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After being laid off from her glamorous editing job in New York City, and then robbed on the subway, Daelin Long moves in with her sister to get back on her feet. Small town Oregon is more than Daelin imagined. She discovers Settler, Oregon, has more secrets than any New York City block. Strange lights shine in the woods at night. A ghost works in the library with Daelin. Daelin’s sister is missing, and the bigwig in town is from 1888. On top of it all, monsters are regular visitors.
It’s nice to take a road less taken into the quiet and wonder this planet has to offer. From the road, it may all look uniform and bland, but if you take a turn and a stop to really experience a place, you can find unexpected pleasures. One of the most beautiful things about a place with no other people is the quiet. When it’s so quiet, you can hear the Earth hum, well, that’s special.
This little water hole had flowers growing in the water. Neat!
*A junction erupts between the worlds in Settler, Oregon, a rift from which horrors attack our world. The Rifters defend us.
To trust unquestioningly is the first lesson Daelin Long must learn as the newest Initiate of the Rifters.
Her first day is a disaster. She stands on a deserted street in a town smaller than a city district, courting killer rocks from another world with her ancestor from the Revolutionary War. Normal no longer exists.
While she struggles, Earl Blacke grapples with atoning for his past ill deeds, running far and fast from Settler, Oregon. The Shaman of the Desert promises him redemption, and an old mine puts the possibility of a gold strike in his grasp. His luck has changed for the better, but he can’t have both.
What’s great about 4-wheel drive? When I see a sign to an offbeat place on a dirt road, I can go see what’s there. That was the case when we saw the sign for Sand Spring.
“Well, let’s go see what’s there,” we said.
Not everything is as it’s advertised, but there was actually a spring there.
An unseen spring trickles water to the fenced pond. Sagebrush shrubland borders the pond, and dry forest surrounds the shrubland. It’s a long way to the next drink, so this site draws wildlife like a magnet.
We saw some wildlife that wasn’t so spry.
There was some interesting landscape around it. The ground was pebbly and white, which is different than the usually sandy dirt in the high desert.