OOOOOOOH, plot thickening!
Again your inventiveness and attention to detail in the curse-disabling scene take my breath away. You really know how to write necessary information in an interesting way - well done.
I get a very strong picture of Althea in this story. Actually she looks rather like an Agatha Christie character - ha ha - but then I do watch a lot of Poirot so that could well be why. She's intriguing me, though, and I would love to know what she's up to - if indeed she's up to anything.
Another great chapter - now .... bring on the lovely Natasha :D ~Carole~
Author's Response: I have a very clear picture of her, too, the way she smiles and always looks perfectly polished even in the heat. She does have a bit of an Agatha Christie vibe, I think, because she has the human drama component laid out in this chapter. She's going to get a bit more of a talking role later on... I'm glad that you didn't think I was info-dumping here, because that's always a worry when there is necessary information. Thank youuu for the review!
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Okay, I know I've read this before, but your story really is gorgeous. I plunged straight into it from the first paragraph as I seeped up the atmosphere of the hot desert. Writing description that sets the scene with such clarity and never slips into purple prose is definitely one of your strengths, my love.
I adored the banter between Bill and Marcus. Bill is cocky and sure of himself (and his success with the laydeees) but Marcus gives it back. It came across as very natural and real, plus I'm pretty sure any witch worth their salt would cut the pair of them down to size - heh heh.
Your details here - the Magiarcheologists, for instance - give so much to the story, adding depth and interest. Nice touch with Althea Chubb, by the way.
Your plotting and research are fabulous and this story is glorious :) - reading on ..... NOW ~Carole~
Author's Response: Thank youuuu so much for reading/reviewing even though you already know the story! HAH yes, a lot of witches could... though some, like Natasha, just want the same kind of fun themselves *sniggers* I somehow want to write another story about them now with a very strong female lead, hmmm... Thank you, again. I hope the story stays glorious!