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Blaine Woosely has cleansed his blood’s addiction to keep a bargain, and his efforts are surprised with the gift of an empty home isolated amid the wide acres of the flatlands. Keeping the blood clean proves difficult. Blaine lacks meaningfulMoreBlaine Woosely has cleansed his blood’s addiction to keep a bargain, and his efforts are surprised with the gift of an empty home isolated amid the wide acres of the flatlands. Keeping the blood clean proves difficult. Blaine lacks meaningful endeavor to pump through his veins. Long living in shadow, the sunlight burns his sensitive skin. With little family or friends, Blaine’s isolation gives easy opportunity for the craving to again clutch his heart.Danger compounds Blaine’s challenge. A custodian of the dark world Blaine chooses to escape lurks within the vast landscape surrounding the home, determined to prevent a return to the bright realm of the living. A ruthless creature of the sharp teeth, he will stop at nothing to pull Blaine back into the shadows to preserve the secrets of such darkness.Unknown to Blaine, an ancestral history of tragedy and compassion still resides in the home, manifested in the parlor that gathers no dust, in the shuffling scratching beyond the ceiling, in a music box that chimes though no fingers wind its mechanism. Blaine knows no details of his family’s past, but the heredity of his blood contains a needed hope.And one remains who remembers Blaine’s bloodline. For Blaine’s ancestors once made the sacrifice of a bountiful feast with no expectation of payment, and the smoke of such an offering charmed an ancient man of magic.It is this ancient magician who knocks upon Blaine’s threshold to call Blaine’s attention to the cords that bind him. Fate summons the old visitor to those lonely acres to teach the home’s new master the trick of unraveling his knots, and the gift of bundled iron might provide the power to keep Blaine living in the light.