This snippet is from Chapter Four: Aegis. In this chapter, Maura Leroux is recovering from an attack by Adrian Wilhelm (antagonist). The hospital calls a witness protection agency, Aegis, to help reestablish Maura in the world and hide her from Adrian. Maxine Robins, the Aegis agent assigned to Maura’s case, realizes how difficult working with Maura will be and how much harder it’ll be to keep her safe.
Side note: Beth is the alias Maura uses. Beth is Maura. And, Illusion spells — a person may take on the identity of another through this spell, subsequently killing the person whose identity was stolen.
“Illusion spells are illegal here in Erewhon,” Max said. “We do not support the act of murder to aid in your protection. You’ve stolen time from others. Must you steal their identity as well?”
“If I don’t get another identity, you’re doing this all for nothing,” Maura countered.
“I will send a disguise for you tonight.” Max silenced thoughts of protest with a stone cold glare. “You will wear that until you are in the safe confines of the academy. You have no reason to use an Illusion while residing there. It’s not like you will be leaving.”
Blue Ruin is the first novel in The Phoenix Series. The Phoenix Series is a dark fantasy with gothic, noire, paranormal, and supernatural elements.
“A hunter and the hunted, Maura Leroux is one of the last of her kind with a dark past that has haunted her. With black magical beings having been hunted for centuries, she’s come to learn a thing or two about survival. But Adrian Wilhelm, a notorious Vampire, threatens to destroy Maura’s newfound life as a detective in the magical world of Mystics. Adrian intends to use Maura as a means of resurrecting the fallen world of black magical beings, Abysm. Maura has made it her mission to stop Adrian while covering her tracks from those that have been seeking her out for centuries.”
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