Carmella was fresh out of the University, starting her adult life with everything ahead of her. When she found a great house in her ancestral home of Window Rock, Arizona, she was thrilled. Everything seemed perfect, and she couldn’t wait to learn about the Navajo ways and her mother’s role in their life.
Shortly after she had discovered a mysterious book of spells in her home, Carmella opens herself up to something more sinister — a long deceased Navajo Skinwalker spirit and this witch-spirit wants to walk the Earth in a human's flesh again. The witch’s faithful servant stalks Carmella as he serves to satisfy his Mistress.
Day by Day. Step by step. Carmella falls prey to the darkness, and only the tribe can help her. With the support of her friends and the man that she loves, an ancient rite may be the only thing that can save her from the evil Skinwalker.
Dedra Stevenson is the author of The Hakima's Tale trilogy, Tales of the Lantern, Antar and Haider, and Magnolia Grove. Living in the Middle East had always provided Dedra with a great treasure of folklore and imaginative stories to gain inspiration from.
The Skinwalker has a loyal servant in Carl, as he would do anything for her, even murder. As he buries the body of his latest victim, he feels a stab of guilt.
The Skinwalker: Resurrection
As Carl buried Eddie's body, he remembered his humanity and felt a tinge of guilt for what he'd done. As he dug the grave, he couldn't help but notice Eddie's tattoos. One looked like a battle symbol that the Navajo used for great warriors. This made Carl wonder about the man he'd just sacrificed to his beloved Haseeya, or to the "darkness" as she said. He had to believe that she'd reward him at some point by letting him partake of her power, but he also hoped that she'd make him her partner in the living world as well.