Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Chess lives in a world where God doesn’t exist, where ghost are horrible entities that have only a desire to do harm and the only way she can escape the loneliness and nightmarish memories of growing up is to use drugs.
Chess feels that the only thing in her life that she takes pride and integrity in is her work. Chess is a church witch, an employee of The Church of Real Truth where she has been trained to banish spirits and solve haunting mysteries. She has been dealt horrible life circumstances having no family, being tossed from abusive foster home to abusive foster home. She is constantly making, or rather forced into making bad choices.
When Bump, her drug supplier request her help with a haunting he has, Chess must do the job for him, or who knows what the circumstances will be. She is accompanied by a frightening tank of an enforcer named Terrible that helps her solve the mystery of Chester Airport. Too bad the help she is giving Bump inundates all aspects of her life. I was constantly wondering and guessing the outcome of the story – only to be happily surprised by the ending.
I cannot help but love Chess. Her ability to keep parts of her soul protected and find integrity within a corrosive world is admirable. She fights for what she believes in, sells herself short and is learning to trust others. Chess treats all people the same, she can see people for who they are and is very just in her judgment of people. Chess can bring the best out in those around her. I admire her good qualities. I want her to find happiness and the peace that she feels she doesn’t deserve or cannot have.