Tales From Gitchigami
Shades of a Warrior
“Amazing.” – Tammy, B., librarian.
“You are the funniest writer I know.” – Amy R., writer.
“Terrific! Ready for submission!” – Lenny G., NYC bookstore founder and owner
13 year-old BJ Maki expects a summer of TV, video games, and hanging out with his friends. What he gets is a Trickster, a magical cave, and the return of an evil spirit so terrible, the Ancestors avoided even mentioning its name. This summer, ignorance is no longer an option, participation no longer a question, and survival no longer a guarantee.
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