The Rules for Lying
by L. A. Kelley
Nothing good comes from this book. It has magic, mayhem, theft, murder, sass talk, demons, animals committing felonies, gleeful revenge, and bad things happening to good people for no reason. It won’t encourage good habits and probably fine tune bad ones. The only lesson learned is don’t lie unless you know the rules.
Life is tough in the Great Depression, but Peter Whistler has one gift, a magical ability to lie. Drawn into a nefarious plot to unleash a demon, Peter leads a little blind girl named Esther and an enchanted terrier on a desperate escape to New Orleans. He meets Amelie Marchand. Like all well-bred southern girls, she’s trained in deadly martial arts, but with a murderous step-mother, Amelie has problems of her own. Their one chance for survival is to find the Mad Frog King of the bayou.
Welcome to an alternate 1930s where both jazz and magic fill New Orleans’ air.
Category: Fantasy – Alternative History