“Paleros ain’t no joke. They see the world as tapestry, and if there ain’t not dark threads, there can’t be any shining good ones either.”
Outside the Bones is one of those few novels I know I will read twice, thrice… I’m enthralled by tales that embrace universal truths like the one quoted above, and analyze life using Gothic elements that speak to my witchy heart:
“‘You did not die here. How can you haunt this place? You were only brought here. Your death was not marked by this place.’
‘She did not die here. She cannot stay in this park. She is not one of us.’”
“Central Park Spirits” is the second chapter of part two in Lyn Di Iorio’s Outside the Bones. I trembled when I read about how the nfuiri, a spirit of the dead, came to be. The ritual was dark and earthy. The way the native spirits treated the new comer made me think of displacement. But the nfuiri’s attitude towards their rejection spoke of belonging to something universal and infinite; something no one can take away.
The first part of Outside the Bones was magical, and the second was enchanting times two. I can hardly wait to share my thoughts on the third part.
If you are in the New York City area, you should head to Barnes & Noble tomorrow evening. Lyn Di Iorio will be reading from her novel. I will be there, too, running my witchy mouth as usual.
Visit Lyn Di Iorio’s website to see what else she is brewing, and to learn more
about Outside the Bones, a tale of flesh, bone, spirit and witchy culture.
|Lyn Di Iorio|
|Cover Art by Wilfred Santiago|
This cover is just breathtaking, so I had to share it in all its witchy glory!
Day twenty-three to Get Off Your Broom, and The Real Witches of Halloween and The 2011 Countdown to Hallowe’en and yeah, party! Have you visited Danni, Lyn, Serenity and the rest of the witchy partiers yet?