A novel in the Sigils and Totems mythos, in ebook and paperback from Crossroad Press.
Dave Wiggins is taking a trip to his past. He doesn't much want to - but his Ma is dying.
He intends to get in, do his duty, get out and forget about his small town roots.
But there is something back home that has been waiting for his return - something that lurks, waiting in a tumbledown boathouse in an abandoned community offshore.
Once Dave and his past meet up again, the game is on.
A hurricane, a scrimshaw chess set, beer, rum, cigarettes, old friends and past mistakes all conspire to keep Dave right where he least wants to be.
The game is on.
And it's his move.
This and Broken Sigil are my favorite of the Sigils and Totems series. The latter is the classic demonstration how the Sigils and Totems work. This novel is, so far, Meikleís most inventive variation on it. But I also liked its atmosphere and setting, the blasting winds and rains of Catalina and the wonderfully described Eye, location of the boathouse. Iíd recommend this book for fans of weird fiction even if you arenít interested in the central Sigils and Totems conceit. - MarzAat