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  • If Jimmy Redfyre represents a demonic presence in the novel “Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World”, the singing prophet-healer known as Ruzahn has to be considered Redfyre’s opposite. Ruzahn’s fans do more than relate to him as a superstar musician. He is also the author of a classic underground book of writings called “The Black Skylark Songbook.” They look to his work to inspire their lives and Ruzahn himself actually lives a kind of existence that backs up these expectations. In one version of “Christmas When Music Almost Killed the World”, Danny Blue first meets Ruzahn after he has engaged in a battle with Redfyre. In the better known version, they meet during a hurricane and he becomes Danny Blue’s on-again off-again guide through the increasing chaos in their world.

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