?

Log in

‘Whispers of the Dead’ is a detective story with a difference. The main character, and narrator, is a clairvoyant and a Wiccan. While Zoe’s main job is as a Tarot reader, her work as a consultant for the police seems to be taking her life over. She has a strong personality and the homicide detectives don’t seem to mind following her lead.

A series of murders, apparently ritual, are baffling the cops in the Baltimore area. Zoe is called to one of the crime scenes to shed some light. Despite seeing the bits and pieces of corpses and having a vision, she discards the possibility of a werewolf culprit as all lycanthropes have been killed. Then, what? Who? And who will be the next victim?

This captivating novel, while being action-packed, has room for Zoe’s supernatural visions and for the Wiccan spirituality. Zoe is a solitary Wiccan, but her best friend is the High Priestess of a local coven. However the nurse, in the hospital where Zoe stays for a short time after a murder attempt unconnected to the case, might not be as good a Wiccan.

While I enjoyed the flow, the humour, the well developed characters, and the Wiccan perspective of ‘Whispers of the Dead’, I noticed that the detectives basically let Zoe lead the case and almost consider her like one of their own, despite the fact that she is just a consultant.

‘Whispers of the Dead’ is an excellent read that echoes of the Anita Blake series written by Laurell K. Hamilton. A Wiccan novel.

Note: I received a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
In 2001, Honoria and her brother Geoffrey are two teenagers whose parents died in the 9/11 terrorist attack. They now live in Arnn, a small farming town, with their aunt and uncle. There Honoria is introduced by her new classmates to Witchwood Hollow and its legend. Most people avoid entering the Hollow as the witch might keep you…

Author Jordan Elizabeth Mierek weaves a multiple timeline in her paranormal/fantasy novel to introduce seventeen-year-old Albertine, and more characters, who wandered into the Hollow throughout the centuries, and were never seen again.

The main characters are well developed. Albertine’s ideas for her future, while rigid, are what her father expects of her in the mid-19th century. Honoria’s thinking is frequently framed by her dream of starting a fashion magazine. Each surrounded by the countryside of Arnn.

While dealing with the passing of time, the author also deals with the issues of teenage angst, insecurity, jealousy, and the importance of family. Honoria and Albertine feel real because they are equally irritating and attractive. Albertine with determination to reach her father. Honoria with her longing for her parents.

Overall ‘Escape from Witchwood Hollow’ was an enjoyable read with a few unexpected twists and an ending I didn’t see coming. This novel will catch the interest of many a teenager with its meanderings through times and minds.

NB: I was given a free copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.


http://www.amazon.com/Escape-Witchwood-Hollow-Jordan-Elizabeth-ebook/dp/B00OWAZ5T0/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438105155&sr=1-1&keywords=escape+from+witchwood+hollow
 photo MoT Banner.png


Title: Masters of Time, A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology
Authors: Alesha Escobar (Featured author), Samantha Lafantasie, Timothy C. Ward, H.M. Jones, Devorah Fox, and Alice Marks
Publication Date: July 13, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Time Travel

Synopsis
A clone who usurps his own destiny--and with it, the power of Time. A time travel romance that would defy death, and an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey...

Imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of this time travel short story collection. From adventure to loss, hope and sacrifice, each tale touches upon the precious value given to Time, and what we'd do with it, if we were its masters.

The Masters of Time sci-fi/fantasy time travel anthology is presented to you by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie, Alesha Escobar and Devorah Fox, Hugo Award nominee Timothy C. Ward, B.R.A.G Medallion honoree H.M. Jones, and Alice Marks.

Author Bio-Alesha Escobar

Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys everything from Tolkien and Dante to the Dresden Files and Hellblazer comics.

She resides in California with her partner-in-crime, Luis Escobar, a 20-year art veteran on The Simpsons television show. Alesha is the author of The Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural spy thriller set in an alternate 1940's. The trilogy books have hit the Amazon bestsellers lists for Historical Fantasy and Mashups.

You can find Alesha at her weekly blog, Fantasy, Mashups, & Mayhem, where she discusses fantasy and science fiction TV shows, movies and books, and celebrity gossip.

She's just kidding about the celebrity gossip.


Giveaway: There is a giveaway for this tour. $5 Amazon giftcard, signed print books, ebooks, swag and more. This giveaway is hosted by the authors of the anthology and NOT Masquerade Tours. The code is provided below.
<a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/eeca072f8/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="eeca072f8" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_b53x6dxs">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
<script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script>
–OR–
MY REVIEW

‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells was published in 1895. Towards the end of the 20th century, there was ‘Doctor Who’, a British TV series. The twisted ‘Twelve Monkeys’ was released in 1995. ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger was published in 2003 and adapted into a movie in 2009. Around the same time, American TV series ‘A Town Called Eureka’ explored accidental time travelling and changing timelines. Now we also have a brave anthology entitled ‘Masters of Time’ to take us away and speculate.
Missions are not always as they seem for time-travel agents, be they human or clone. A light storm can be more than colourful electricity. Children should be a bit wearier of some paintings. Bending time to save people might require sacrifices, and timing.

In ‘Masters of Time’ the reader finds an interesting mixture of romantic love, filial love, teenage hormones, and the traditional science-fiction, mixed with a dose of manipulation, a pinch of mortality and the rewriting of time.

‘Masters of Time’ is a captivating collection of short stories, diverse in genre and tone. It is an agreeable read for a rainy day and the last page will drop you with a cliffhanger just as the sunshine chases the clouds away.

You will start wondering: What if…….

Rating: 3.8 stars

I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.


















 photo MoT Banner.png


Title: Masters of Time, A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology
Authors: Alesha Escobar (Featured author), Samantha Lafantasie, Timothy C. Ward, H.M. Jones, Devorah Fox, and Alice Marks
Publication Date: July 13, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Time Travel

Synopsis
A clone who usurps his own destiny--and with it, the power of Time. A time travel romance that would defy death, and an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey...

Imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of this time travel short story collection. From adventure to loss, hope and sacrifice, each tale touches upon the precious value given to Time, and what we'd do with it, if we were its masters.

The Masters of Time sci-fi/fantasy time travel anthology is presented to you by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie, Alesha Escobar and Devorah Fox, Hugo Award nominee Timothy C. Ward, B.R.A.G Medallion honoree H.M. Jones, and Alice Marks.

Author Bio-Alesha Escobar

Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys everything from Tolkien and Dante to the Dresden Files and Hellblazer comics.

She resides in California with her partner-in-crime, Luis Escobar, a 20-year art veteran on The Simpsons television show. Alesha is the author of The Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural spy thriller set in an alternate 1940's. The trilogy books have hit the Amazon bestsellers lists for Historical Fantasy and Mashups.

You can find Alesha at her weekly blog, Fantasy, Mashups, & Mayhem, where she discusses fantasy and science fiction TV shows, movies and books, and celebrity gossip.

She's just kidding about the celebrity gossip.


Giveaway: There is a giveaway for this tour. $5 Amazon giftcard, signed print books, ebooks, swag and more. This giveaway is hosted by the authors of the anthology and NOT Masquerade Tours. The code is provided below.
<a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/eeca072f8/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="eeca072f8" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_b53x6dxs">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
<script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script>
–OR–
MY REVIEW

‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells was published in 1895. Towards the end of the 20th century, there was ‘Doctor Who’, a British TV series. The twisted ‘Twelve Monkeys’ was released in 1995. ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger was published in 2003 and adapted into a movie in 2009. Around the same time, American TV series ‘A Town Called Eureka’ explored accidental time travelling and changing timelines. Now we also have a brave anthology entitled ‘Masters of Time’ to take us away and speculate.
Missions are not always as they seem for time-travel agents, be they human or clone. A light storm can be more than colourful electricity. Children should be a bit wearier of some paintings. Bending time to save people might require sacrifices, and timing.

In ‘Masters of Time’ the reader finds an interesting mixture of romantic love, filial love, teenage hormones, and the traditional science-fiction, mixed with a dose of manipulation, a pinch of mortality and the rewriting of time.

‘Masters of Time’ is a captivating collection of short stories, diverse in genre and tone. It is an agreeable read for a rainy day and the last page will drop you with a cliffhanger just as the sunshine chases the clouds away.

You will start wondering: What if…….

Rating: 3.8 stars

I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.



















 photo MoT Banner.png


Title: Masters of Time, A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Time Travel Anthology
Authors: Alesha Escobar (Featured author), Samantha Lafantasie, Timothy C. Ward, H.M. Jones, Devorah Fox, and Alice Marks
Publication Date: July 13, 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Time Travel

Synopsis
A clone who usurps his own destiny--and with it, the power of Time. A time travel romance that would defy death, and an alluring agent from the future hunting her prey...

Imaginative and heart-pounding stories are woven into the fabric of this time travel short story collection. From adventure to loss, hope and sacrifice, each tale touches upon the precious value given to Time, and what we'd do with it, if we were its masters.

The Masters of Time sci-fi/fantasy time travel anthology is presented to you by USA Today bestselling author Samantha LaFantasie, Alesha Escobar and Devorah Fox, Hugo Award nominee Timothy C. Ward, B.R.A.G Medallion honoree H.M. Jones, and Alice Marks.

Author Bio-Alesha Escobar

Alesha Escobar writes fantasy to support her chocolate habit. She enjoys everything from Tolkien and Dante to the Dresden Files and Hellblazer comics.

She resides in California with her partner-in-crime, Luis Escobar, a 20-year art veteran on The Simpsons television show. Alesha is the author of The Gray Tower Trilogy, an action-packed supernatural spy thriller set in an alternate 1940's. The trilogy books have hit the Amazon bestsellers lists for Historical Fantasy and Mashups.

You can find Alesha at her weekly blog, Fantasy, Mashups, & Mayhem, where she discusses fantasy and science fiction TV shows, movies and books, and celebrity gossip.

She's just kidding about the celebrity gossip.


Giveaway: There is a giveaway for this tour. $5 Amazon giftcard, signed print books, ebooks, swag and more. This giveaway is hosted by the authors of the anthology and NOT Masquerade Tours. The code is provided below.
<a class="rcptr" href="http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/eeca072f8/" rel="nofollow" data-raflid="eeca072f8" data-theme="classic" data-template="" id="rcwidget_b53x6dxs">a Rafflecopter giveaway</a>
<script src="//widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js"></script>
–OR–
MY REVIEW

‘The Time Machine’ by H.G. Wells was published in 1895. Towards the end of the 20th century, there was ‘Doctor Who’, a British TV series. The twisted ‘Twelve Monkeys’ was released in 1995. ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger was published in 2003 and adapted into a movie in 2009. Around the same time, American TV series ‘A Town Called Eureka’ explored accidental time travelling and changing timelines. Now we also have a brave anthology entitled ‘Masters of Time’ to take us away and speculate.

Missions are not always as they seem for time-travel agents, be they human or clone. A light storm can be more than colourful electricity. Children should be a bit wearier of some paintings. Bending time to save people might require sacrifices, and timing.

In ‘Masters of Time’ the reader finds an interesting mixture of romantic love, filial love, teenage hormones, and the traditional science-fiction, mixed with a dose of manipulation, a pinch of mortality and the rewriting of time.

‘Masters of Time’ is a captivating collection of short stories, diverse in genre and tone. It is an agreeable read for a rainy day and the last page will drop you with a cliffhanger just as the sunshine chases the clouds away.

You will start wondering: What if…….

Rating: 3.8 stars

I was given a copy of this anthology in exchange for an honest review.


While Sylvia, who works in a bookshop and studies at the university in Manchester, is the main character, Morpheus and Nyx are equally important, and Killer -to his great disappointment- is a secondary character. Killer is known by this name because it is his choice and his function. He wants power, he wants Nyx to make him an immortal, and to do so he'll sacrifice a mortal, he'll sacrifice Sylvia to Nyx. Meanwhile Sylvia has been obsessively devoted to Morpheus since she was 14, and Nyx had enough of her obsession with Poseidon and needs a new focus.

What is it about Sylvia that makes her so attractive to Morpheus, Nyx, and Killer? Maybe Morpheus holds on to Sylvia because rarely have mortals devoted themselves solely to him. Maybe Nyx is intrigued by Sylvia's single-mindedness. Maybe she thinks that the deep connection between Sylvia and Morpheus is unhealthy, and she has more to offer to a mortal of such purity. It seems that Killer is just a tool, a tool that'll bring Sylvia to Nyx. But why use Killer when Nyx could so easily seduce the innocent Sylvia?

No deep knowledge of Greek mythology is required to appreciate and give oneself to this story. Sylvia tells you that Morpheus is the god of Dreams. Killer explains to you that Nyx is the goddess of Night. Greek gods and goddesses have always been flawed and bad role models. They bicker among themselves and need mortals to feel alive and powerful.

Nyx and Morpheus are suitably dark and enigmatic adding to the dream-like atmosphere of the writing style, and the style is dream-like even when mapping reality because Sylvia and Killer are no mere mortals. While the story is told with a quiet sensitivity and an underlining of intense passion, it is told from three different viewpoints, each personal. Killer has an obsessive desire to elevate himself over the mortals he looks at with disdain. Nyx is arrogant and curious. Sylvia is innocent and naive.

Jessica Nicholls wrote this novel with a touch of poetry and a hint of mystery. 'Into the Arms of Morpheus' is a moody piece, full of intense emotions. A captivating read that'll capture your minds and transport you into another realm, fluid and ocean-like, leaving you just enough air to breathe.

Available on amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Into-Arms-Morpheus-Jessica-Nicholls/dp/1500542237/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1430988717&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Into+The+Arms+of+Morpheys

The author is on GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7325737.Jessica_Nicholls?from_search=true

The author is also on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JessicaNicholl1

THE 'WORK IN PROGRESS' BLOG TOUR!

The Work In Progress Blog Tour

The blog tour has some rules (which I might break), but just so you know:
- Link back to the post of the person who nominated you.
- Write a little about and give the first sentence of the first three chapters of your current work-in-progress.
- Nominate some other writers to do the same.


My thanx to SW Fairbrother for nominating me (http://swfairbrother.com/reading/the-work-in-progress-blog-tour/)

I met SW FAIRBROTHER at a writing group in London, UK, and we became friends while chatting during breaks. At some point I decided to read SW’s first book, ‘The Secret Dead’, out of curiosity, wondering if I would hate it, love it, or feel lukewarm. I am not into zombies, but ‘The Secret Dead’ (link to my review: http://lordwalkiwolf.livejournal.com/13289.html) also featured other non-humans, the main character was a Death Hag, and London and the rest of the world were aware of the non-humans with the expected spectrum of extreme feelings. It was a captivating trip-and-a-twist and I later read its sequel, ‘A Murder of Crones’. SW recently contributed to a sci-fi anthology, ‘No Way Home’ (http://www.amazon.com/No-Way-Home-Lucas-Bale-ebook/dp/B00U2YDP24).

My Work in Progress
Ok, which one?
I am currently working on a speculative novel featuring werewolves, once again speculating about gender identity/ies, differently wired brains (Asperger’s syndrome) and mentioning various other themes. Current title is ‘The Beautiful Goth’.
I am also working on fantasy short stories, speculating some more about gender identy/ies, and whatever else my sleepy mind will think of. Tentative title for this collection is currently ‘The River Wolf Chronicles’.

Excerpt One
(It’s actually from the prologue)
ELIZABETH was waiting, enjoying the quiet summer night, her delicate nostrils filtering the scents carried by the gentle breeze coming her way, her ears twitching in rhythm with the night sounds.”
Excerpt Two
(It’s actually from chapter three)
“VANESSA brought three plates into the front room and laid them next to Fred. The cat was sprawled over half the coffee table, eyes half-closed, watching the unopened pizza boxes, lazily waiting for an opportunity. Maria switched the TV on, releasing the voice of a TV journalist relaying the evening news.”
Excerpt Three
(And here is an excerpt from chapter eight)
“ALEX noticed two persons on the first day of the art workshop. People's looks didn't matter to her, but their scents could influence her attitude towards them. One was wearing a sharp, but clean smell of flowers. The other one smelled mostly natural, with a discreet after-thought of vanilla soap.
She looked at them more carefully and saw how colourful they both were, each in their own way. They totally stood out in the motley group assembled in the basement of the art gallery where smells of acrylic, clay, glue, old magazines and instant coffee mingled together, almost covering an undercurrent of perfume and aftershave.”

And now my nominations

I’ll list them in chronological order of meeting.
-          I became friends with JANE TIMM BAXTER back in 2007 in the MySpace days. We became friends before I got around to read any of her writings. So when I at last read something of her imaginative world, it was rather suspenseful for me. Would I like it? Would it change our friendship? It was a relief to enjoy her dark novels and find musical inspiration in her gothic poetry. Throughout the years we helped each other out with our various projects and always gave each other honest feedback. Jane Timm Baxter is an opiniated, generous and open-minded human being. She is the author of vampire road trip ‘Shadows of Dawn’ and suspenseful dark thriller ‘Night Garden’. You can find her online:

http://www.janetimmbaxter.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1145667.Jane_Timm_Baxter
https://www.facebook.com/JaneTimmBaxterFanPage
https://twitter.com/janetimmbaxter

-          My second nomination is another generous and open-minded human being. I first connected with ELYSE DRAPER on MySpace and I read her work in the Ladies & Gentlemen of Horror 2009’, a fascinating short story featuring death as the narrator: ‘I Am Morte’. At some point, bored and in need of new reading material, I contacted her and queried about other published works. A few emails later she asked me to be the editor of her ‘Freewill’ trilogy and we became friends throughout the process. Her trilogy is paranormal fantasy for Young Adults with poetic overtones. Warning: she specializes in twisted cliff-hangers. You can find her online:
http://elysedraper.webs.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3160765.Elyse_Draper
https://twitter.com/AuthorElyseD
https://www.facebook.com/ElyseDraperFreelance

-          My third nomination is inspired and sensitive poet MARY-GENEVIEVE FORTIER, whom I met in early 2014 when we both contributed to the multi-genre anthology ‘Blessings from the Darkness’. I met her and her ‘poe-esque’ poetry again the same year, when we both contributed to the ‘Ladies & Gentlemen of Horror 2014’. “One listening to her voice or reading her words might wonder if her choice modes of expression are just expression or something more; perhaps channelling, or conjuring, something or someone reaching out…”
www.tupelohoneyhugger.com
www.facebook.com/MaryGenevieveFortierWriter
www.stayingscared.com/Night%20Nightmare.html
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8056031.Mary_Genevieve_Fortier

If Janrae Frank was still alive (she moved on to the next realm in January 2014), I would have nominated her in this blog, because she created the remarkable character Chimquar the Lionhawk, “the most complex character to exist in heroic fantasy and one of the first female-passing-for-male protagonist to exist in the genre.” I only read the first short story in 2008, but wish I had read it in 1980 when it first came out. Janrae was a talented and prolific writer in the Heroic Fantasy genre, I still have much amazing writings to read.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janrae_Frank
https://cussedness.wordpress.com/

Book review: 'My Red Blood' by Alix Dobkin

Singer-songwriter, and producer of the pioneering 1973 ‘Lavender Jane Loves Women’, Alix Dobkin has six additional highly praised albums and a songbook to her credit. ‘My Red Blood’ is a “memoir of growing up communist, coming onto the Greenwich Village folk scene, and coming out in the feminist movement.”

This memoir is the telling, in her own words, of Alix Dobkin’s growing up Jewish and communist, how it shaped her personality and life, and what she learnt from it. It is a candid study of her sexual awakening and how despite experiencing lesbianism in her teen years she chose to hang on to her “heterosexual privileges”, at least for another ten years. This book covers her childhood and part of her adulthood, her marriage and motherhood, from 1934 to 1972, in Philadelphia, Kansas, New York, Florida and other places.

Alix Dobkin came of age under the watchful eye of the FBI, and ironically used their report to recall times, places and events narrated within the pages of this book. While being an active member of the communist party during the McCarthy witch hunts, she developed a love of folk music, learnt to play the guitar and started singing. In the 60’s she became a regular performer on the Greenwich Village folk scene and met Bob Dylan, Bill Cosby, Buffy Ste Marie and many more musicians.

During her marriage, she kept on writing songs, gave birth to her daughter, and joined a women’s consciousness raising group, before amicably divorcing her husband and coming out as a lesbian. ‘My Red Blood’ is more than a record of one’s life, it is a social history encompassing communism, folk music and feminism.
Thank you, Alix Dobkin.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/My-Red-Blood-Alix-Dobkin/dp/1593501072/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424273883&sr=1-1&keywords=My+Red+Blood+Alix+Dobkin
In the second volume of Devices of War, Synn Kadar El’Asim (not Primus, he insists) of the powerful Mark learns about politics. Nix Primus (Queen of Wands) would do anything, including killing and destroying, for Synn to be her knight. Dyna Domitius (Queen of Swords) claims she wants peace. Suddenly Nix offers a peace treaty with the remaining Great Families, and wants Synn to be the emissary.

Are the adults forgetting that Synn is young, intelligent and an idealist? And that he has friends watching his back, and he is making new friends willing to follow him. Do they really think they can manipulate him? Synn is a leader and a hero, and he refuses to be a pawn. While inviting Great and lesser Families to join into a League of Cities and work on the terms of the peace treaty, Synn is waiting for Nix’s duplicity to reveal itself.

The author created a fantastic world, full of extraordinary possibilities. The readers might wonder if, given the option, they would choose to live in a sky ship (carried by an air jelly) among the clouds and along the winds, or in a lethara city (within a gigantic jellyfish) in the waters and following undercurrents. Or maybe, who knows, in Sky City to learn and read Tarot cards with the mysterious High Priestess Aiyanna.

‘Knight of Wands’ is an action-packed steampunk novel. Its first-person narrative is as visual and philosophical as in ‘Fall of Sky City’. Characters, old and new, keep on growing and developing for the eyes and minds of the readers. The author offers new questions and answers old ones before leaving the captivated readers with another breathtaking cliffhanger.
SM Blooding, where is the final volume of your trilogy?

http://www.amazon.com/Knight-Steampunk-Fantasy-Adventure-Devices-ebook/dp/B00GM6W5KO/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1424272381&sr=1-1&keywords=Knight+Of+Wands+SM+Blooding
'The Secret Dead' is a mystery novel set in the 21st century. The main character is a social worker. She is also a death hag and everyone knows it. This imaginative novel places the readers in an alternative London where, until the 60's, it was legal to burn zombies in their houses. Vivia Brisk (the hag) works for the Lipscombe Trust, a charity created to help vulnerable supernaturals (shapeshifters, winged people, etc). She is called as consultant by the police to help on a case where the new zombie to catch is her womanizing colleague Malcolm.
'The Secret Dead' is realism and grittiness with a risk of zompocalypse. It takes the readers all over London, including the Battersea Power Station that has been put to good use, while Vivia tries to locate Malcolm and his teenage son. There are details of her private life sprinkled here and there, and details of her visits to her sister in the land of the dead. I especially enjoyed the harpies and how what happened to Vivia during her routine deaths affected her when she was back to life.
'The Secret Dead' is a captivating trip with characters you look forward to see again or wonder about even when you're not keen on them. Our anti-heroine herself has secrets begging to be unraveled and resolved. It is skilled storytelling with a touch of complexity. The ending is a cliffhanger, which -while twisted- gives the main character the opportunity to sit down and consider her options. The sequel, 'A Murder of Crones', is at hand and calling to be read, too.


Available on Amazon: http://smile.amazon.com/Secret-Dead-London-Bones-Book-ebook/dp/B00JMSXHLA/ref=sr_1_3?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1423419803&sr=1-3&keywords=SW+Fairbrother

Latest Month

September 2016
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 

Tags

Syndicate

RSS Atom
Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Katy Towell