Angelique's Descent (Dark Shadows, Book 1)

By Lara Parker

Dark Shadows’s most well liked characters, Barnabas Collins and Angelique, have been endlessly sure via love and hate. Now actress Lara Parker, Angelique herself, tells the tale of ways all of it all started.  The speeding inheritor of a brand new England transport rich person, Barnabas Collins captures the guts of the beautiful, younger Angelique amidst the sensual great thing about Martinique, her island domestic. yet Angelique’s short happiness is doomed while Barnabas deserts her and turns into engaged to a different. With this one betrayal, Barnabas unleashes an evil that may torment him all the time.  For Angelique isn't any usual girl. Raised within the mysterious black artwork of voodoo witchcraft, she in the past pledged her soul to darkness and have become immortal. Vowing to damage Barnabas, a vengeful Angelique damns him to everlasting existence as a vampire—a better half to accompany her perpetually. Little does Angelique comprehend the intensity of Barnabas’s fury....

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I do know this night they be a ceremony,” replied Thais. Angelique was once jolted. “Tonight? No! now not this night! ” “Yes, Massa journey off early this morning. He informed me make you ideal in each manner. I be goin’ to the tower without delay to fetch the white costume. ” “I won’t do it,” Angelique acknowledged. “What you suggest? You won’t do it. You loopy, chile! Why you the sort of little idiot? ” “When he comes again, inform him if he says i need to faux to be Erzulie back, i'll come open air and convey myself to all of them. I’ll inform them it’s all a lie! ” Thais’s mouth fell open, and she or he stared at Angelique with whole bafflement. Then she rose and scurried to the door, locking it at the back of her. Angelique questioned even if the issues Cesaire had advised her have been real. Conflicting concerns racked her mind. used to be there quite to be a insurrection? She puzzled if she must have advised her father the plan. this would were her likelihood to flee, yet no longer if the slaves discovered her first and handled her like a white planter’s daughter. might her father maintain her secure? struggle for her lifestyles? What used to be he doing now? could he alert the defense force? And may they even think him? She had a surprising longing to come back to the room at the back of the altar. She went to the window and observed that the grounds have been abandoned; even Thais had disappeared. Angelique eased the lock and dashed during the hall and down the stair. as soon as within the room she learned that it were months considering that she had played the failed ritual to name up Erzulie, and it appeared unusual to believe the commonplace pulse quiver via her whilst her hands touched the sacred powder of the vévé. As she sifted in the course of the paraphernalia at the dusty cabinets, she felt that anything had replaced. quite a few gadgets now not appeared mysterious, yet as an alternative, completely necessary. Unconsciously, she all started matching the items—bits of insect and leaf, the jars of salves, and containers of herbs, little sacks of sea creatures, even the fleshy plenty in the smoky jars—with the phrases of the chants and the directions filling the pages of the publication. someplace in her center she felt disappointment over the lack of Erzulie, and he or she questioned if she were unworthy of the goddess. anything flickered within the nook of her brain. She reached for her mother’s ouanga, which nonetheless hung on the hole of her throat. inside of was once the tiny cranium, the moonstone, and the snippet of Chloe’s hair. these items saved her secure. i cannot practice the rite, she idea. The reminiscence of the darkish determine was once too terrifying, and he or she knew that by some means they have been inextricably joined. She stumbled on herself drawn into the good leather-based quantity once again, newly bewitched by means of the phrases. anything hovered over her, like a good fowl, and he or she felt convenience and peace underneath its wing. Deeper and deeper she plunged into the sounds of the chants, rolling the songs over in her brain. They appeared the key writing from the start of time. Tiring finally, she rose to depart, yet stopped, and once more took the jeweled kris from its case, turning it in her hand to determine the stones capture the sunshine.

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