Rosa Maria's death shocks everyone. Ana forgives her many trespasses against her. She gets home, showers, turns off the lights and goes to bed but a slap in the dark gets her on her feet. Rosa calls out from inside the house. A fiend from Hell brings her back on a killing spree. Ana turns the lights on and faces the lively corpse of her bully sister. She has to stop it. The trilogy begins. More
In Rosa Maria’s Chains, ANA (POV) hears no nice words from her mother, MARIA. However, she hears all the sweetest conversations she shares with her older sister, ROSA. Rosa loves the needless attention and pampering that no one else gets. She likes being the envy of her siblings. She is the eldest. She annoys them, she overpowers them, she tortures them and Maria always takes her side. Ana learns not to make reports on Rosa. Although Rosa is a bad girl, she is equally a fun girl. That way she entices the siblings she bullies into committing wrongful action. They all look up to her as their leader. Rosa never gets punished for doing wrong. All her father does is speaks to her. Soon, her luck runs out. He has enough of her delinquency, the banister in the high rise apartment she sits on and the fast paced city. Rosa maintains her stubbornness. MR. PESO wants to change his daughter, Rosa’s heart though. She costs him a lot of money when she defaces the school. He has the family relocate for that. Nobody is impressed but Rosa is angered. She leaves her friends behind and Maria cries because she abandons her old mother. Upon settling, they hear stories at the school, at the parlor and almost anywhere. As if the local folklore is not eerie enough, those stories are extra supernormal but the family ignores those tales. The first story is about a tomb that someone reopens. There is a spirit inside it that gets loose. Ana visits it to see if it even matches the description in the story. It does. She thinks it’s a gimmick to make her believe. Are they silly? Most of the villagers believe and Ana thinks they are superstitious. She thinks they are bore because the countryside is so serene without those weird stories that they are sure to make something up. The second story connects to the first of the tomb with the chains. A priest in the village rampages the territory. He is indestructible as he is under the control of a demon which no one is able to exorcise. Villagers bury him alive but he digs his way back out. He growls and hisses. They hang him but he tears the rope to shreds. A third story tells that the priest attempts to save a hermit, DEVON. Devon is the host of a strange demon which kills his mother. It is transferred to the priest during contact. Ana lays these stories to rest. Mr. Peso knows better. A policeman stops him while driving and pleads for him to enter a house. There is something in the house that shocks Mr. Peso. A man is sitting there, dead with his mouth wide open and the policeman gives him no warning. Suddenly, there is a loud din coming from the open mouth of the corpse. The words of the demon are persuasive. Mr. Peso does not speak about it. Ana grows up. In order to keep Rosa away, she alienates herself from her family. She likes the peace that exists without Rosa but when the doctor says that Rosa is dead, Ana is not so sure. She remembers Rosa’s persistence during her life. However, Ana sees the flat-line on the monitor. Rosa goes pale and peaceful and Ana forgives her. The nurse records her time of death. Ana is about to disclose the bad news when Rosa burps and gets up. It takes the entire staff to keep the cadavar from running amok. She is locked up where she growls and hisses Ana’s thoughts. Rosa creates a series of scary illusions before she escapes the doctor’s chamber. The defiant, dead and demon riddled corpse enjoys a killing spree. One by one, family members fall by her bare hands. Ana is left fighting for her life and the soul of her son but the demons do not give up pursuing her. By nightfall, Rosa Maria is bound for more action. Her body is blue, bloated and swarming with flies but she smiles when she catches up with her younger sister.