“I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t you shut your mouth, do what I tell you and start spreading the rumor of a spree killer on campus?”
Queen Naamah rules the Autumn Court with an iron hand that belies her seeming youthfulness. She took power after several years without an Autumn monarch, and while her supporters say she was chosen by the shade of Tom Hood himself, her opponents prefer to think that she was settled on simply because the Court as a whole was tired of infighting, and the other hopefuls thought she would be most easily controlled from behind the throne. As it turns out, they were wrong. Headstrong and stubborn as only a teenager can be, Naamah backed that willfulness with a razor-sharp mind and a zealous devotion to the ideals of Tom Hood. After forcing all of her subjects to pledge fealty to her and forswear any continuation of grudges left over from the interregnum, she turned the wisest and most fearsome members of her Court to the task of focusing and harvesting the ambiance of fear that hangs over the city of Miami. Fear, Naamah believes, is a weapon as sharp as any sword and baneful as the coldest iron. When the city’s fear is sharp enough, it will be the key to destroying Grandfather Thunder.