Familiar Spirit – A. M. Burns
Halloween is fast approaching in Steamboat springs Colorado. Lugh McNeal is adjusting to a life away from the beaches of Florida. It’s not an easy time, but his new family and boyfriend make things easier. When a spirit mistakes him for his father, Lugh scrambles to understand how the spirit found him, and what she means to him and his new life.
With his boyfriend Wyn, his familiar Bran, and his cousin Abby at his side, Lugh does his best at surviving the dark magic that is welling up against them. The balance of power between the light and the dark is tipping toward the dark, can Lugh and his friends prove strong enough to overcome the darkness before it swallows them whole?
In the first book of this series, “Familiar Path”, we met young Lugh McNeal. When Lugh turned fifteen, he learned he was a Magus, or magic user. Now it is a few months later. Lugh’s powers have grown, along with his relationship with new-found relatives and a new boyfriend.
While Lugh and Wyn are on a camping trip, they meet the spirit of a teenaged girl who knew Lugh’s father.
With the help of other Magi, they work to set Espe’s spirit to rest.
Once again, Burns has woven an intriguing mystery about witchcraft and youth.