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The Great Northern Coven
The Great Northern Coven
Book Two in The Cabbottown Witch Novels
by Bruce Jenvey
Genre: Paranormal Fantasy
Release: October 19, 2012
Editors: Lea Schizas and Nancy Bell
Cover Designer: Mike Zambrano
J.R. is a bush pilot who drifts into small town, Haines, Alaska and signs on with the local flying service. He’s looking for a fresh start, a new beginning, and a place to hide from the painful past that literally haunts him day and night. What he doesn’t realize is the local Inuit Indians believe he is the missing piece in an ancient prophecy they have been waiting centuries to unfold. His arrival sets in motion a series of events that risks everything for everyone, right down to their very souls. It also brings forth a great evil and the only one who can save them all has to draw on her long-forgotten heritage of witchcraft.
This is the second book in the Cabbottown Witch Novels and is a story of the eternal struggle between good and evil with a wide range of characters from Lucifer and his minion, to pilots, barmaids and the ladies of the Tsonokwa Lodge… and of course, one very important Eagle-Man. But where Angela’s Coven centered on starting over and second chances, The Great Northern Coven is a story of letting go, moving on and taking that next step forward in our lives.
“Tell me about the hawks,” asked Robyn as they climbed.
“I saw a good number of those poles had hawks up near the top. What do the hawks mean?”
“Those weren’t hawks, those are eagles,” Toto gently corrected. “The eagle is another important symbol in our beliefs. No one flies higher than the eagle, no other bird in the world. It is said, the eagle can fly all the way to the Great Spirit himself, and then return to roost upon the Earth. If you whisper your prayers to an eagle, they go directly to the ear of the Great Spirit… And when you see an eagle, you should listen…he just may have the answer to your prayer.”
“Is there an Eagle Clan, like you with the Bear?”
“No...The eagle is far too busy answering prayers for all people to take responsibility for a single clan.”
“So there are no Eagle-People?”
“I didn’t say that. I said the eagle is not family with any one tribe. But there is the legend that many years ago—”
“In the Dreamtime?”
“Yes, in the Dreamtime, the eagle did have a human wife and there was a child. This Eagle-Child grew to be a powerful man who could spread the word and the joy of the Great Spirit wherever he went. He, too, married and while one became many, Eagle-Men have always kept their great power.”
“Have you ever seen one?” Robyn tempted.
“No…not that I know of, anyway.”
“You wouldn’t know?” she asked startled.
“Eagle-Men may not choose to show you their wings. You may never see one fly. But that doesn’t mean they can’t.”
“Then how do you know if you ever meet one?”
“He may bring you the answer to your prayer. He may be the comfort you need, or the courage you lack to carry on. Eagle-Men are the hope of all people, everywhere.”
“Wait!” Robyn paused as she reached the top of the stairs. “People that can fly and spread the word of…the Great Spirit…God…you mean like…ANGELS?”
“I guess that’s what you call them.”
“It’s amazing…” Robyn wondered out loud, “How we all have that same belief, somehow or other…I mean—”
“And that’s why you’re here,” Toto added as she lead the way across the road to where a path cut into the brush.
“Me? What do I have to do with this?” Carefully she followed the Native girl through the growth at the side of the road and up the well-worn path ahead of them.
“We need to be five.”
“It’s unfortunate that the time of the prophecy has come when the Tsonokwa Lodge is weak… lives are busy and people are hard pressed. But we need you to be five, to fulfill our role.”
“Many years ago—”
“Yeah, yeah, I know…in the Dreamtime!” Robyn pushed her along through the story but Toto would not be rushed.
“In the Dreamtime, we were told an Eagle-Man would come to our people at a time of great need.”
“Hey, times are tough all over. I count my tips twice these days.”
“Only with the help of the Eagle-Man would we be saved and the Chilkoot Nation live on.”
“But what do I have to do with that?”
“The prophecy also says the Eagle-Man will be blinded by his own cloud and may not even know who he is.”
Robyn caught her breath as Toto mentioned this mysterious cloud. It wasn’t the first time she had heard of it. But before she could ask the question that came to mind, Toto continued. “Tsonokwa herself warned our people this day would come. She had seen it with the help of Many Legs, the spider and her web that keeps us all connected. The Tsonokwa Lodge was formed just for this purpose, just for this day…to help the Eagle-Man so that he may save the Chilkoot People.”
“What makes you think I can help fix this…broken angel?”
“Many Legs. She tells the Putyuk that you are more connected than others. And with you, we are five!” It was then that the path led the two women out of the trees and into a clearing next to a small lake, high on the Chilkoot Peninsula. There, directly in front of them stood the old meeting house where the Tsonokwa Lodge gathered. As the two women approached the rough-hewn door, Robyn quickly studied the totem pole that stood to one side of the entry. By now, she recognized most of the symbols carved into the wood. There was of course, the Bear and among others, there was the Eagle, Tonsokwa herself and at the top of the totem was the Great Tortoise. And across her shell, reaching from edge to edge, was Many Legs, the spider. Robyn couldn’t help but realize the similarity to this totem pole and the carved walking stick the old woman had carried with her just the morning before. Toto pointed to an empty hole in the ground on the opposite side of the entry.
“The men have moved their Council meetings to the new Community Center farther down the hill. Now, only the Tsonokwa meet in this place. So, Robyn Hannaford,” she said as she put her hand on the well-worn latch that held the door closed. “Are you ready to take that first step?” But Robyn looked back at her in surprise.
“First step? You mean all those other ones didn’t count?”
About the Author:
Bruce Jenvey was raised in rural Michigan with a great interest in history, popular culture and the paranormal. After twenty years in the advertising industry, he founded “Great Lakes Cruiser Magazine” and spent the next decade traveling the region as both historian and journalist.
Along the way, Bruce had unique access to untold incidents and documentation of the unexplained. He collected and chronicled these experiences in every place he found them, from the shores of Lake Michigan to Upstate New York. As he did so, he was struck by how consistent and similar these accounts were from region to region leading him to the conclusion that all we see may not be all there is to know...
Today, Bruce is pleased to share with you so very many of these real-world experiences and accounts, all pulled together and retold here, in the fictionalized saga of his Cabbottown Witches.
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