They are from California. They are blonde and sisters, and lead the relatively boring and pointless lives of teenagers everywhere; well, apart from the ghosts, witches, vampires and other supernatural creatures which seem to be attracted to their blondeness.
Welcome to the world of Alex and Jackie: a world where author, Tom Weston, blends stories of the mysterious and magical with history, humor and little bits of sibling rivalry.
Alexandra O’Rourke, aged 16, is not a happy camper. It’s New Year’s Eve. She should be partying in San Diego with her friends, but instead she is stuck in Boston, with just her younger sister, Jackie, for company.
As if that wasn’t bad enough, she is being haunted by Sarah, the ghost of a seventeenth century Puritan. Oh, and there is the small matter of witchcraft to be sorted out.
The Elf of Luxembourg
It’s not all fun fairs and ice-cream. Well, it is – but that’s beside the point. When one is in Luxembourg, there is a certain standard to maintain, and vacationing with Elves and Vampires is so old school. But can Alex convince her younger sister, Jackie, of that? Of course not, so she may as well get used to it.
Deep beneath the city of Luxembourg there lies a secret. The Vampires believe it is protected by the Elf. The Elf believes it is protected by a prophecy concerning Alex and Jackie. And the sisters? They believe shoes in Luxembourg are too expensive.
When Alex met trouble, she blamed her sister, Jackie. And Alex’s engagement to a Viking prince was trouble. For a wedding held in 11th century Ireland would make it difficult to invite her friends from San Diego.
But Jackie had her own problems, including uncooperative fairies and strange songs which only she could hear. And if Jackie could not make it rain, marauding Vikings would be the least of their worries.