Welcome to Friday the 13th
To some, Friday the 13th, is a double-whammy of bad luck. Each has its own superstitions and together they bring fear and trepidation.
Friday has been considered unlucky for many reasons. To early Christian Jesus died on a Friday, and even further (without proof) that Eve game Adam the forbidden fruit (sorry, no I don’t believe it was an apple. I think it was something we don’t have or it wouldn’t be forbidden), and that they too died on a Friday. In some cultures, it is unlucky to start a voyage on this day.
The number 13 has far more issues than Friday. Even today, many buildings and hotels do not have a 13th floor nor do some airplanes have a 13th row. (Seriously people, just because it’s not labeled as 13, it’s still the 13th floor or row in my opinion). Why the bad rap? It was believed there were thirteen steps to the gallows. Some believe it’s because we have twelve months a year, twelve disciples, twelve is thought to be the number of completion in numerology.
Speaking of disciples, one the belief in unlucky 13 also stems from them. Judas was the 13th guest at the last supper. Hmmm…didn’t Jesus and the other disciples have many meals together and numbered 13 each time?
It was a Friday the 13th when King Philip IV of France had the Knights Templar arrested and executed. And of course, I can’t forget the angry hockey mask guy whom has gotten lots of screams for his movies.
Personally, I love Fridays. I was born on a Friday. I don’t see it as an end, but as the beginning of the weekend. After all, I’d rather say “TGIF” than “hide under the bed it’s Friday”. As far as the number 13, I think of the baker’s dozen – one extra for free. That’s good. Most years will have 13 full moons.
Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart, and draw her blood for his cure.
Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in devouring her magic, she and the world will die.
When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker, who also wants her dead?
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