The Red Gift
William Thomas Maxwell
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
A magical version of modern Los Angeles, an ex-druid down on his luck. Some people spend New Years Eve alone, some with family, some in celebration with a bunch of raucous strangers. Peregrine Dunn (the protagonist of the upcoming novel, SILENCE IN THE CHAPEL, and the narrator of this story) spends this time quieter than most. In a version of Los Angeles where angels actually do come on the Solstice, this is probably a wise thing. Too bad that's not how this night will go.
Includes an excerpt from SILENCE IN THE CHAPEL.