The Rules for Lying
by L. A. Kelley
WARNING: No good comes from reading a book with magic, murder, revenge, sass talk, demons, animals committing felonies and bad things happening to good people for no reason. The only lesson learned is don’t lie unless you know the rules.
Life in New Jersey is harsh in the Great Depression, but teenager Peter Whistler has the magical gift of lying. The arrival of a conjuror with evil designs on a little blind girl named Esther draws him into a plot to unleash a demon. With help from an enchanted terrier, Peter and Esther escape to New Orleans and meet Amelie Marchand, but with a murderous stepmother, she has troubles of her own. Their one chance for survival is to find the mad shaman of the bayou known as the Frog King.
In an alternate 1930s, magic fills New Orleans’ air. Can Peter’s mystical lies and a dash of Cajun crazy prevent hell on Earth?
Category: Fantasy – Alternative History