Meg's Review:This novel was a raw and highly engaging read. We start off with a jolt and it never stops going. The main character in this book dies. Often-ish. I know that's vague, but I really want you to read it and don't want to give too much away. I mean we meet Edmund at age ten and from there we travel with him through these horrific but not horrific, but still scary and interesting journeys. The definition of great Urban Fantasy. Some parts of this book I did the *hide and cringe* and others I just gapped at what was happening. The detail in this novel just grips you. I am not a fan of books with religion as a main aspect, and this one doesn't per say, but some of the parts about it are analytical and dismissive in a way. But, it is in a way that I thought it played well with the story. It didn't distract me, and in fact I thought it was a very unique outlook. The book is wonderfully written and the characters personal is very well-developed. The writing style is well thought out and the plot line keeps the reader engaged. A scary and interesting read that I am glad I picked up. Not a book for everyone, but if you want a little scary that makes you think, this book is for you. Synopsis:
I grew up in a world of magic. By the time I was ten I understood nature, talked to the trees, and listened to the wind. When the kingdom of men conquered my town, I was murdered by one of my own—the betrayer of my kind. But I didn't stay dead.
I woke to find myself in a strange new world called Los Angeles. The only keys to the life I remembered were my father’s ring, my unique abilities, and the onslaught of demons that seemed hell-bent on finding me. Now I must find out who I really am, protect my friends, and get back to my beloved hometown of Orenda.
Meet Rick Chiantaretto
I've often been accused of having done more in my life than the average person my age, but if I were completely honest I'd have to tell you my secret: I'm really 392. So after all this time, I'm a pretty crappy writer. I have one book published but out of print, one coming out soon, and a bunch half written (when you have eternity, where's the reason to rush?). I've been favorably reviewed by horror greats like Nancy Kilpatrick, and my how-to-write-horror articles have been quoted in scholarly (aka community college freshmen's) papers. I enjoy the occasional Bloody Mary, although a Bloody Kathy or Susan will suffice. Mostly, I just try to keep a low profile so people don't figure out who I REALLY am.
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