During her junior-year-abroad in Senegal, idealistic Beth Barton meets charismatic sculptor Malik Ndour and, without her parents’ knowledge, marries him. The couple’s arrival at her home near Portland, Maine, in early 2001, throws the parents’ marriage into turmoil, and soon puts stress on the newlyweds’ relationship as well. As a result of mounting domestic and racial tensions, the broader clash of African and Western cultures, and the attack of 9/11, Malik grows increasingly estranged and falls prey to a jihadist recruiter. Late one December night, on Portland’s freezing, fogbound docks, he sets out on his first deadly assignment.
The ensuing crisis throws further light on the mindset of this particular terrorist, as well as on the diverse attitudes of his intimates toward him.
No one knows what happens tomorrow... When Brooke Adams suffers the unimaginable, she knows her heart will never be whole again.
Faced with the choice of giving in to her grief, or fighting to regain a resemblance to the life she once knew, she chooses to fight. Not ready to give up, Brooke starts a new life where no one knows her past. As she slowly puts the pieces of her life back together, Brooke meets her neighbor, Tyler Reynolds. Soon, he becomes her friend, her rock... and her complicated constant.
Despite her best efforts, she finds herself falling for him, but what will happen if Tyler learns the truth about her past and realizes just how deep the damage is? The risk might be too much...
In this mini-guide, Daemonolatress S. Connolly shares tips and ideas for ritual and practice modification geared toward Daemonolaters living with non-Daemonolaters. Included: Working without tools (props), working in the astral temple, and how to build a daily practice.