By Alia's Blood

by Bing C. Michael



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 07/07/1977

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781587215797
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 568
ISBN : 9781587215780

About the Book

In the end, the Miami paper would nail it in their editorial. "This thing was about Alia, all about her, and her swim that fateful night."

The story began 28 years ago with a reporter stationed at a Coral Gables hospital located hard by Biscayne Bay. It concerned the mysterious death of a pregnant Honduran female and a deadly curse they say followed her from the Bay Islands. Alia, descendant of a 17th-century pirate and a woman taken from a captured slaver, was island nobility but chose to flee her family and an arranged marriage to be with the man she loved.

Her daughter lived. Rumor had it that it was predestined the newborn would carry the curse, pass it to her surviving firstborn female offspring, then die. So it would travel, daughter to daughter, down through the generations until the bloodline was broken.

The attending doctor filled in the required blanks of the death certificate and moved on, duty complete, official cause of death listed as cardiac arrest. Then, as is often the case in legends of cursed bloodlines, the tale sank into the tapestry of local lore.

Now, after years of silence, it surfaces, exploding into the public consciousness. Serena, woman child of Alia, must now face her mother's legacy--and break the curse or die.

About the Author

Bing Michael grew up in Miami, Florida. Always around the sea, he spent his early summers as a deckhand on harbor and sea tugs, gaining a healthy respect for a sailor's twin demons: danger and boredom. The spirit of these formative years spent docking ships, towing barges filled with highly flammable and explosive liquids, and working alongside a colorful cast of characters provides the foundation for his writing. Home for this licensed captain is Charlotte, North Carolina. He can be reached by e-mail at: