Maria Forte

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at
Mon Jul 2 14:38:54 EDT 2001

On Mon, 2 Jul 2001 00:50:26 +0100, Ven wrote:

>Melissa wondered if a strong reading of Black Maria, making Aunt 
>maria sympathetic were possible (sorry, I can't find the original 
>post). I found this review on the alternet:
>Aunt Maria is much more than the sweet old lady she appears to 
>be. She is a mage mistress who has kept the town of Cranbury 
>safe for generations. Once she was strong enough to defeat the 
>forces of evil and chaos, imprisoning their strongest sorceror 
>underground, now she is old and must find a successor.
>She hopes this will be her great niece, Naomi, but she has already 
>suffered the betrayal of her own daughter, can she trust again?
>When Maria takes in little Naomi, her brother Christopher 
>and their Mother she tries to teach them the disciplines they will 
>need to become guardians of Cranbury. Encouraged by the 
>corrupt Phelpses, chief minions of the evil one, the children rebel, 
>throwing Maria's kindness in her face. She has no choice but to 
>compel Christopher, the ring leader, into his true form - a wolf and 
>have him hunted down like the animal he is. Now she must win 
>back Naomi's trust,  and get back the box of power the children 
>stole, before the evil one can rise to destroy  all that she has 

This is JUST what I was thinking would be good.  Thanks Ven!  I had a good
laugh reading this.

Melissa Proffitt
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