andromeda Klein by Frank Portman