Category Archives: The Germhacht Episode

The Germhacht Episode is the second book in the Blackfeather Chronicles. It involves art, spiritualists, tea cakes, demon artifacts, and the continuing adventures of the Blackfeather family and friends.

Chapter One–The Adventure on Board the Train

Kara gripped the ladder rungs and clambered swiftly up to her favorite place atop the moving train.  There was a breathless instant as she moved from the steel rungs to the smooth roof surface, and a windy scramble for a … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | 4 Comments

Chapter Two–An Encounter with a Charming Stranger

Anna Darvin dipped her brush into a pool of cadmium red, dabbed a few roses onto some loosely set up bushes, and frowned, looking up to compare her painting against the view of the Archeological Society gardens.  There was a … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | 1 Comment

Chapter Three–A Most Unpleasant Artifact

Ellea knew more about her father’s odd talents than he guessed.  She knew about his wings, of course, and the old sword he had taken with him, and that he had gone looking not for history, but for one artifact … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chapter Four–What Came of a Day’s Excursions

The library of the International Archeological Society was a large and imposing marble edifice attached to several other buildings very like it that housed artifacts and curiosities.  It opened onto a street featuring theaters, art museums and galleries, and the … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chapter Five–Dangerous Rubbish

Kara crept silently along a marble hallway, laden with a very full bag. The gilded cabinet had contained more than she’d imagined—folders of papers, and lots of small, breakable objects. Kara suspected the lady didn’t want the fragile things broken, … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chapter Six–The Events in the Sitting Room

The shrill woman with the robe and the laquered fingernails smoothed out a sheet of crumpled paper, fussily.  Kara waited, impatient, while the woman meticulously unwrapped each fragile object and inspected it, as well as each crushed bit of paper … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | 1 Comment

Chapter Seven–The Berdrach Collection

Within the first ten minutes of the carriage ride, it became obvious to Anna that Tam was much more experienced with farm wagons in the open countryside than with a carriage in heavy traffic.  His knuckles were white on the … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chapter Eight–The Spirits of Derdrien House

Kara stood in a new perfumed room with her parcel of stolen goods clutched in one hand.  The purple hooded woman was making her wait this time.  Kara frowned and shifted from foot to foot.  Her palms were sweaty.  The … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | 1 Comment

Chapter Nine–Deeper Into the Thicket

Tam quickly became bored and fidgety atop the carriage seat.  He climbed down and tried stroking the horses’ noses, though whether to calm them or himself he wasn’t sure.  Somewhere in the distance, one of those big clocks they kept … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | Leave a comment

Chapter Ten–Calmer Heads Prepare

Anna looked both ways down a new corridor of the exasperating Derdrein house. Curtains billowed into shapes like people in one direction, and in the other all the dark stained glass windows seemed to have fires burning behind them. “You … Continue reading

Posted in The Germhacht Episode | Tagged | 1 Comment