Angie's battle with cancer is over, but her confrontation with evil has just begun. Memories of a woman, named Mariella Lewis, who lived and died years ago, begin to haunt to her. The two women have a dark and unsettling connection within the haunted halls and rooms of Stone County Hospital. Nurses there are not of this world and patients are trapped in eternal agony. Rituals to an ancient Goddess named Cerridwen take place within the hospital's crumbling walls.
Gradually Mariella's thoughts and deeds become stronger and a forgotten incident from Angie's childhood intertwines with mounting terror. Cerridwen has brought Angie and Mariella together.
Cerridwen never forgets words whispered in innocence, or blood offerings she has received. She comes to claim Angie. Demons join the dark Goddess in her quest to possess yet another soul. Angie's battle within the walls of Stone Country hospital have just begun and her suffering may be eternal...
“A fever dream of a novel, FROM ASHES is a horrifying and surreal nightmare that could only be conjured in the exquisitely twisted mind of Sandy DeLuca. With a unique vision and a voice all her own, Sandy has woven another unforgettable tale to rival her previous novels DESCENT, MANHATTAN GRIMOIRE and SETTLING IN NAZARETH. Skillfully written, intelligent, and profoundly disturbing, FROM ASHES will leave you reeling. If you thought you were afraid of hospitals before, just wait. Do not miss this.”
Greg F. Gifune, author of THE BLEEDING SEASON
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"If you like being emotionally rocked by a tale, love being terribly frightened and most of all just enjoying reading a master craftsman at work, “From Ashes” is a book that should be at the top of your TBR pile and I give it my highest recommendation."