Okay… this is a little eerie…
For those of you who’ve read WONDROUS STRANGE, you’ll have already met Queen Mabh’s pals, the Cailleach – or Storm Hags, as they are affectionately (!) referred to.
Well… the Hags make an appearance in DARKLIGHT, too (during a bit of a knock-down with some of the nastier creatures of the Otherworld). And they do stuff like – er – this right in the middle of Central Park:
“Kelley glanced upward as a deafening whine and hiss assaulted her ears. The sky directly above her head tumbled with black and purple thunderheads and three Cailleach—her mother’s fearsome Storm Hags—suddenly appeared in a burst of lightning and thunder…
The Cailleach were like the living embodiment of unpleasant weather—in this case, three whip-twisty funnel clouds… they swirled together into one massive, tornado-like formation, plucked the whole tangled pack of thrashing fae out of the Gill, and spun away with them over the tree-tops, spitting lightning randomly about the park as they went.
The silence left behind in their wake was deafening.”
Then I saw this news report about a violent storm sweeping through the park and wondered if they’d actually managed to escape the pages of the book!! 😉
Check out this footage of the aftermath – scary stuff!