J.D. Barker Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

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"A talented writer with a delightfully devious mind!" Jeffery Deaver #1 International Bestselling Author "Incredibly written, supremely creepy. I don't say this lightly: J.D. Barker is a force to be reckoned with." Tosca Lee NY Times Bestselling Author Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga Inspired by Actual Events Excerpt from the Journal of Clayton Stone – 1692 She was examined today without torture at Shadow Cove township on the charge of witchcraft. She said she was wholly innocent of the crime and has never in life renounced God. I watched as they brought her out. A poor, sickly thing, worn by her time behind the walls of her prison. Her bared feet and hands bound in leather, her clothing tattered to that of ruin. Despite such condition, her head was held high, her eyes meeting those of her accusers. She still refuses to provide her name so we remain unable to search baptismal records, nor has her family stepped forward to claim her as their own. We have no reason to believe she is anything but an orphaned child. I find myself unable to look at her directly in the moments preceding her trial. She is watching me though; with eyes of the deepest blue, she is watching me. Thad McAlister, Rise of the Witch When horror author Thad McAlister began his latest novel, a tale rooted in the witch trials of centuries past, the words flowed effortlessly. The story poured forth, filling page after page with the most frightening character ever to crawl from his imagination. It was his greatest work, one that would guarantee him a position among the legends of the craft. But was it really fiction? He inadvertently opened a door, one that would soon jeopardize the lives of his family. She wants to come back. At home, his wife struggles to keep their family alive. Secretly wondering if she caused it all…a deal she made long ago. A deal with the Forsaken.
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    Forsaken: Book One of the Shadow Cove Saga

    misspider

    29. April 2016 um 18:06

    This was such an awesome novel, I loved every word in it! After reading the first chapter with its reference to Needful Things, I was a bit suspicious whether the author could live up to it. But I needn't have worried at all, which I experienced soon after - the book really put a spell on me and I just couldn't stop reading. The plot was very unique, with lots of surprising twists and turns and a brilliant ending.The book was cleverly made up of two alternately told stories - one a retelling of the history past of the witch, the other describing her return several hundred years later in the present. Both stories starting separately but nearing each other with each chapter until they final meet at the end, the old journal delivering a solid background and explanation for the present happenings.While all characters were well developed, I especially liked the little minion creatures which in my mind's eye looked like gremlins. The writing was exceptional and somehow felt completely effortless, showing the author's great potential. Highest recommendation!(Thanks to the author and Booklover Catlady Publicity for providing a copy of this book in return for an honest review)

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