Behind the Rage, the prequel to Between the Rage and Grace spans thirty years of history between Mary Magdalene, a damaged recluse and the gregarious Vivian Cature. The two bond instantly at Saint Anthony’s orphanage. But friendship goes awry and the bonds made as best friends become weapons of destruction when mixed with magic and envy in a sordid love triangle.
Mary's screams resonated down the halls bouncing from the floor to the ceiling, ricocheting from wall to wall but her eyes were glued to the scene before her of the skinny waif dangling lifeless from a thick strip of navy blue material.
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"Sit down Vivian!" the nun scolded. It appeared Vivian Cature was hanging onto the priest's skull, in a head lock of some kind with her left arm wrapped [unyielding] around his shoulder. "Child I said to sit." The sister repeated as she drew back and landed the ruler on Vivian's extended arm, but the girl did not let go until she was grasped by the nape of her neck and forced to her seat.
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... as she turned and swept the rogue tear from her cheek and focused on the pages he had sprawled across the abandoned table. "Stephen King is stalking me....rummaging through my ideas. I have asked him to stop but he won't do it. I told him to use his own ideas but he says they are gone... like breaths and heart beats they have been exhausted."...
"You done this?" Levi asked shaking the wrinkled paper at her...
After reading Between the Rage and Grace I had to know how it all began. As I waited for Behind the Rage to arrive I began to worry that i would know how the prequel would end. I was prepared for the fact that it might not hold my interest. I'm glad to say i was oh so wrong. The story of Mary Magdalene kept me captivated till the very end. The twist and turns of her journey from a young girl to a woman kept me reading for hours. The authors style of writing is refreshing and what I thought was going to be a predictable ending was just the opposite. This is another great read by Janna Hill.