The book I took from Tag is mostly violent rambling and other insane bullshit, but there is some instruction on how to do spells in there. It gave me a better understanding of blood magic. I don’t think you can learn real magic from a book without someone teaching you. But this vile shit? Maybe.
Here’s the other thing. I think it’s a fake. I don’t think Christa Pike or Tadaryl Shipp actually wrote this. The non-magic parts seem too sure-handed for the scrawling of a couple of teenage morons. I’m no expert but it seems like what someone would write if they wanted to make you think that it was the journal of a murderous Satanic couple.
Maybe next time I’m in Nashville I can visit the women’s prison and ask her if she wrote it. If she’s allowed to have visitors after her last escape attempt.
So the question is – who did write it and why? I wish I could get my hands on that book the Archery Girls or Cassie had. If they were the same or similar, that would really be something.
After reading it, I tried to use my finding spell to locate whoever had created it. That turned out to be a pretty bad idea. Not only did it not work but I felt an intense pressure on the back of my eyes and I started bleeding from the gums. I’m pretty sure that without the wards Mr. Petticord taught me, I would have died.
Whoever made this book really doesn’t want to be found. And they have power. After that I tried to burn it. Nothing happened. It was like trying to burn a rock. The pages didn’t even get singed. At least in that way it is like the book from Ash vs. Evil Dead.
I’ll keep it in Royale’s trunk until I figure out a way to destroy it. Hopefully the trunk is magic enough itself to keep the book from doing anything evil on its own.